Thursday, May 21, 2009

FInd The New and Best Web 2.0 Tools To Use with Go2Web20...

As someone who blogs about Web 2.0 and all the tools associated with this movement I always have my interest piqued when I am able to find a site that has all these resources in one place for me to review.

Go2Web20 is a site that I have known about for a while now that I check out on a regular basis to see what is new an hip out there in the world of Web 2.0. The site is slick in its design and very easy to use. You can sort by the recently added Apps and sites or can narrow your search by using the tags.

Basically, the folks over at Go2Web20 have done the research about each tool/app/site for you. Often we hear about tools and sites from colleagues or see a tweet about them on Twitter. Then its up to you to do the research. Sometimes you have to install something or register for something, only to find out that it was not for you or what you wanted. Go2Web20 has taken care of all that for you.

When you find a tool you want to know more about you click it and you get a great description, links to blogs that have entries related to the tool, the number of times it has been saved on the social bookmarking site Delicious, the Tweets on Twitter about the tool and, if they have one, a link to a Twitter account for you to follow.

They have the ol' stand-by's like Twitter, Evernote, You get the idea. But they have tons of others that are really awesome. Here are some of my newly discovered favorites:

Picture Trail- PictureTrail offers several services that enable you to express yourself. Photo sharing, cool photo slideshows, and image hosting will enhance your online community experience. PictureTrail also host personal homepages which enable you to build your own social networking community right here on PT. It supports Myspace layout codes as well as music and web widgets from anywhere on the web.

Tikatok-Tikatok is a community for children to write illustrate and publish a real book. With Tikatok, becoming a published author is easy. Just write a story, illustrate it and order as many copies as you want. Tikatok features a suite of free teacher tools and has seen over 1000 teachers register to run bookmaking projects in their classrooms. is a new service that lets you embed files in your website. just upload your files and click the “Embed It!” button. After a quick login screen that lets you use accounts you already have (no registration required), you’re instantly shown the document or documents along with the code to embed it in your own blog, profile page, or website.

Those are just 3 of hundreds for you to check out. Oh and if you want to know about new sites and apps as they are added just follow G02Web20 on Twitter. So head on over and see what you can discover...

Go2Web20- The Ultimate Web 2.0 Directory

1 comment:

  1. Great info Steven! I look forward to following your great blog! I would love to see a yearly journal/book on all web 2.0 tools for education. And every year teachers would receive them in their mail boxes. It would include all the new applications created in the past year with a small blurb about how you can utilize them in the classroom. It would be categorized by subject, grade, etc. I would love to see this!

    Thanks for the great info! You'll soon be on my blogroll!