Thanks, Benjamin - I'll check that out! I think much of the innovation depends on pedagogy as well...you can have the greatest technology, but it flops if you have the same old teaching methods. I actually created this site for my students, who are preservice teachers; I'm sure they'll get some great ideas from your blog. Thanks for replying!
I think that podcasting is a great tool for students to use. I view it as learning on the go. It is so easy to create and like you said they students do seem to put forward more effort because they know that it is going to be published for the whole world to see. In one of my classed right now we just finished making a podcast to get familiar with the capabilities of it and even though it is just a sort of radio broadcast there is a lot of ways to become creative and make it interesting to the students and their learnings.
In the classroom's I've been in, I've used products like smart-boards, skype, prezi, microsoft offfice, elmo's, cs software, blogger, and DEPCO, LLC products. I guess it kinds of depends on what subject you are teaching. I think with the way the current job market, any type of technology in the classroom is beneficial. http://www.depcollc.com
Thanks! I actually originally posted this question for my students, who are preservice teachers, so that they could discuss their observations of technology usage in classrooms, but I'm really happy to get responses from other people, too, because now my students can check out all your suggestions!
Podcasting is a great technology to use in the classroom. Teachers can make podcasts for students to listen to or students can make their own podcasts for other students to listen to. Also one of my favorite technologies is Prezi! It is a fun and easy technology to use for presentations.