I've just started using PBWiki recently...really just playing around.  I've used Wetpaint and Wikipedia before, but I have to say that one feature of PBWiki that has stuck out in my head for classroom teachers is the ability to create classroom accounts without attaching emails to the accounts.

To make any changes in PBWiki, you have to log in.  This is whether your wiki is public or not.  So often when I discuss wikis with teachers, I tell them they have to come up with system for log ins or use a common log in.  With PBWikis new classroom accounts, it will generate logins and passwords for each of your students without emails.  This is huge and awesome.  To find out more details about this, check out PBWiki's post and take a look at the video below.


This is the second day of fun professional development with the engaging and passionate teachers at Power Center Academy in Memphis, TN. 

:: Clif and Michael's Bookmarks
     1. Clif's Bookmarks in Diigo :: http://www.diigo.com/user/Clifsnotes
     2. Michael's Bookmarks in Jumptags :: http://www.jumptags.com/msquareg

:: Links and Activities
     1. M&Ms Live Spreadsheet

2. Embeds—Embedding fun, live and automatically updated widgets.
3. Search & Retrieve—Coming to understand the different search engines, search directories and metasearches.  When to what.


Clif Mims and I will be sharing and discussing with Grades 6–8 teachers at Memphis' newest charter school Power Center Academy.  We'll be spending two days with the teachers and staff discovering how best to leverage their high technology environment and Web 2.0 tools.  Below are some of the tools and resources we'll be exploring.

:: Our Resource Sites
     :: http://www.clifmims.com
     :: http://clifmims.wetpaint.com
     :: http://www.diigo.com/user/Clifsnotes
     :: http://viralnotebook.weebly.com
     :: http://www.jumptags.com/msquareg

:: Viral Videos
     YouTube videos that make a point.

:: Social Bookmarking Sites
     Diigo :: http://www.diigo.com
     Delicious :: http://delicious.com
     Jumptags :: http://www.jumptags.com
     Pillfish :: http://www.pillfish.net
     Trailfire :: http://www.trailfire.com

:: Web Presence Tools
     Weebly :: http://www.weebly.com
     Edublogs :: http://edublogs.org/
     Wikispaces :: http://www.wikispaces.com/

:: Trailfire is for More than Bookmarking
     Here's a post that describes how to use Trailfire to create self-instructional units and Webquests.

:: How to Weebly in 10

:: Search & Retrieve
     An activity to explore different search engines, metasearches and directories.