While creating an outline is nothing new, there are Web sites dedicated to honing this skill and taking it to the next level.
1 Webspiration Classroom: From the creators of Inspiration, a wonderful graphic organizer that now permits online collaboration
2 Quicklyst: A free, user-friendly site for creating outlines. Quicklyst also integrates with a search engine and dictionary for enhanced note taking.
3 Knowcase: Collaborate on outlines with this easyto- use site, which features a drag-and-drop interface.
4 Thinklinkr: A real-time collaborative outline creator that has a nice built-in chat feature with which to develop projects
5 Checkvist: A great collaborative outliner that has an abundance of features, such as Gmail-browser integration, mobility, and nice import/export features
6 CRLS Outline Maker: Takes users through a stepby- step process to create an outline.
7 Read Write & Think Outline Maker: An easy-to-use outline creator
8 Loose Stitch: A nice, fun site for creating collaborative outlines that can then be exported to a blog or Web site
9 Wisemapping: More of a mind mapper than purely an outline creator, but still a great visual site that teaches the basic concepts behind creating an outline
10 Mindmeister: A fun site for real-time collaboration that is ideal for brainstorming and creating mind maps and outlines
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K–12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.