1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

MP900398745It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates.

1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post - so that the posts can be shared more widely. If you are taking the challenge and would like your blog to be added to the list, just leave a comment below or on the previous post.

2 – I have noticed that whereas some people have already chosen the 10 tools they will be taking a look at, others have still to do so. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012, organised into 12 different categories.  You might want to select tools from different categories or else explore a number within the same category.

1  OFFICE TOOLS
 Suites  3-Google Docs/Drive  87-OpenOffice
 Document 19-Word  59-Scribd
 Presentation  9-PowerPoint 13-Slideshare 14-Prezi 75-Poll Everywhere 93-Keynote
 Spreadsheet  81-Excel
 Email  27-Gmail 49-Outlook
2 BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS
 Blogging  5-WordPress 15-Blogger/Blogspot 77-Edublogs 96-Tumblr
 Wiki  30-Wikispaces 32-Google Sites 88-PB Works
3 VIDEO, AUDIO & IMAGE TOOLS
 Video  2-YouTube 25-TED Talks/Ed 56-Khan Academy 78-Vimeo
 Audio  29-Audacity 47-iTunes and iTunesU
 Photo/image  60-Flickr 53-Adobe Photoshop
 Screencapture/Screencasting  26-Jing 28-Camtasia 42-Snagit 64-Screenr
 Moviemaking  68-MovieMaker 100-iMovie
 4 BOOKMARKING & CURATION
 Bookmarking  18-Diigo 48-Delicious
 Pinning  36-Pinterest 89-Learnist
 Read it later tools  66-Instapaper 76-Pocket
 Curation tools  24-Scoopit 61-Flipboard 73-Zite82-Paper.li
 5 NOTE-TAKING & MINDMAPPING
 Note-taking 12-Evernote 71-OneNote
 Mindmapping   46-Mindmeister 69-Mindjet (previously MindManager)
 6 NETWORKING & COLLABORATION PLATFORMS
 Public social networks  1-Twitter 9-Facebook 17-Google+ 23-LinkedIn
 Educational & Enterprise
social networks
 22-Edmodo 85-Buddypress 63-Ning
 Collaboration platforms  45-SharePoint 55-Google Apps
 7 BROWSERS, READERS & DASHBOARDS
 Web browsers  35-Google Chrome  65-Firefox and addons
 Social Media dashboards  40-Tweetdeck 41-Hootsuite
 RSS Readers   16-Google Reader
 8 PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
 Search/Research  4-Google Search 10-Wikipedia 52-Google Scholar 62-Bing
 Miscellaneous  38-Google Maps 51-SurveyMonkey 57-Google Translate
92-Doodle 97-Quora
 9 INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS
 Authoring tools  28-Camtasia 37-Articulate 43-Adobe Captivate 67-Udutu
 Learning platforms  11-Moodle 86-eFront 94-Blackboard
 ePortfolio platforms  91-Mahara
 10 EDUCATIONAL TOOLS
 Classroom  21-EduGlogster 31-Voicethread 39-Animoto 58-Quizlet
79-Wordle 80-Symbaloo Edu  84-Voki
 Noticeboards  71-Wallwisher 83-Lino 99-Popplet
 Organizers  44-Livebinders 80-Symbaloo 90 -MentorMob
 11  LIVE COMMUNICATION TOOLS
 Personal tools  7-Skype
 Web conferencing  32-Adobe Connect 50-Blackboard Collaborate 54-WebEx
 12  DEVICES & SYNCHRONIZATION
 Mobile devices & apps   34-iPad and Apps 70-Kindle 74-iPhone and apps
94-Android phones and tablets
 File synchronization &
cloud storage
 6-Dropbox 98-Windows Skydrive

3 – For those who would like some help with using these tools, I’m putting together a collection of continuously updated (ad-free) online Quick Guides in the 100 Tools Knowledge Base.  You can see how the Quick Guides fit together in the Overview. I’m also running some Activity Weeks on getting started with some of these tools – for those who’d like a little more help – and Blogging Week will run next week, 21-25 January.  Find out more how to access the 100 Tools Knowledge Base and Activity weeks HERE.

The next update on the 10 Tools Challenge will be in February, when I will review some of the blog posts and the tools chosen.

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