I am a 2nd grade teacher, and I am currently in the middle of a week long course dedicated to introducing teachers to the world of collaborative web technologies. The class text was Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
written by Will Richardson (which I highly recommend). In class we briefly explored blogs, wikis, and Flickr among other topics addressed in the book. However, at this point I am feeling very overwhelmed by all the possibilities. I would like to start small, so that I do not overwhelm myself or my students. Blogging has intrigued me the most, yet I am unsure about where to begin with my students since they do not have their own email accounts, and privacy is an issue. Any suggestions as to where to begin, or simple project ideas incorporating any of these technologies would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your help!