July 6, 2010 - Wikis
When I viewed the training video for the use of a Wiki in the classroom, it seemed very similar to Google.docs (Tool 4) as far as creating a page that can be collaborated on and edited by others. It would be useful for team planning of activities. I like the idea of creating a story or poem and have students add to or edit it for fun. I might also use it for a type of 'scavenger hunt' where students would have to research different items related to a topic and write about their findings on a wiki page to share with others.
Personal note - All of these tools seem very interesting and could be utilized in the classroom, but at this point in my Tool training they are starting to 'overlap' a bit.
Nevertheless - on to Tool 7!