Hi Renee--Google Wave is collaborative e-mail. It combines the features of e-mail, IM/Chat, wikis, etc all in real-time. It is not open to everyone yet as it is in beta testing. You will need an invite to try it out. I'm sure we can arrange that thru Classroom 2.0. In the meantime, take a look at the links below to get a better idea of what Wave does. Hope this helps.
Hi Renee--Google Wave is not that intuitive so I wouldn't worry too much about it. You wil get the hang of it! It is best used in Google's Chrome browser which you can download at Google Chrome Browser Have fun!!
I just saw this discution and I'd like to share with you that we have a group "Teachers in Google Wave" where we share invitations for google wave and experiences using it. If you like an invitation, just e-mail me (i have got 14 left) if you want one for you or someone else.