English Language Arts in the Classroom

Exploring topics for addition to the class web page here.

Using styles in word processing.

Making online slide shows
There are several sites where you can make your own slide shows. I've used www.slide.com and the flickr tool from www.bighugelabs.com . I could discuss how to use these tools, and compare features of some of these programs.

Social Networking in the Classroom (ning.com)
From Read/Write web (www.readwriteweb.com) a 2-part article on Social Networking
Part 1 provides an overview on the topic at http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/e-learning_20.php.
Part 2 discusses the use of Elgg at http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/e-learning_20.php, social network software for education.
Some other links of interest on the subject:
Schools and Online Social Networking By Nancy Willard at Education World at http://www.education-world.com/a_issues/issues/issues423.shtmlPublished: October 11, 2006
From Education Week:
Social-Networking Sites for Schools Promote Safety, Education Benefits
By Rhea R. Borja at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2006/10/11/07network.h26.html : Published February 15, 2006

Social-Networking Web Sites Pose Growing Challenge for Educators By Andrew Trotter at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2006/02/15/23facebook.h25.html

My Project Could be:
This page will profile Ning.com, an online social network server, where anyone can create a social network. In fact, there are 2 rather large education groups already there: Library 2.0 at http://library20.ning.com/ and Classroom 2.0 at http://classroom20.ning.com/, or perhaps compare it to another social networking service on the net.