wikis • A collaborative Web site comprised of the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. www.webopedia.com
wikis • Wikis – In Plain English • Physical Features Wiki – Grade 6 Social Studies
Blogs • Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author. www.webopedia.com
Blogs • Blogs – In Plain English • Lincoln Eliot Summer Reading Blog • Cattail Corner • Waltham to Washington
Wordsift • WordSift is a tool that was created primarily for teachers. • Mainly, think of it playfully - as a toy in a linguistic playground that is available to instantly capture and display the vocabulary structure of texts, and to help create an opportunity to talk and play with language.
Wordle • Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. • The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
Delicious • Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. • Using Delicious to Share Bookmarks– Sean Sweeney
Slideshare and SlideServe • Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and Word documents on SlideShare. Share publicly or privately. • Italian Vocabulary Practice
Jing • Jing is a streamlined approach to content creation. It is perfect for adding a quick and simple visual elements to your day-to-day conversations. • Jing Slide Show
RSS – Really Simple Syndication • An RSS aggregator or RSS reader allows the user to see summaries of all their feeds in one place. Instead of visiting multiple Web pages to check for new content, the user can look at the summaries and choose which sites to visit for the full versions. • iGoogle
Doodle • Create an online poll for free. Can be used for scheduling events or voting on a topic. • Average Age Doodle
Issuu • Publish your documents online for free. • Bigelow Beat online