Maine blogger, teacher, and web explorer, Cheryl Oates, brought to my attention this morning a new web 2 application, Gliffy. You sign up for free (pro version on the way) then draw or assemble flow charts, floor plans, and other graphical communications — and do so in collaboration. You can publish your projects as an image file on the web, so that it can be displayed easily through your blog or web page (see below). You can also add e-mail addresses of your collaborators, inviting them to come in and edit and improve your creation — graphic wiki?
The diagram below took me about ten minutes to construct, just feeling my way into the application. Very cool.
Imagine your science or history class constructing a visual outline slash diagram of your current unit of study, and collaboration.