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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

First published November 05, 2013

Many thanks to student readers who have shared their thoughts about the technology learning tools from Jane Hart’s survey (identified as favorites by 500+ learning professionals from 48 countries worldwide). I found your responses thoughtful and helpful in informing my reflections about which tools to teach, which to investigate further, and which to use in my learning plans. I found especially interesting your sharing of which apps help you become a more effective learner. Keep those insights coming.

Continuing my ruminations,  I have mixed reactions about Tool #14, Wikipedia. I use it as a starting point when exploring topics I know little about. I am amazed at how current its articles often are.  Moreover, I am intrigued by the Association for Psychological Science’s Wikipedia initiative to improve it. However, I can’t convince myself of its credibility, nor can I motivate myself to dedicate time to joining others in making it better.

I have played with Prezi (Tool #15) as an alternative to PowerPoint,  but I find it too “jazzy” a presentation tool for my purposes. I can see how it might readily engage and entertain an audience younger than I ordinarily interact with.  I have found Tool # 16 (Slideshare) more valuable as personal learning than a teaching tool. I am fascinated with the potential of Tool # 99,  Learnist.

I can’t image NOT using Tool # 17 (Word). Though I presently prefer blogging tools WordPress (Tool # 8) over Tumblr (Tool # 65), Blogger (Tool #18), and Typepad, that is more a personal preference that has evolved. 

 My top tool preferences continually evolve.

Which of these tools allude to the above serve your learning needs best? Why? What learning tools do you use most often?