If you’re like me and have had a Google Wave invite sitting on the backburner waiting for that lazy day to dive on in and really get wet then this article from the UK TechRadar mag will be of interest. If you are looking for other assistance then check out the Complete Guide to Google Wave. For some interesting ideas on how Google Wave can be used then have a look at Four Surprising Uses of Google Wave from Mashable. Though they aren’t specifically educationally based the ideas behind them could easily be turned into something engaging and educationally productive.
Google started sending out invites to its Google Wave collaboration service back in September, and following a clamour for invites, the service was met with a resounding “huh?” from many people who tried it.
But Wave is a revolutionary new way to keep in contact with people and collaborate on documents and could completely replace email.
The theory is that email (which has been with us for over four decades, believe it or not) is beginning to look a little antiquated, especially when we could be using the features of Web 2.0 with ‘waves’.
On that basis, Google plans to release this new system under an open source licence, so that other developers and companies can create their own wave services, and eventually help everyone to replace their current email solutions.
What exactly are these ‘waves’ that you’re talking about? …………..