Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. Voting closes on 18 September.
Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets.
Please add yours!
10 (new): Netflix: I find I am watching a lot of documentaries on this popular video streaming service and I am learning a lot. The latest was a series on the American civil war.
8 (new): Skype: I find I am using Skype more to stay in touch with people through conversations and text messaging.
7 (7): Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. It lets me annotate pictures, resize images, add signatures, and most importantly ensures I do not have to have Adobe Acrobat to open PDF’s. It is a huge time-saver.
6 (new): Pixabay: is a great source for copyright free photos to use in presentations.
5 (5): Keynote: Apple’s presentation application has enabled me to improve my slide presentations, through its simplicity and lack of clip art.
4 (4): Feedly: is my feed reader to keep track of blogs and news sites via RSS.
3 (3): Diigo: Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily.
2 (2): Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network.
1 (1): WordPress: powers my blog, which is the core of my PKM. It’s easy to use, has a huge community, and there are many plug-ins and additions available. I also use it to deliver my online workshops.