I have become a big fan of Wiki pages this summer. I was introduced to them during a summer school pilot program (PBL - Problem Based Learning) which introduces 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to a number of new technology resources (hardware and software). Our group of 11 students used the Wiki to communicate with each other, critique and edit each other's ideas and to show their projects. As I mentioned in the SBISD sandbox, I will definitely use a classroom Wiki page to allow students to give their views on academic subjects, to create an online newspaper similar to the hard copy school newspaper we created last year, and as a place for students to show their work.
After watching the PB Works video, I was reminded I can add new pages to the main page. My plan is to create a classroom page for everyone to share and have links to each student's individual page where they can show their work on a page entirely devoted to themselves. That way, they learn about collaborative efforts as well as having the ability to express their individuality. Insert plug ins are awesome and are very easy to do. I believe they will be extremely useful in displaying photo and video projects.
I am making a concerted effort to make comments after each thing. I am still hesitant due to a fear that I may inadvertently upset someone due to a misunderstanding. But I realize people like feedback as do I so I need to step out of the shadows and be heard (I am much better at this face to face but online it is a struggle for me).