I'm a big fan of wikis because they allow students to co-create work and then share the results with others. Creations can be on-going and truly open-ended. However, sometimes you don't want all students editing everything... especially if you have some cyber-vandalism issues in your class.
One solution is to use something like the Notebook feature of Zoho. When you go to their site, you can see that Zoho has a range of on-line apps (a bit like Google Docs).
The Notebook app has several features that make it ideal for classroom co-construction:
- Create different types of content
Create content of type text, image, audio, video, etc.
- Aggregate your information in one place
Embed content of any type from multiple applications.
- Fine grained collaboration
Share a whole book, page or just an object on a page by granting read/write permissions.
- Version control
Keep track of changes not only at the book or page level but also at the object level.
Here's an example: (Mock up of study guide for a French novel)
Start creating classroom resources your students can use.