I choose to read on NETS-T Module (3): Model Digital-Age Work and Learning because I found it to be interesting. The question had to do with using a variety of tools to effectively communicate with both students and parents, as well as peers and members of the community. The article I read entitled "Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners" by Chris Riedel, was really interesting because it gave me a list of tools that I can use to create pages across the internet that can help make the classroom more interesting and provide clearer information on assignments. One of the tools, Yack Pack, allows the creator to add members to their pack and then pick and choose which members with whom to communicate with. The creator can choose just a few people or the entire pack to send a message, and they can send one back. The only downside, which is also the coolest part, is that the messages are created through the use of a microphone attached to the computer, which not all people may have. Another tool is Voki, a text speech generator. Through this, teachers can composite a text and have it read through a computer generated voice. The website gives examples of useful applications ranging from vocabulary lists to aiding in directions for those that may not read as well as others.
SOURCE: Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners
Riedel, C. (2009). Top 10 web 2.0 tools for young learners. The Journal, Retrieved from http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/02/02/top-10-web-20-tools-for-young-learners.aspx