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Top 100 tools for Learning
Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website has interesting info on trends, technology and tools. She recently compiled this year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 (19th annual survey), as voted for by 582 learning professionals worldwide. “A learning tool is a tool to create or deliver learning content/solutions for others, or a tool for your own personal or professional learning”.
The top 3 are the same each year. Here are the top 15:
1. Twitter 2. YouTube 3. Google Search 4. Google Docs / Drive 5. PowerPoint 6. Dropbox 7. Facebook 8. WordPress 9. Skype 10. Evernote 11. Prezi 12. Wikipedia 13. Pinterest 14. LinkedIn 15. Moodle
Cool tools for schools wiki
Web 2.0 tools a beginner's list
Animoto - slide show share
Good for promotion of school – can star good photos – pay as you go movie making – includes music – turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.annual sub $30.00.
This list is not exhaustive and is in alphabetical order. Try one or two a week for your PD.
Bloglines is the fastest way to find and track your favourite websites and blogs in real-time.
Cooliris needs to be downloaded onto website. It is the fastest way to browse photos and videos on the Web, whether it's on our media browser plug-in, mobile app, or express gallery builder.
Diigo – download onto toolbar - allows you to gather websites – can set up RSS feeds for students – may not work on school computers but should on laptops at home.
Drop Box – free is limited but can share files easily - allows you to drag any files onto your phone or iPad – quick office for iPad.
Facebook - cannot be used with students but has professional possibilties.
Fences from Stardock
Fences – only works on own computer not school computers - is a program that helps you organise your desktop and can hide your icons when they are not in use.
Flickr groups - 1000s of photos for free. Note if your upload photos to this site you do not hold copyright so you may wish to watermark them.
Glogster – makes online posters with video and pictures - Edu basic is free.
Go2web2.0 site – for all the Web 2.0 sites.
iGooglehome page – personal – difficult to add friends but not whole school community
Jing - to allow you to capture screens.
Librarything – sort your books at home.
NetVibes – freeway RSS feeds for schools.
Nings - Build a social destination to create a community. Foster conversations, drive action and earn revenue. Check on the education discussions.
Pageflakes – freeway RSS feeds for schools.
Photo Peach - Automatically make your own free slide show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, add captions in the show, and more!
Use to design your own posters and signs from any digital photo with a printer.
Prezi – is the zooming presentation editor.
Shelfari – sort your books at home
Slideshare – good for powerpoint presentations – find teacher resources.
Studystack - flashcards for revision
Tineye - reverse image search engine
Tineye – reverse image search engine - see Mona Lisa images altered – can track people who have used own images if registered here.
Twitter - for keeping in touch with latest trends in areas of interest can be very successful.
Vodpod store videos. The Vodpod community collects the best music videos, funny videos, politics and video clips from around the web.
Xtranormal moviemaker – animated cartoon strips.
YouTube – how to
YouTube – how to… shows you how to do things.