My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2012

Each year, Jane Hart collects the top 100 technology tools for learning. The survey is due at the end of the month. Here are mine:

Diigo: social bookmarking where you can annotate everything except pdfs (though you can do that in Crocodoc and link from Diigo)

WordPress: by far the best blogging platform, with FeedWordPress plugin for aggregating student blogs

Engrade: best online gradebook

Slideshare (with Slidecast): uploaded slide decks can be narrated easily

Facebook: groups can be used for classes

Twitter: quick links to what’s new

Moodle: best open-source LMS, with nested simple forum

GIMP: open source and free, for creating graphics

Pinterest: excellent for forming image collections on a subject

Screenr: easy screencasting and uploading to YouTube