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This Week In Web 2.0

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In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Powtoon, the popular presentation creator that’s on The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows list, has recently announced a new tool called Slides.  The more important Powtoon-related news is that they now have an education program that lets teachers create virtual classrooms.  It does cost about $100 per year, but I’m still adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

EdVisto is another presentation tool where it appears that teachers can create virtual classrooms for their students. I learned about it from the CristinaSkyBox blog. There’s a cost involved after an initial free trial, but I can’t figure out the amount.

I’ve met a number of educators who are doing research for graduate degrees, and transcription of interviews appears to be a regular challenge. This week, The Atlantic ran an article headlined When AI Can Transcribe Everything which talked about two transcription tools: Trint and SwiftScribe.

Sharalike is an Animoto-like app.

Crello is a new graphic-creation site I learned about from Richard Byrne. It seems like it might have the potential for creating visually attractive quotations and infographics but, oddly, they don’t appear to have any templates or examples showing those options.  So I’m not ready to add it yet to either The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing or The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.

Simpleshow Foundation Seeks Volunteers to Help Educate Through Video is a post from Richard Byrne, and seems like it could be a good student project.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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