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The following sites allows students to collaborate in real-time which allows them to edit and chat with group members as they are working.
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs: Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document.
Provides an online space to create and share sticky notes with a group
Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.
Tackk -- discussion board buiklt around content you post
Tackk is a place to connect with friends, share creativity and have conversations. By combining creative moments and social content, we make it easy for users to create and chat about what matters most to them. It's a fun way to express creativity wherever you are.
PiratePad is a free internet/web based word processor designed for working collaboratively in real time. Everyone who uses the document can see everyone's contribution in real-time and you are able to display the text of each author by looking for their particular colour.
Sync.in is a web-based collaborative real-time editor, from Cynapse. It allows multiple people to edit the same text document simultaneously. Participants can see the changes in real-time, with each author's text in their own color.
Crocodoc is a preview program used by Canvas that allows instructors to view and grade document file submitted to a homework assignment, and also leave comments on the document. Student can then see the comments left on the document, along with their grade.
Review, notate, share, and discuss any web page with Bounceapp. Bounceapp makes it really easy to grab a web page screen shot and make notes on it. This can then be sent to others. User can share ideas on the same site by each grabbing, notating, and then sharing their work.
The developers of ThinkBinder have created it to allow you to share your ideas and ask questions with your peers from the comfort of your couch. In other words, this tool empowers you to do online group studies. With this great tool teachers can enable students to collaborate and cooperate with each other to prepare and study for exams or assignments.
Dweeber is an internet tool that allows young students to have study sessions with their friends, and discuss their homework. It allows students to solve problems, talk about issues and share ideas on projects.
Twidla -- online interactive whiteboard
Twiddla is an online collaboration tool that's easy to use, doesn't require any downloads or complicated firewall stuff, and is free for just about anybody. It's like having a whiteboard skin on top of any web page or uploaded image (or nothing at all -you can use it as a blank canvas).
Lino -- Stick and Photo Sharing for You
lino is a web-based sticky note service. What is the web-based sticky note service? This service provides its registered users (lino users) with virtual stickies operable on a web browser along with “canvas”, a user specific bulletin board-like online area.
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
Allows you to write notes, edit notes and reorder your notes. Your notes can be simple text notes or you can create notes that contain videos, images, or links. Spaaze is completely usable for free. There are limits on free usage, but in a different way than you might expect. We use a simple points system instead of setting hard limits on certain features. Every user gets 99 points and certain features (creating boards, uploading files) subtract some of those points. Within these limits you can create for example create an extra boards and upload up to 12 files.
Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents. Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry keep your Dropbox at hand, even on the go.
Madmagz is a neat platform for collaboratively creating online magazines. Madmagz provides you with a magazine template that lets you use images and text that you can edit alone or with invited collaborators. Unlike some other collaborative writing platforms, the original creator of the magazine has to approve or verify submissions from collaborators. When I was testing the platform I found the need to verify every change a little annoying, but I can see how many people would like to have that level of control over the editing process.
Publishing your Madmagz online is free. If you want to download your magazine as a PDF, you will have to pay for that option.