Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has compiled a list of some great social learning platforms that educators and teachers can start with. Check them out and share them with your colleagues :
Although relatively new, Pinterest has proved to be a great social bookmarking website and is gaining in popularity day after day. It allows for a great social interaction among users and can also be a source of professional development for many teachers. Check out Teachers Easy Guide to The Use of Pinterest to learn more about the pedagogical implications of this platform
Ning provides several social networking groups specifically created by and desgined for teachers and educators where they interact with each other, share learning and teaching resources, and many more. Check out this list of The Best Educational Ning Groups for Teachers to learn more.
Skype is an awesome web tool that allows educators and teachers to connect with each other and orgnaize online meetings from everywhere in the world. Check out Teachers Guide to The Use of Skype in Education to learn more about this platform.
Wikis are gaining traction in education as an ideal tool for collaborative work but there are more than just collaboration that makes a Wiki a promising web tool for teachers and students.This Guide will walk you through the potential of this tool in education.
Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time. Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world. Much of the learning nowadays takes place online and via a network of interconnected relations. Check out Teachers Guide to The Use of PLNs in Education to learn more
Check out this Guide to learn more about educational blogging.
10- Web Conferencing Tools
With the advance of technology into education and the ease of accessibility to internet services, a new form of instruction based on web conferencing technologies has emerged. Web conferencing was initially introduced into the world of business allowing conferencing events to be shared with remote locations but is now widely embraced in education.
11- Collaborative Web Tools
We have recently published a list of some of the best web tools that teachers and students can use to synchronously collaborate online, hold discussions, and backchannel. Check out the List Here.