I came across a social site today that I wanted to share with everyone! Many of you may already know about this exciting tool (look me up and add me as a friend if you're a member!), but for those that don't know about Classroom 2.0, this is a site you definitely need to visit. The web address is simple (http://www.classroom20.com/) and membership is free.
I would describe this website as a "myspace" for teachers who want to share technology ideas and participate in disucssions. The possibilities are much more than on "myspace", though, because of the forums you are able to participate in as well as the possibility to create, through the Ning Network (through which Classroom 2.0 was started by Steve Haragdon), your own social website for your class, a particular project, or group. Another tool that Classroom 2.0 provides is a place to blog. If you've been wanting to dabble in starting your own blog as a place for information outside your classroom, this would be a good place to get started.
You can upload videos, music, photos, join different groups that are already in progress, and join in discussions that are already taking place. All-in-all, if your'e looking for a website that connects you with other teachers, but are new and a little afraid of getting involved with some of the more advanced tools that are available, Classroom 2.0 is a great place to get your feet wet. I promise, once you get started, you won't want to stop! Visit Classroom 2.0 today!!