Top 100 Learning Tools

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies is a resource site for the use of new technologies for working and learning set up by Jane Hart. Each year, Jane compiles contributions from hundreds of learning professionals across the globe to find out their top tools for learning. The 2010  list reflects the tools most likely to be used by the technically savvy education professionals as well as providing a faabulous starting point for many. As an added bonus 77% of the tools in this list are free! You can also view the top 100 in their various categories.
2011 is the 5th annual survey of learning tools, with 303 contributions so far (click here to see the list) and to be finalised on 13 November 2011. You can make your contribution for your Top 10 here.
Below is the Top 10 for 2011 so far. You may use many of these tools already so will be interested in the trending list, which shows the tool’s rank in each of these years:| 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
1 – Twitter – microsharing tool  155 votes   1 |  1 | 11 | 43=
2 – YouTube – video-sharing tool  137.5 votes  2 |  3 | 18 | 22=
3  – Google Docs – collaboration suite  104 votes 3 | 5 | 7 | 14
4 – Skype – instant messaging/VoIP tool  77 votes  6 |  11= | 4 | 3=
5 – Wikipedia – collaborative encyclopaedia 65 votes   16 | 17 | 13 | 26=
6 – WordPress – blogging tool  63.5 votes   8 | 6 | 5 | 6
7= Prezi – presentation software  59.5 votes  12 | 28 |  – |  –
Facebook – social network 59.5 votes   9 | 31= |  24 | 17=
9 – Dropbox – file synching software 56 votes   13 | 71= | – | –
10= (Edu)Glogster – interactive poster tool 55.5 votes   25 | 55= | – | –
diigo – social annotation tool  55.5 votes   15 | 22= | 35= | 72=
Moodle – course management system 54.5 votes   10 | 14= | 9 | 12=
The Top Tools for schools and education include Edmodo, Wordle, Voicethread, (Edu)Glogster, Wallwisher, animoto, Google Earth, Livebinders, Storybird, xtranormal, Aviary, Voki, TeacherTube and Toondoo. See our descriptions of these on our resource area or click on the links above to visit our relevant pages.

Super Book of Web Tools

“There are teachers around the world who want to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure where to start.That’s why eleven prominent bloggers, teachers, and school administrators got together to create this free ebook”.  

 

This book showcases a great collection of tools.  Check it out online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/45217115/Super-Book-of-Web-Tools-for-Educators 

 You may also be interested in browsing Scribd, a social publishing site where people upload original documents for sharing.