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Part Forty-Six 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:

MAKE A LIST: Weblist allows you to — without registration — add a bunch of web addresses and have them appear as thumbnail images in a group. Each group has one url address. You can give the group a title and description.

MAKE A MONSTER: Grabba Beast will be a big winner in any ELL class. Students can easily and quickly create their own unique monster and then have several ways to share it. If they choose the eCard version, they can describe it and get a unique url address to post. If they choose “save to gallery,” it appears that they can get an embed code for it.

ANNOTATE AND/OR UPLOAD…ANYTHING: Crocodoc is a super-simple application that allows you to annotate webpages with virtual post-it notes and drawings. You can also upload any document you create and immediate make it into a webpage.

SEND A TREE-FREE ECARD: Scholastic lets you send an eCard with an environmental message that you can then post on a student blog or teacher website.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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