Qwiki is a search engine/encyclopedia that displays results as brief, narrated multimedia presentations. While the content is more general in nature, it is presented in such a way that students can easily build context.
My favorite things about Qwiki thus far:
- It's narrated for students who can't decode the text.
- It uses a variety of photographs and maps as appropriate.
- The presentations are short enough to use as "hooks" or introductory sets.
- When you find a Qwiki, related topics are displayed at the bottom to assist context-building.