Sometimes you come across a website that doesn’t seem that useful at first glance, but after a while, you can see where it might come in handy. One of those sites is gzaas.com. Gzaas is designed to make a colourful, funky style of display message that you can send as a link to someone else. I used it the other day when students were coming into class. I displayed a message on the Smartboard telling them to go to the computer lab. I could have use a Notebook slide or something else, but this was so quick and simple. Also, it could be used to send a more interesting reminder to students such as this example: http://gzaas.com/VbXb2
For those on Twitter, it could be a fun way of sending a message to someone – kind of an extended tweet. There is also a launcher that can be used as a lead in question before displaying the message.
So, not earth shaking, but interesting for the language classroom.
For students, they could write their favourite quotes, or write questions for other students, or almost anything else that is relatively short.
It is free and doesn’t require any registration.