Monday, December 6, 2010

Yawas - Web Annotation Tool for Firefox and Chrome

Yawas is a free web annotation tool for Firefox and Chrome built on top of Google Bookmarks. Yawas enables you to highlight text on any webpage and save it in your Google Bookmarks account. Once Yawas is installed just highlight the text on a page, right click, and send it to your Google Bookmarks account. Watch the video below to see Yawas in action.


Applications for Education
Yawas, like other web annotation tools, can be helpful for students conducting research online. Rather than bookmarking an entire page or site and then wondering what it was about that page that they needed, they can select just what they need and save just what they need. And it should go without saying that clipping part of a page is much much better than printing many pages from the web. 

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