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I remember seeing a documentary on somewhere like Harvard in which they used wireless voting handsets to indicate whether students were understanding what was being taught in realtime. In a BYOD context where everyone is connected it would be trivial to write a form to do the same. Form with a reusable question - do you understand with two or three responses as multichoice. Then write a script to chart the data in realtime - instructions on the web. Write something to delete former responses - also on the web - and you are done.
trivial if everyone has a connected device and you are working in the environment.
Mymaps takes a copy of google maps and makes an overlay. Sort of what they used to call a mashup but without the difficult coding. Uses could be to map earthquakes, pollution etc. Any statisitcal dataset that has a geospatial component can be added as a google spreadsheet. The resulting location pins can then be colour coded to allow easy visualisation of the data.
Any competent IT professional can list off a series of technologies that are heavily used in industry. However these are not necessarily the best solutions for the classroom. A range of factors including wow factor and inherent scaffolding are the key selection criteria.
I am currently attending The Canberra EDTechTeam Summit learning about Google Apps in education. One of the things that is a little missing if what I had seen so far is integration of google applications with student experience in a single place ie how to create a virtual classroom. this is somewhat met by the Google Applications for Education/classroom product but it is very specific as a learning management system rather than a virtual classroom. Google sites offers the ability to do integration between google applications, information and other applications/information to provide a teaching platform in the curator model. The intersection between classroom/GAFE and sites would provide the best of all worlds.