What a list! This discovery exercise challenged me to find a 'useful tool' from the Web 2.0 Awards List--a tool that I can incorporate into my classroom. I have been seeing Twitter and Digg icons everywhere, so I had to investigate those sites...I joined both! However, I don't know the District policy on accessing those sites, so I am not sure if I would be able to incorporate them into my curriculum.
LinkedIn, on the other hand, probably is not blocked by the firewall. This site would be a great way of exposing my Junior Achievement students to business professionals that could answer various questions for them. I joined the site (big surprise) so that I could surf through its offerings. There's an area there where you can ask questions and professionals with the knowledge/expertise in said area can answer you. This may be a great tool for assisting my students that are members of our Junior Achievement Company Program.
With that said...if I am able to access Digg through our firewall, I believe that it would be a great asset to my Marketing class. The students would be able to 'dig' articles related to various aspects of marketing (novel idea!).
I will be on campus tomorrow working on grants with another business teacher...I will try to access Digg and Twitter within the district...I'll report back to you all on my progress...