You might be wondering- what exactly is a widget? A web widget (there are desktop widgets) is a few lines of code that can be installed and executed within a web page, blog, or wiki. Its a mini-application within your webpage. Widgets can do anything from giving you an up to date local weather forecast to playing videos from YouTube. Anybody can use a widget- in fact, the kids in our classroom have been using them for awhile now! I have compiled a list of what widgets your kid gets in our classroom!

Here are some recommended sites to add "fun stuff" to your wiki page.

Widgets and Interactive Stuff
Includes clocks, calculators, calendars and other widgets.
Many cool interesting clocks
This automatically updates with information on what happened on the current date.

Includes the bumper sticker widget below along with MANY other great choices.
Choose from a gallery of widgets, or for the TRULY clever, create your own!
This clever site creates a talking character. You can design yourself or just about any other type of character that you can imagine. You can also phone in and record your voice to make the voki talk!!

Free Clipart and Animations
Nice, appropriate clipart images
Create your own heading like the one at the top of this page!
Create an ANIMATED title for your wikispace
Great clipart - some animations
More school related clipart
Customize images like this one and embed the html code!! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
Make a word mosaic
ImageChef Word Mosaic -

This is not easy to do!! See for details.
Fonts and Headings
Generate and create neat text effects that can be saved to your computer and placed on your wikispace as an image. REALLY NEAT!!
Generate and create text that sparkles!

Create a cartoon:
Create a character:
Create a Voki:
Create a cartoon avatar:
Create another cartoon avatar: