Here was my top 10 list of cooltools in february 2008
- twitter – http://twitter.com – microblog, community of practice, communication, support.
- Second Life – https://secure-web14.secondlife.com/join/- to create your avatar. There are no costs associated with Avatar creation. – user created virtual reality. I am interested in its potential as a an extension of the educational institution for online and f2f students and faculty and as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
- Voicethread – http://voicethread.com – very cool!
- Ustream – http://www.ustream.tv
- Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/- audio editing/recording.
- Blinklist – http://www.blinklist.com/ – social bookmarking tool.
- Del.icio.us – http://del.icio.us – social bookmarking tool.
- Skype – http://www.skype.com/
- edublogs (wordpress) – http://edublogs.org/ – free education blogs for faculty and students.
- Adobe Breeze Presenter – voice annotated powerpoint presentations. Breeze Presenter works with Microsoft PowerPoint content and allows the ability to add narration, presenter information, interactive quizzes, animations, and video.
Today, i would have to also add:
- seesmic – http://seesmic.com/ threaded asnynchronous video discussion.
- jing – http://jingproject.com I can’t tell you how slammin’ this tool is! – screen capture/screen casting.
- oovoo – http://www.oovoo.com/ – like skype on steroids.
- youtube quickcapture – www.youtube.com/my_videos_quick_capture – really easy to use.
- diigo – http://www.diigo.com/index