Do you read about all of the fun ways teachers are implementing Google Apps for Education in their classrooms but your district hasn't set up Google accounts for your students yet? LUCKILY all of our K-12 students are given a Google account (the email feature is turned off) which makes it easy for creation and collaboration. However, I worked with a teacher this year who wanted her students to collaborate with a teacher friend of hers who lived in Louisiana. Unfortunately that teacher friend was in a district that had not adopted Google Apps. Therefore, we needed a different tool!
Pirate Pad to the rescue! Students can visit the site and create a "pad" without having to sign into an account. To share their "pad" with a partner or group of peers, all they have to do is click the blue button that reads "Share This Pad" and send the url to their group member(s):
You can print the final product; however, the highlight color does not appear in the print out :)