External Widgets
The widgets below originate on the web 2.0 site described, but can be embedded into Wikispaces. Follow the steps below to add these widgets to your wiki.
  1. Create your widget at one of the sites below (or any other site with embed code).
  2. Find the EMBED code from the site and copy it onto your clipboard.
  3. Go to your wikispace and click the TV icon.
  4. Select "Other HTML"
  5. Copy the HTML code from your clipboard.
  6. Click Save to save the widget.
  7. Click Save to save the page.


Create video shorts for free. Upload pictures, choose a song, and Animoto does the rest. It creates a unique mix of your pictures. This is a great avenue for digital storytelling.

Chart Gizmo

ChartGizmo is a web service that allows you to make charts easily without a spreadsheet program. Provides line, bar, pie and ring chart types with normal and 3D visualization. Creating a chart is very easy, simply input your data or import from a spreadsheet data then choose the design to suits your need.(ignati.com)


Clustermaps are "hit counters" for any site. They display a mini world map and red dots that indicate the locations of visitors to your site.
Locations of visitors to this page


http://www.gizmoz.com/newsite/widgets/ans/step1.jsp?partner= Neat site in general, but in this case, you can build a sweet little animated answering machine. When folks visit the site, they can leave you a recorded audio/video message through the widget. (When you paste the code, highlight and delete "wmode='transparent'" from the middle of the code.)


"Poster yourself." Create a visually appealing, interactive poster. Audio, video, and hyperlinks can all be embedded. (Makes a great home page for links, pics, etc.)

Google Calendar

https://www.google.com/ (and then click "more" menu) Sort of obvious, but really useful. Collaborators can view shared schedules. Students can follow class events posted by teacher.

One True Media

http://www.onetruemedia.com/ Nice video/slide/multimedia builder. Nice variety and easy to use.


http://www.polldaddy.com/ It's super-easy to set up a visually-pleasing poll and drop it into your wiki. Great class starter (one of many applications).


Combine video, audio, photos, and text to create a multimedia scrapbook.


Create and share slide shows easily. Upload your photos and then customize with themes, effects, music, backgrounds and more.


Upload your presentations for easy sharing.
  • Supported Formats:
    Presentations: ppt, pps & pot (PowerPoint), pdf, odp (OpenOffice); Keynote users can save as pdf.
  • Documents & SpreadsheetsNew!: doc, rtf, xls (MSOffice), odt & ods (OpenOffice) & pdf.
    For pptx or docx (MSOffice2007+), please save in lower version (ppt/doc) or save as pdf.


Stream live from virtually anywhere. Ustream also has a chat component. Be advised that ustream is blocked in many districts.

Voice Thread

Interactive Slide shows that allow narration, comments, and collaboration. Narration and comments can be done in text, audio and video. Voice Thread also allows for uploading of many file types to allow for more personalization and customization.


Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. You can also choose to have your Voki speak with one of the pre-programmed voices in several different languages.

Get a Voki now!


Vuvox is a slideshow application with pizazz. There are many choices available! It plays nicely with flickr.

Other Sites with Widgets

These were found in the VF session. Feel free to add more!
  • Abovetheinfluence.com
  • Wondershare
  • Reuters News
  • freeonlinegames.com
  • widgetbox.com
  • springwidgets.com
  • clocklink.com