Collaborative Tools

Using Synchronous Tools (Skype) in the World Languages Classroom

Skype is a FREE VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol) which can be used to make audio and video phone calls via Internet.

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Todays Meet - An easy to use collaboration tool

Todays Meet is a free micro-blogging site without logins.  It allows teachers to easily create a virtual chat room where students can speak up.  Its interface is very easy to use and like Twitter, it uses a 140-character limit. The information discussed can be saved.

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Voxopop: Using Asynchronous Voice Tools in the World Language Classroom

Voxopop is an asynchronous voice tool that can be used for conversations or storytelling.

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Wikispaces in the Language Classroom

Wikis are an effective collaboration and organizational tool to archive student and instructor coursework, lessons, videos and other instructional materials. Wikispaces is a free and easy to use wiki resource currently used by faculty members, instructional technologists and students in a variety of fields.

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Creating a Blog with WordPress

WordPress is a free program that allows you to create and edit your own blog where you can post custom content, audio, video and approved user comments.

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