This post is like the week in review post I publish here every Sunday evening except that this one contains web tools that, because of my time constraints, I have not reviewed before. Below is a list of some of the best new web tools I came across in different educational blogs and websites in the course of last week. All of these tools have an educational value and can be used for a variety of learning and teaching purposes. Our aim is to help you get the maximum from web 2.0 technologies and leverage their potential to your classroom.
Check out this list :
This is a website that lets users easily create message boards to communicate and collaborate with other users. You can post text, images, files, tasks and polls. You can also send posts via email and vote on others posts.
This is a free web tool that let users create a fast sketch and share it with others.DoSketch does not require any sign up and is very easy to use.
3- Boom Writer
Boom Writer is a great tool to teach creative writing. It blends creative writing and social media technology to provide a competitive writing platform that can be integrated into a variety of curriculum.
This is a scrapbooking social-network that enables you to creatively share your experiences and memories with others. Each scrapbook is filled with collages, which are the pages of the scrapbook. Your scrapbook is uniquely made up of your ideas, snips, web scraps, photos and many more.
Annotary is a web tool that helps users bookmark web pages, make highlights, take notes, and share with others. Pages stay highlighted, thoughts stay organized.
Nulu is a tool that helps learners develop their foreign language skills. It combines fresh news articles, human translation and pronunciation, and a contextualized review system to effectively and enjoyably complement foreign language instruction.
Oogwave is a collaborative web tool that lets you create a work group for your class,and coordinate team activities and events, discuss ideas, manage plans and projects, store and share files or generate and share content.
8- Living Junction
This is a fun and easy way to create social magazines around your hobbies and interests. It is very easy to use , just drag and drop your favourite rich media content to the pages of your magazine to bring the stories around your favourite topics alive. The magazines you create can be private to you and your closest friends or public and shared with your community of liked-minded people.
This is a handy tool that allows you to easily caption and translate any video. You can add subtitles to your videos from YouTube, Vimeo, HTML5 and many more.