More Web tools

May 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Several more Web tools have come to my attention in the past few days. Here are some of them. I also recommend checking out Free Technology for Teachers for regular postings about cool, new, free technology!

First, Stop Bullying Now! is a site by the Health Resources and Services Administration (part of the Department of Health and Human Services). It includes games, “webisodes,” and other resources to teach children to identify bullying and how to stop it.

Mashpedia combines information about topics from various sources, providing a more comprehensive view. From their About page:

Mashpedia is a real-time, multimedia and social encyclopedia with millions of articles providing dynamic, fresh information; it’s free to use and open for public participation, allowing users to discuss specific topics, post and answer questions, share relevant links or contribute in new creative ways. Mashpedia presents an organized mashup of results from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google News, Books, Blog Posts, and further contextual information, thus providing a quick, practical outlook for every topic.

Today’s top news is about the British elections. Here is the Mashpedia page about it: http://mashpedia.com/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010

Finally, here is a pretty good slide show, listing 20 Web 2.0 tools teachers can use in their classrooms. Some will be familiar, others probably not. The slide show was put together by a New Zealand teacher, so there are also some interesting facts about New Zealanders! To this list, I would add Diigo, which is a good social bookmarking site that also lets users highlight content and add sticky notes.

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