Year 13 and I are busy translating a James Lovelock article on climate change from English to French. We have worked hard on some French texts and used every trick in the book to find neologisms like carbon offsetting (we did this by looking at Air Canada's site in English and then switching to the French version - la compensation de carbone) It is hard. The translation has to be in by Wednesday so yesterday, we decided it would be really useful to pool our vocabulary on an etherpad (www.etherpad.com/y13clam). Etherpads are really simple web pages which allow up to 8 users to type concurrently. To create one you simply open a web browser and type in www.etherpad.com and follow it with /whateverIwanttocallmypad - we had been talking about clams (great pollution detectors) and decided to call our pad/y13clam but you could call it a class name or whatever. The website then tells you that this etherpad does not exist and would you like to create it. Once you create it, students can go to your etherpad and they are assigned a different colour so you can see who is typing what.