Three cool webtools

Last year I spent quite a bit of time working with a set of php tools to create a public web page that had feeds from a bunch of different blogs.  This year, it’s even easier with WebJam.  For example, check out this webjam I created that shows the blogs of all my teacher ed students.  Now I just have to encourage them to actually generate some content.  😛

Another cool tool I found recently is Macro.scopia.  It generates graphs and other visual representations of data.  One could, for example, recreate the VisualThesaurus using it or create an interactive search cloud…  Takes a bit getting used to their site, though…

And finally, I must have mentioned this before, but I LOVE Google Reader.  Half the reason why I don’t post as much here as I could is because I’m reading news instead.