This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools.
Drag and drop elements from Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, blogs to create a story that you can Tweet, blog, embed.
Make screencasts instantaneously, then Tweet, blog, embed.
“Online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways – using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) – and share them with anyone they wish. They can even be exported to an Archival Movie for offline use on a DVD or video-enabled MP3 player.” Voicethread tutorials, Voicethread how-to wiki and interesting ways to use Voicethread in the classroom
“WikiBrains is a free platform to brainstorm and create mind maps with the rest of the world. You may associate “Freud” to “Psychology”, then someone across the globe links it to “Libido”, another one to “Subconscious”, and another one to “Switzerland” and so on ad infinitum with ever-expanding branches and related content. In short it is a social, fun and smart space to let your ideas roam free.”
These two concept mapping tools add dimensions to conventional mindmapping — the connections between nodes are treated as verbs that explain the links between nodes, multiple documents can be attached to each node, cMap enables publication of clickable concept maps and VUE enables export of html files, both can be used in presentation mode.
This is a bit of work, but the result is spectacular. If you do it right, you are on your way to an A+
A canvas upon which to place images and words in two dimensions.
“Create a map of your ideas, images, videos, then show overview, zoom to details, amaze, convince, take the day. And it is very simple to use.” See also this demo. And see these ways to use Prezi in the classroom. See also the power and point of using Prezi in the classroom and thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool. You can also use Prezi for real-time collaboration. Here is more on Prezi meeting for realtime collaboration. And The Ultimate Guide to Prezi.
“Rizzoma allows communication within a certain context permitting a chat to instantly become a document where topics of a discussion organized into branches of mind-map diagram and minor details are collapsed to avoid distraction.”
This is a website builder, but students have made outstanding presentations with it, like this one about the history of the hashtag.
Extremely good list of mindmapping tools with thumbnails.
Another good compendium
“Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.”
Generate and vote up questions on the fly via URL.
Online slideshows with concurrent chat channel — see these tips on using Google Docs in the classroom Also see this update on collaborative Google Docs presentations.
“A mural is a flexible content format that aggregates media and files, ideal for group ideation and visual sharing.”
HTML5 presentation-making tool
You have to play with this to appreciate it: Multiple simultaneous editors can join, each with a separate text color, for real-time collaborative editing — and simultaneous chat. Might be interesting to experiment with collaborative note-taking around a specific topic during class. You can embed etherpads in blogs, forums, wikis.
Flash Jeopardy was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Jeopardy review game, download your game for free, and play jeopardy in your classroom. You can also play Flash Jeopardy online. The online Jeopardy site also enables you to build custom Jeopardy games.
A mind-mapping tool, cartoon creation, movie editor, and audio editor.
“Grab videos, pictures, text paragraphs, from any source and turn them into short movies.”
“The rich media presentation tool Tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.”
“Projeqt gives you the tools and technology to tell your story. It provides a robust architecture, with unprecedented flexibility and possibilities.
“This fantastic tool enables students to participate in exciting, illuminating collaborative debate or group brainstorming. Students can work together to build graphs and visual representations of complex topics and arguments, creating subject-maps and spider graphs to clearly show different contributors’ ideas and input. The graphs can then be saved for future reference or to be marked by a teacher or presented to other groups of students later on.”
“Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player. From basic charts and graphs to complex interactive graphics, the toolkit supports data management, visual encoding, animation, and interaction techniques. Even better, flare features a modular design that lets developers create customized visualization techniques without having to reinvent the wheel. View the demos and sample applications to see a few of the visualizations that flare makes it easy to build. To begin making your own visualizations, download flare and work through the tutorial. You should also get familiar with the API documentation. Need more help? Visit the help forum”