03 November 2009

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

Yesterday morning, someone shared a link to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009.  It is a list that is currently being developed by learning professionals and hosted by a group in the UK.  Normally, I would just bookmark it and allow folks to see it in my Delicious list on the side of my blog.  However, I have personally found those items in the top 5 to be powerful tools in my own professional learning.  If you're a ZPS staff person who would like to know more about any of these tools, let me know and I'd be more than happy to get you started.
  1. Twitter
  2. Delicious
  3. Google Reader
  4. YouTube
  5. Google Docs

6 comments:

Mary DY said...

I can tell that I need to have you consult with me when I'm ready to teach my technology course again in Spring, 2011.

Kelsey Masserant said...

This list is pretty cool! I find it very interesting to see different resources through technology that teachers can use. Honestly, I was surprised I knew so many on the list. The only one in the top 5 I didn't know about was Delicious. I'm going to have to check that one out. Thanks!

Jennifer Matson said...

The top 10 from 2010 are...
Twitter
YouTube
Google Docs
Delicious
Slideshare
Skype
Google Reader
Wordpress
Facebook
Moodle

It is interesting how the list consists of many of the same tools, but switched around. Many of these will probably be around for awhile.

Kip Holland-Anderson said...

Jennifer,

Thanks for updating the list. It's also interesting to see how my use has changed a little. I've switched from Delicious to Diigo http://www.diigo.com/user/kieman (and am loving the switch).

Google Reader and Twitter are still at the top of my personal list.

morgan.bell said...

You've mentioned Twitter as an educational tool in a couple of your posts. I'm not very familiar with Twitter. As far as I know, it's used for stalking celebrities and hearing about store discounts. How do you use it with students?

Kip Holland-Anderson said...

Morgan,

I don't use Twitter with students. It's too difficult to control what they could access. We use Edmodo for a "walled-off Twitter" with students.

I use Twitter to listen to other educators - teachers, technology coaches, principals, etc. - share their thoughts on teaching and learning as well as resources that they find. It is serendipitous learning -- I never know what I'm going to find. Yet, I learn something new every time I check in.