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 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:
THE EDUBLOGGER’S GUIDE TO PODCASTING is a great post from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English, where I have several other podcast resources.
Padlet’s Price Update Riles Teachers, Raises Questions About Sustainability of Freemium Models is from Ed Surge. It’s about the recent decision by the popular Padlet tool to only allow three free boards per person. Personally, I’m not too concerned about it because I think most teachers have multiple email addresses and can register for three free ones at each one, and I’m not sure how many teachers would have their students create more than three each year. The article also says that Padlet is developing another more low-cost plan.
Nevertheless, there are tons of alternatives to Padlet, too. You can find lots of them at The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”). I only have tools there that let you also post images and links, because that’s really the only way I would use them in classes or in professional development. However, there are some tools that can function more like a text message bulletin board, and Richard Byrne shares some of them here.
Speaking of Richard, here’s another useful post from him: How to Quickly Create a Livestream on YouTube
Favlinks is a new social bookmarking site. It’s simple to use. However, when you save the links, it doesn’t show a screenshot. Because of that, it’s not as good as some others on The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students list.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers:
Do you know what ALL those little buttons on your toolbar when you’re writing a blog post do?@laneygalligan breaks it all down in this easy to read post via @problogger https://t.co/Tc4YHohdYU #WordPress pic.twitter.com/5u4IBiP5lM
— edublogs (@edublogs) April 4, 2018
Thanks for the mentions.