This week I received a google wave invite from Andressa Cardoso, a talented colleague from Goiania, and have been playing with it ever since. After having watched many youtube videos and having read Orli's great posts about it (although she says she's not very enthusiastic about Googlewave) I feel less lost. :)
My objective now is to add fellow teachers as my contacts in order to test the tool and create meaningful waves.
This is an interesting document shared by Orli about Google wave extensions.
Google Wave Extension List -
These are the extensions I've tried:
Emoticony - you can use emoticons.
Tweety - lets you tweet from within a google wave.
Now, the best way , in my opinion, to tweet from a wave is to click on this symbol when starting a blip (a message), and insert this URL http://www.twittergadget.com/gadget_gmail.xml
Thiago Eduardo tought me how to drag and drop files into a wave. For that you need to install the gear from http://gears.google.com/ .
I still feel like a fish out of water, but I'll persist.
A nice Google Wave tutorial to get started:
If you're an EFL teacher and would like to find other educators with whom you can wave or if you'd like a wave invite add your name to this wiki http://webheadswave.wikispaces.com/