At the end of 2008 I produced a list of tools I thought would make it onto the 2009 Top 100 Tools list. They were: CoolIris, DimDim, Evernote, Friendfeed, Posterous, Qik ScreenToaster, Seesmic, Sliderocket and WiZiQ.
I got 5/10!
Evernote ranked 27
DimDim ranked 43=
Posterous ranked 55=
ScreenToaster ranked 71=
FriendFeed ranked 86=
In November 2009, I wrote an article for e.learning age magazine - 10 Tools for (20)10 - in which I highlighted 10
tools that appeared for the first time on the Top 100 Tools for
Learning 2009 list, that I thought were useful, innovative, cost effective and
worth considering for 2010 - which again included DimDim, Posterous and Evernote.
However, here I want to try to predict tools that might make it onto the 2010 Top 100 Tools for Learning.
I think it is going to be harder this year, as there is only one tool that really stands out as likely to be very highly successful in 2010, and that is Google Wave. (If you have an invitation to use it, but are still struggling to understand it, you might find some of the resources here useful.)
But here are some other tools that just failed to make the list this year that I think might make it in 2010.
- Microsoft's search engine, Bing
- the computational knowledge engine, Wolfram Alpha.
- 3 sceencasting tools: Screencastle, Screenflow or CamStudio
- Voki to create a personalised speaking avatar
- 3D authoring tool, Thinking Worlds
- Apture to add multimedia to your website without leaving the page
- Lovely Charts, an online diagramming tool