Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010

Jane Hart, a social business consultant, and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, has been compiling a list of the top 100 tools for learning since 2007.

The 2010 list is currently being compiled and you can view the full list here – Emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010.

Interestingly, you can compare the ranking of the tools over the last four years.  So far, it is fascinating to see how popular Twitter and YouTube have become since 2007. It is also interesting to see how many top 100 tools there are this year that were not rated in previous years. Most of the tools on the list so far are free which is great to see.

Voting will close on 17th October 2010. I encourage all educators to take the time to share their Top Tools, to help make a comprehensive and useful list for all.

It was a very tough choice but my top 10 tools are

What are your top tools for learning?

What do you think makes a good tool?

8 Comment

  1. Great top 10. I also am fascinated by how quickly my list has changed. Twitter is definitely at the top for me!

  2. What a great list, I would have to agree with all your choices. Except I also have to admit that until an hour ago I had not used fotobabble. I have though just clicked on your link, signed up and created my first fotobabble. What a great tool. I can already think of so many ways to use it in my classroom.
    thanks

    1. @ Henrietta, so glad I could introduce you to something new! What I love about Fotobabble is the simplicity of it. I think most teachers don’t have time for tools that are complicated or time consuming to set up. Fotobabble is easy enough for my Grade 2s to use. We used it a lot on our “lunch box” project on our Collaboration Corner blog with Mrs Yollis’ class. Click here for an example of how we used it.

  3. Ryan says: Reply

    Hi,

    I was just looking over and admiring the student blogs. I am currently trying to convince my principal to jump on board this idea. I was wondering if it would be possible to pic your brain by email or phone?
    Hopefully my email shows up to you and you can contact me.

    Thank you,
    Ryan

  4. Susan says: Reply

    Hi everyone. I wanted to share my top ten but I was a little nervous since I am by no means as technologically advanced as many of your readers! Still from the point of view of differentiation I thought I’d contribute!
    So, my list is as follows:
    1. Google Docs
    2. Google translate (there are 45 different nationalities at our school)
    3. Google Searches (especially Google images)
    4. Google Reader
    5. Wordle
    6. Edublogs
    7. Glogster
    8. Blogspot
    9. Save Tube
    10. Oh dear… that’s all

    1. @ Susan, thanks so much for adding your top ten list! I agree that Google has so many excellent uses. How interesting to have 45 nationalities at your school!

      Thanks for your comment and hope to hear from you again. 🙂

      1. Susan says: Reply

        Thank you for your reply. I was wondering what your views are on all the “Google” services? I like to find everything in one place but I also fear that it makes it easier for us to avoid looking elsewhere. Do you think Google will ever start charging?

        1. @ Susan, timely you asked because I watched an interesting show on SBS the other night. You can find it here and watch it online. Basically, Google is making so much for advertising in such clever ways that I am confident they won’t start charging. It was an interesting show so I’d recommend you check it out!
          I also don’t think there is anything wrong with finding everything in one spot if it is what we are after.

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