Category Archives: Tools


It's a May Day Bank Holiday in the UK today – so here's some fun! Turn your latest tweets into a video using Utweet.  Here's mine. You can make your own at Utweet – just enter your Twitter ID or some keywords. [More Twitter tools here]


Dr Linda Hefferin suggested this tool for a Pick of the Day, saying: "This tool transforms a Web page into something clean and legible. It also puts the text in large print. Easy to install, easy to use, free!" Here's a video about Readability: Readability – Installation Video for Firefox, Safari & Chrome from Arc90 […]

3 resources

Today I am posting about three completely different resources that readers have emailed me about: E-Learning Technology Network Omer Oz told me about the E-Learning Technology Network that he has created for e-learning professionals from around the world.  TeacherZone Andrew Joseph emailed me about TeacherZone; this  is a free resource for teachers, and has thousands […]

iCurrent : “a new way to stay informed and intrigued”

iCurrent is a user-driven information discovery service with innovative filtering and customization features, that organizes and delivers content from thousands of news sites and blogs into one centralized web experience, as well as mobile and social apps. It's a new approach to personalized news! CNET called it the "aggregator that works." iCurrent [More producitivity and […]

Type With Me = Etherpad, frozen in time

In a couple of previous postings in December 2009, I mentioned that the real-time collaborative authoring tool, Etherpad, had been acquired by Google to become part of Wave, and then that Etherpad had been opensourced. Chris Pirillo and Jake Warner have now "frozen the Etherpad code in time" and released it as Type With Me.  […]

Surf Canyon wins best search engine

A TheNextWeb posting yesterday announced … "The Web Search Reader’s Choice Award Winners for 2010 have just been announced and Surf Canyon won in the category of “Best Search Engine.” Surf Canyon prevailed over search engine powerhouses Google, Bing and Yahoo!." Surf Canyon has actually been around for some years, but I have to […]

Clipper – create, tag, mix, annotate, share and manage clips

Thanks to Chris Jack at Derby University for sending me this one. Clipper is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that  gives users more control over their use of online video. They have produced a working cross-platform desktop prototype and plan to create mobile and web versions. Simply put, Clipper lets teachers and others clip and […]

Some Google Buzz bits and pieces

Have you got going with Google Buzz yet? If not, here are some ideas to get started My Google Buzz is here, and I'm using it mainly to share items from Google Reader.  Although I've currently connected to my Twitter account too, I'm reviewing that as I'm trying not to duplicate my activities on Twitter […]

February 2010 Update

Here is this month's round up of tools and articles added to my website: Tools added to the Learning Tools Directory in February 2010 Tools added to the Learning Tools Directory in February 2010 My Top 3 favourite tools this month Google Buzz – Google's new way to share resources and conversations Buzzzy – a […]