I found an outstanding Web 2.0 tool called Edmodo, which I plan to use for my AR project. Edmodo is a powerful tool for interacting with students and sharing information and assignments. Upon entering the site, there is an easy to follow video tutorial, which allows teachers to quickly set up an account and create a group. The site allows teachers to distribute a code for student access and student emails are optional. After creating a group, teachers simply invite students and give them the access code. On the home page, there is a post bubble and instructors can choose to post an alert, assignment or poll. You can choose to send to an individual, multiple individuals, groups or multiple groups. Assignments can be created or uploaded from a file on the instructor’s computer. When students post a reply it is date tagged and facilitators can reply individually or publicly and add a tag or filter for later organization. Choose options like email, text or twitter to get notifications. The site allows the management of multiple groups. Teachers can organize messages using the tags and filters to save time in later retrieval. The system includes a gradebook to easily track student progress. Teachers can connect with other teachers to share ideas through the site as well. The group page even has a calendar so that students can keep track of assignments and a library to consolidates links sent to the group. The site is simple enough to easily manage information yet offers enough features to be useful. I have used similar platforms offered by the school district but had difficulty with students handling the complexity of the system and with student access problems. Frequently, students forgot the N# assigned to them and occasionally numbers were deleted or did not work. With this site, everyone has the same access code and students can easily access the system from any other computer. The site is easy to understand and eliminates the frustration of hunting for information and assignments.