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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
I’m not a big fan of Word Searches, but they can sometimes be a fun activity for students to create. Word Search Labs is an easy tool for creating word searches online. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games.
Add Text lets you easily…add quotations on top of photos. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing.
You can quickly and easily create online bar charts with Chartico. I’m adding it to The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online. By the way, I just updated and revised that list.
Tolks is a great tool that lets you create animated dialogues. In many ways, it’s similar to the Google Docs Story Builder, which I was disappointed to see appears to have been shut down. The main problem with Tolks is that you can only use it if you register with Twitter or Facebook, which isn’t going to work with students in schools with Internet content filters.
Slatebox appears to have a lot of bells and whistles. However, the feature I like most is its ability to easily search, label, describe and connect photos. That capability makes it a great tool for students to create picture data sets. Plus, no registration is required. I’m adding it to The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”). Thanks to Donna Baumbach for the tip.
Sketch Nation lets students easily create online games.