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This Week In Web 2.0 – June (Part One)

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'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth sharing, I’ve recently begin a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” It’ll be a short compilation of new decent sites that are worth noting, but maybe not necessarily worth a separate post and generally — though not always — not worthy of being on a “The Best…” list (let me know if you think I’m wrong in my assessment, though):

Ranker lets you easily create embeddable surveys (including images, if you like) that people can…rank. It’s really a breeze to use. Unfortunately, some of ranked lists created by other users are a bit risque, the site won’t be usable in the classroom. However, since it’s embeddable, I could see it potentially used by bloggers in social media for surveys. You can read more about it at TechCrunch.

PhotoBlab is yet another Smartphone app for adding audio to your photos. I’m adding it to two lists: The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me and The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons.

Mixed Ink is a collaborate student writing platform. I’m having some difficulties figuring out exactly how it works, but that may be due to the fact I’m working on this quite late at night. Let me know if you’ve tried it out and what your experience has been…

Roadtrippers lets you type in a starting point and a destination, and then you pick what you’re going to see and do on the way. It’s a good idea, but the site was a big buggy when I tried it, so I’m not yet ready to add it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips. You can read more about the site at the BBC.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Rankers is certainly a useful site for market research.

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