Tools for Collaboration
Wikia hosts wikis in over 200 languages(there are 8 types of Chinese languages available), there are over 150,000 sites and over 30,000,000 visitors per month here.
Wikispaces is great for collaboration in class to foster project-based and collaborative learning.
Wiggio.com is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. It lets users form online groups and provides the tools to create private listservs and web addresses; manage events with a shared calendar; send eMail, text, and voice messages; and manage files in a shared folder; host web meeting and chatroom; share computer screens; poll your group in real time. The iphone app is available.
google doc includes step-by-step guides for using Google Docs, a set of four documents for student use, and a teachers’ guide with suggested lesson plans. Click the photo below to link to how-to tutorial by GCFLearnFree.org.
Nota lets you connect, collaborate, and co-create in real time! Nota, a dynamic whiteboard wiki, allows multiple users to write and integrate text, paste photos and maps, add video and audio to make brainstorms, presentations, and scrapbooks in a snap. (from 2011 ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning)
MixBook is like a digital scrapbook. You can choose theme, background, layouts and creative elements, you can use pictures and clip arts from your computers or from online photo albums : Picasa, Flickr, Smugmug, PhotoBucket or facebook. You can invite your friends to collaborate on the same project, edit and share the books online for FREE! MixBook for Educators is a safe environment for digital storytelling project in classrooms.
Skrbl is for online collaboration, like an virtual office, it’s an online multi user whiteboard, Share resources with your team, co browse the web, annotate shared documents, video phone, skype calls …
Twiddla is to cooperatively mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas, it’s an online real-time web-meeting tool with voice chat capability, the professional version is offered free for education use now.
IDroo is an online educational whiteboard to use with skype to give you the instant collaboration with unlimited participants, there are math typing tools, drawing and writing tools and input images onto the window in different ways, it’s free for non-commercial use.
typewith.me is probably the easiest tool for online real time collaboration ever, click create a new document, send the URL to your students and away you go, you can see the other persons typing in in a different color, this works great for small groups. Users can import and export text files, websites, and documents for collaborative learning, brainstorming, and editing. Students can collaborate with one another on projects or group study sessions, and revisions are saved. A time slider function lets users and teachers view the chat progression.
Writeboard is a web-base text documents let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes.
Wall Wisher is a web application that provides a virtual bulletin board for teachers to questions or ideas for students to think about, students are sent the unique wall URL and can leave virtual sticky notes answering the question, it fosters collaboration between students.
SchoolTube is a place for teachers and students to share videos online and in 21st century classroom, it offers free channels where teachers can post student videos, to premium channels and super channels with more features.
Dipity lets students and teachers create free interactive timelines. Dipity’s mission is to organize the internet’s data by date and time. Users can create their timelines and link video, images, audio, social media, and more. Creating timelines has never been more engaging or fun. (from ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning)
Edistorm takes away the idea of sticky notes on a wall and makes it virtual. Brainstorm, think out ideas alone or with friends; plan out anything you like with Edistorm. Use virtual sticky notes in Edistorm to come up with a multitude of ideas all on one site. (from ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning)
EdWeb2 – Web2.0 Tools
You can find tools for real time collaboration/communication through video conferencing here.