Top 100 Learning Tools

Image from Flickr Courtesy of Christina Ann VanMeter

I’m always impressed with the results from the excellent C4LPT survey of learning tools.  It forces me to look at my practice to see if I’m trying new things, and also shows me a range of tools that I may not have encountered before.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

If you haven’t submitted your top tools for learning, make sure you do before the deadline of 12 noon BST (=GMT+1) Sunday 30 September 2012.

I submitted my thoughts in March when the survey was first announced and my list (in no particular order) looked like this:

  • Twitter
  • Pearltrees
  • WordPress
  • TED Talks
  • Pixlr Express
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Mindjet
I always planned to review this list and have submitted a few changes.  My list (again in no particular order) looks like this now:
  • Evernote
  • Google Chrome
  • Android Tablet
  • WordPress
  • Tweetdeck
  • Google Reader
  • Kindle
  • Mindjet
  • MS Powerpoint
  • Moodle platform

I’ll be commenting on this list over the next couple of blog posts as to why I think they’re top tools.  What I didn’t do last year was make a conscious effort to look at what others were using and to try and ‘get’ into them.

This year will be different in three ways.  Firstly, I am going to make a commitment to adopt 3 tools from the top 100 list.  I want to use tools that I’ve not used before at all, or to move from casual user to experienced adopter.

What I’d also like to do is set up a monthly tech review group.  This will be a group of users who will, like a reading group or book club, try a technology for a month or so and then share their thoughts together.  I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to generate more collaboration; here’s your chance.

Lastly, the second year of this blog year means changing the theme of the site; hope you like it.

So two things you need to do:

a)Make sure you add your entries to the survey;
b)Add your details below so we can arrange the first tech group review.

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