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20 Sites that Will Make Your WebQuests Pophttp://webquest.org/workshops/wqpop

Five Ways to Pop - Free
  • Make the Content More Understandable
    • Readability - http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ - Bookmarklet - Add to browser tool bar - Turns any webpage into a more readable document
    • Lingro - http://lingro.com - Vocabulary - Turns everyword on a page into a link with a definition - Can translate into different languages or use for definitions - create its own unique URL so that can be embedded into a webpage
  • Invite Creativity
    • Pic-Lits - http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx - Add words and beautiful pictures - drag and drop words - or type freestyle - has own URL
    • Twine - http://gimcrackd.com/etc/src/ - Just about the words, no pictures - using graphic organizer, good for sequence - interactive branching stories - creates a webpage that you download and embed
    • Idee - http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/ - Choose pictures based on colors - Great for Color Poems - Quilts for Math Quilt
    • TimeToast - http://www.timetoast.com/ - timelines
    • TimeGlider - http://timeglider.com/ - timelines that is tied to the New York Times database - type in a keyword and then see what articles come up to use as research
    • Aviary - http://aviary.com/ - Image editor - No ads - no spam
    • Myna in Aviary - similar to Garage Band - professional like audio editor
    • AudioBoo - http://audioboo.fm/ - allows you to go out and record interviews. create a podcast, etc. iPhone app
    • ipadio - phone blog call with phone and it posts it instantly
    • Read the Words - http://readthewords.com - avatars read the words that you type - may be able to embed the video into a page - use as an introduciton to a webquest - can create 3 for free and then minimal fee

  • Turning Content into a Game
    • Jeopardy Labs - http://jeopardylabs.com/ - Create a Jeopardy game online - not PowerPoint
    • The Game Crafter (beta) - http://www.thegamecrafter.com/ - Costs money to create the game -
    • Quizlet - http://quizlet.com/ - flash card generator - can use some that are already created
    • Jigsaw Planet - http://www.jigsawplanet.com/ - Online Jigsaw Puzzles - Can put your own pictures up - Use with an Inspiration Web so kids have to think about what they are studying - maps -
    • UMapper - http://umapper.com - Create maps based on Google Maps - Add questions - markers - outline areas - can embed into webpage - Where Paul Revere rode - What are the important places?
  • Harness the Power of Sound
  • Engage with Others
    • Book Glutton - community of readers - set up a group and be reading a book together - more interactive
    • LlibraryThing - a million members - let kids see they are part of a larger community
    • goodreads
    • shelfari - a little more user friendly - more visual
    • QuickTopic - discussion space - 5 seconds - type in a topic and it gives you a URL
    • Wallwisher