In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I’ve recently begin a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
Write Lab looks like a very interesting, and unique, online writing tool that seems to be free. Once students upload their essay, its software provides a lot of critical feedback. In my experiment, the feedback seemed pretty accurate. The problem was there was way too much of it, and that will be a problem for students — to be able separate the really important stuff from the little stuff. I learned about it from Class Tech Tips, which looks like a pretty helpful blog. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
Binumi is a site where teachers, students and the general public can search for videos to show and, more importantly, easily make modifications to develop their own creations. You can use a number of the resources and create some videos without having to purchase a subscription though, at first glance, it’s unclear to me how limited the free registration really is…I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content) and to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.
Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Site, Just Like Facebook Messenger is from TechCrunch and Let’s Hang! 10+ Ways to Spark Collaboration with Google Hangouts is from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. I’m adding them both to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.
3 Tools to Easily Participate in Twitter Chats is from Instructional Tech Talk. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.