For our mid-term grade, we were required to participate in a Jigsaw Project reviewing the use of Web 2.0 applications for assessment. I chose to review Edmodo, a private, secure social networking site developed for the educational community. Readers may read my review of Edmodo on our Web 2.0 Assessment Toolbox Wiki. While researching Edmodo which uses a platform very similar to Facebook, I discovered a another social networking tool for education called Twiducate. Twiducate provides educators and their students a private social networking forum modeled on the Twitter social network. This video describes the educational goals of Twiducate.
Another type of social networking tool was reviewed by one of my partners. She describes LiveJournal as a combination of a blog and Facebook. Her review emphasizes the use of LiveJournal as a reflective tool with social feedback.
The third tool reviewed for our Assessment Toolbox Assignment, Survey Monkey, is an easy to use and cost effective online survey application. For further information, the full review may be read on the Web 2.0 Assessment Toolbox.
One advantage of putting our toolbox in a Wiki format, is the ability to easily modify, edit and add to our toolbox as we discover new applications with educational uses.