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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 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Toonator lets you easily create simple animations.  I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations.

Any Image lets you easily create what they call “Social Cards” but, in reality, are simple clickable images – click anywhere on the image and it will take you to a url address of your choosing.

TwitRSSme lets you create a RSS feed to follow anyone on Twitter. For those of us who use an RSS Reader, this can come in very handy. Twitter used to have their own, but they ended it awhile back.

MapBoard lets you work collaboratively with others online to draw on a map. It’s lets you leave markers and write about them, but you can’t add images. That missing feature is why I’m not adding it to The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web.

I learned from Richard Byrne that Adobe Spark has created a version for education that’s free, as is their regular version. Adobe Spark is already on The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education. It doesn’t seem to me that their ed version provides what is most useful for teachers – the ability to create virtual classroom with student assignments, but I might be missing something.

Kevin Hodgson has a nice tutorial on how to use Google Slides to create Choose Your Own Adventure stories, and he has many student-created examples. I’m adding them to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

Quizziz is on The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games list.  Now that they let you assign quiz games for students to do as homework, I’m also now adding it to The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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