Today I stumbled across a blog post from Instructify that described Google Moderator. I must confess, I had not heard much about it until I read that post here. I was intrigued enough to give it a try. I went to the Google Moderator page and created what it calls a “Series” on New Technology Use Ideas for the 2010-2011 School Year.” I sent invitations to my teachers, and bingo, it is up and running. This tool is bare-bones, but it is extremely easy to set up and use. I would encourage administrators who have a need for a technology tool that encourages sharing of ideas and fostering discussion to check out Google Moderator. Below is a video from YouTube about how to set it up. By the way, it looks to have some promise for the classroom too.
Main Screen in Google Moderator
Access Google Moderator here: http://www.google.com/moderator