Shortening the Clicks and Keystrokes

In an increasing effort to connect to/with/from my students electronically, I like to think that I practice several networking technologies including email, Twitter, GoogleWave, and GoogleVoice. Of this ever-increasing list, it appears that email is the most reliable, consistent, familiar, and is here to stay.

Several weeks ago, I asked our district’s technology coordinator to set me up a list-serve mailing list for all of my 168 seventh graders. While I don’t really understand the technicalities of a list-serve, I am at least familiar with the end result: I can send an email to one address and a whole slew of kids get the message. Continue reading