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Part Thirty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

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The first part of this post is my usual introduction to this series.  If you’re familiar with it already, just skip down to the listing of new sites…

Here’s the latest installment in my series on The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly.  As you may remember, in order to make it on this list, the web tool has to:

* be easily accessible to English Language Learners and/or non-tech savvy computer users.

* allow people to create engaging content within minutes.

* host the user’s creation on the site itself indefinitely, and allow a direct link to be able to be posted on a student or teacher’s website/blog to it (or let it be embedded).  If it just provides the url address of the student creation, you can either just post the address or use Embedit.in , a free web tool that makes pretty much any url address embeddable.

* provide some language-learning opportunity (for example, students can write about their creations).

* not require any registration.

You can find previous installments of this series with the rest of my “The Best…” lists at Websites Of The Year.  Several hundred sites have been highlighted in these past lists.   You might also want to take a look at the first list I posted in this series — The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly, and Painlessly.

You might also want to look at The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2008.

Here are my latest picks:

CREATE A PAINTING WITH YOUR VOICE: Your mouse is the brush and your voice the ink when you create an online painting.

MAKE A DRAWING WITH SAND: Just click and start making a drawing with virtual sand, then save your creation to the gallery.

CREATE A 3D SCENE: Use Kickfly to create a 3D scene of images.

SEND A NEAT eCard: Pigspigot lets you choose and eCard or create your own. As with other apps on this list, students can post it on their webpage or blog. I haven’t looked through all the eCards available here, but, in a quick look, didn’t see anything inappropriate, but you probably want to double-check.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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