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Part Thirty-Nine 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 — 2009.

Here are the newest additions:

SEND VIRTUAL FLOWERS: With Flowers 2 Mail, you can create a virtual bouquet and send a message with it. Both can be posted on a student or teacher website.

CREATE A VIRTUAL STUDENT’S BEDROOM OR DORM ROOM: Ikea’s Spacemaker is a very cool application that students will love. It’s very simple to use — much more so than some others that are out there.

RECORD AN AUDIO MESSAGE: Audio Pal is a new tool that lets you easily record a message — either by using a phone, computer mike, or text-to-speech — and then add the embed code to your blog or website. Students can update it as often as they want, and get as many different ones that they want. It’s pretty neat.

SEND NEAT PHOTO eCARDS: Onexposure provides very unique photos to send as eCards, which can then be posted on a student blog or website (Thanks to kdwashburn for the tip).

MAKE A FLIPBOOK: The Flipbook Maker lets you make a multilple page “flipbook” that creates the illusion of movement. Students can title it, write a description, and post it (Thanks to Diana Dell for the tip).

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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