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 2014). I also sometimes include tech tools that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
Presentate is a new tool for creating online presentations. It looks nice, but you have to register for its beta. I received my invitation fairly quickly. I’m not convinced the world needs yet another online presentation site, but I’ll still add it to The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.
Thematic is another tool for creating slideshows. I like it a little better than Presentate, and it’s now open to the public. You can learn more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. I’m adding it to that same “Best” list.
SiteKit lets you create websites for free. It’s probably not as user-friendly as other tools on my recently updated The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website list, but it still worth checking-out.
PDFdoc lets you convert your Word document to PDF form and vice versa. I’m adding it to another newly-updated “Best” list: Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.
MusiXMatch Launches Clip So You Can Create And Share 20-Second Videos With Music And Lyrics Overlaid is a TechCrunch post about a new app that might have some value for an English Language Learner classroom.