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 2013). I also sometimes include tech tools that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
Google has unveiled their revamped online bookmarking service. I had/have high hopes for it since, though I have used Delicious for years (as well as diigo to back them up), I figure Google is more likely to be around for a long time to come. However, I imported my Delicious links into Google new service and was very disappointed to find that, though all the sites came through, none of the tags did. That sort of defeats the purpose of online bookmarking, so I’m feeling pretty disappointed. The other problem with Google’s new service is that it only functions as an extension, so you can’t manually save links. That creates problems for school computers that don’t allow use of extensions. So, in summary, Google’s service is not ready to be added to The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students.
Richard Byrne writes about Free Play Music, a useful resource for education-related projects. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects.