I watched a tutorial on how to use Skype in the classroom. This would be a great way for my students to talk with authors from around the country. Also, we could talk to students from different countries around the world and discover what their schools are like. Skype truly allows students to travel around the globe without packing, spending money for tickets, etc. All the world truly is a stage with this tool.
Blogger is another wonderful tool which teachers can use to get their students actively engaged in discussions about a topic. I can create a blog for my students to use in which they can comment on important topics such as ways to recycle, how to create environmentally friendly zoos, etc. The topics which can be discussed are endless. The teacher has to discuss appropriate and inappropriate ways to comment about topics.