In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I’ve recently begun 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 2016 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
Flash Card, Math and Organizer Apps for the 21st Century Student is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards, which I’ve just updated and revised.
WriteReader lets students create their own online books fairly easily. Teachers can create their own virtual classrooms and monitor student progress. It’s free for the next two months but, after that time, they’re going to charge $79 per year for a class of 35 students. I’m going to add it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.
I learned about Genial.ly from Shelly Terrell’s excellent post, Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources. Genial.ly seems like a new and useful free tool for creating infographics. I’ve embedded a video about it below, though it’s more flash than substance (the video, that is). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.
Elink is a new tool for collecting and curating web resources. For teachers, I think it would be most helpful in creating Webquests or Internet scavenger hunts – you can leave comments about each site you save. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests. Here’s a video about it: