Communities of practice such as Webheads in Action is a good way to get introduced to the most recent tools and class practice.
There are a few sites where you can get information about this community of worldwide teachers:
Teresa Deca’s page http://220.127.116.11/teresadeca/webheads/wia-index.htm
The official web site: http://webheadsinaction.org/
Other sites: http://wiaoc.org/