Cloud Conversations

Taking your discussions beyond the walls of the classroom...

  • stimulate immediate interest
  • provoke genuine interaction
  • build learner confidence
  • provide a way for students to have a voice AND to be heard

Check out Cybrary Man's resources for How to Take Part in or Moderate a Chat on Twitter (This would apply to all twitter-like web apps!)



Below is a list of collaborative web apps available for cloud conversations. This and more tools are available at Cool Tools For Schools wiki.
PiratePad
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. An alternative to etherpad.

TypeWithMe
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. An alternative to etherpad.

iEtherpad
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. Able to create an account to keep track of your pads. An alternative to etherpad.
tutorial

Titanpad
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. Able to create an account to keep track of your pads. An alternative to etherpad.
ideas for use

MeetingWords
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. An alternative to etherpad.

PiratenPad
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. An alternative to etherpad.

Sync.in
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A web based word processor that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real time. Each editor is in a different colour. Able to download a desktop launcher. An alternative to etherpad.

Textflow
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Parallel word processer.

SpringNote
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An online notebook. Create pages, work on them with friends, and to share files. A great tool for group projects as it allows group members to easily collaborate. Advanced search, numerous templates, and 2GB of free file storage. Access it from anywhere anytime.

WebNote
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A tool for taking notes on your computer. Create a workspace and create notes in the workspace. Share your notes with others.

SimpleNote
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Keep notes on the web, your mobile device and your computer. Find notes quickly with instant searching and simple tags. Share or publish.

WriteWith
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We make writing online work for groups. In just a few seconds, get your own account where you can upload documents, share with other people, chat, assign tasks, and track everybody's actions with a comprehensive history.

MixedInk
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Find a topic you care about and jump in,or create a new one and invite others to join. Contribute your ideas, mix & match others' ideas, or simply rate as you read. Create a single text that's more powerful because of the many contributors behind it
tutorial

Lucidchart
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Creating crisp, attractive flow charts for the web or print has never been so fast and easy. Everyone works on a document at the same time. Collaborators get your changes immediately when you save. Share your flow charts as a web page, PDF, or image.
Publish an always-updated image of your work. Access anywhere.

DebateGraph
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A debate visualization tool to help groups think through complex topics by building and sharing dynamic, collaboratively-editable and ratable maps of subjects from multiple perspectives.
to increase the transparency and rigor of political debate around the world.

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