I’m a big fan of students annotating what they’re reading — either on the paper, or on post-its, and I feel the same about the web. That’s why I compiled the Best Applications For Annotating Websites list.

is the newest addition to that list. After registration, you can make comments on the site, and see comments others have made. In that way, it’s similar to Blerp. However, Layerpad doesn’t let you position the comments in different places around the page, which limits its effectiveness as a way for students to show that they’re using reading strategies. Even though I’m adding it to the “The Best…” list, I won’t be able to highly recommend it until it adds that feature.