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You Surf the Internet, You Read Blogs, Maybe You Even Listen to Podcasts and Participate on Online Social Networks. Now, You Want to Create Your Own Web 2.0 Resource for Use in the Classroom or to Collaborate with Other CTE Professionals. the Following Are Services That Can Help You Quickly and Easily Launch Your Own Wiki, Blog or Podcast
Wiki Hosting Service
The 411: Wetpaint is a service that offers ad-free wikis for education at no charge. A wiki is a simple Web site that students and teachers can easily edit, adding syllabi, resource lists and student projects. There are many other examples on how to use classroom wikis and teacher peer wikis at the Web site given above, as well as a forum on using Wetpaint wikis in education. Educators can control who sees and contributes to the wiki; however, be aware that students under the age of 13 cannot register on Wetpaint, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Blog Hosting Service
The 411: Hosting more than 188,000 blogs, Edublogs provides an easy way for teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and others involved in education to create and host their blog. It's free and comes with more than 100 megabytes of upload space that can be extended to three gigabytes; users can customize themes and features. It provides advice on how to use blogs as a teaching tool, and includes a space called Edublogs Campus, which caters to schools and universities that want to create, manage and control blogs through their own domain.
Podcast Hosting Service
The 411: This podcast hosting site offers different levels of service, but the free account provides all that most podcasters could want. …