Solution Watch’s post “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0” has a very comprehensive list of read/write web tools of interest to educators and students. There are quite a few here I had not heard of before, some of the more interesting are:

  • Gradefix: “Gradefix intelligently organizes and prioritizes all of your homework so you are always on top of it.” Students that use Gradefix create a study schedule used to best spreadout and prioritize homework throughout the week in hopes to decrease stress and improve grades. This is read/write web technology for helping students get and stay better organized and productive. What crouchy, reactionary, technocratic-rule-loving administrator won’t love this? 🙂
  • Diigo: Social annotation and bookmarking service where users can bookmark sites and add highlights and notes to them. Great for research. (I guess I’ve seen this before since I’d added it to my del.icio.us links before, but I don’t recall it. Very powerful tool.
  • Zotero: Just out of beta and now available to anyone, “Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.” Very nice. I’ll be trying this out soon for an upcoming article.
  • EyeSpot: Combine videos, photos and music all via an online interface. Similar to other webvideo tools I’ve previously bookmarked that allow not only for online posting and hosting, but also editing.

Web 2.0 continues to amaze me with its diversity and power. And we are just continuing to witness the infancy of the web 2.0 revolution…..

Thanks to Glenn Chase for this link!

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2 Responses to Educational web 2.0 tools

  1. atom probe says:

    I’ve been using Zotero since the private beta. The ability to import embedded metadata is a killer feature. I’ve been using this with the web-based refbase.

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