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“Part Forty-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 — 2009.

Here are the newest additions:

PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP: You can put yourself, or the image of anyone you can grab off the Web, into a World Cup game in this in the Live The Beautiful Game application. Students can post the link to their creation on a student or teacher blog, and then write about it.

DRAW ON THE WEB: Slimber is a very simple online drawing tool that requires no registration. Once you go to the website, you click on “painter” at the top, and you can begin creating. Once you’re finished, you can click “play” and it will “rerun” the artistic process you used. After clicking save, you can write a description of your image. Next, click on “gallery” where you can see your creation and get a url address or embed code.

DRAW SOME MORE: Draw.to looks like a simple online drawing application. It’s easy to draw and then share your creation. Press the “c” on your keyboard to gain access to drawing in color.

CREATE A LIST: Urlist lets you make a list of url addresses, and just use one address to access them all.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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