Qrait is a brand new tool that is not quite open to the general public yet, though I received an invitation two days after requesting one.
It describes itself as “A realtime curation platform designed to fulfill the needs of content curators and reduce information overload for the rest of us.” I don’t quite understand what that means, but I do see that it can be used to easily create Internet Scavenger Hunts and Webquests. It lets you create a “molecule” filled with “atoms” (the call each topic a molecule and atoms the different parts of the collection). You can insert a website and notes into each molecule, which will also show a screenshot or even a video. The task for each can also be described. And it’s easy to move the “molecules” around.
And, then, best of all, you can embed your whole “molecule” wherever you want, including on a class blog or website.
I’m adding it to The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests.
Let me know if you can think of other ways to use in the classroom…