I learned about Twiddla from the Langwitches blog. It’s another online collaboration tool, and it looks interesting. However, I can’t quite figure out if it meets all the criteria I laid-out in my The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration. Maybe I’m missing something, but I can’t seem to find info on the site about how it all works. A download might be required and, if so, it wouldn’t make my list, and I also don’t know how many people can be on it at the same time.
If you’ve tried it out, let me know what you think.
I tried it in a lesson, didn’t go too well with 20 people using it at once! It’s basically a shared whiteboard, but you can also browse to websites within the interface and annotate the sites.
It’s handy in that you can invite students to a session without them having to register, but you yourself will need to create an account. What I am finding is that it’s difficult to retrieve or revisit past sessions.
Mind you, it has just won an award: http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9889977-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware