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.
I’ll also be publishing an “all-time best” list later this year.
Here are the newest additions:
HAVE STUDENTS LEARN WHO THEY “WRITE LIKE”: I Write Like is the famous application that, after you copy and paste a few of your paragraphs, will give you a badge to embed or link to telling you what well-known author you “write like.” It might make students are little more motivated to learn about “their” author.
CREATE A NATURAL SYMPHONY: Identify four nature sounds at Nature Sounds For Me, compose it into a “symphony,” and post a link to it on a student/teacher website or blog. (Thanks to NT Camp Smackdown for the tip)
MAKE YOUR OWN WEBSITE: Orbs is a very, very easy website maker. I especially like it because you can just copy and paste images on it. You don’t officially have to register to use it but, if you don’t, they’ll delete it after 24 hours. Registration is a cinch. I’m also adding it to The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website. (Thanks to NT Camp Smackdown for the tip)
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