If you want to vote (for Moodle), consider visiting this
1 – Twitter
2 – YouTube
3 – Google Search
4 – Google Docs/Drive
5 – PowerPoint
6 – Dropbox
7 – Facebook
8 – WordPress
9 – Skype
10 – Evernote
What kind of learning is that? I'd say, you'll server Moodle best by helping to take it out of the list all together!
For 2015, Moodle came in at #15. I am not trying to influence anyone's vote, but for 2016 I voted Moodle as #1.
It might be that many schools and teachers do not have any LMS, so they have to resort to these more popular resources. My son's high school did not have any LMS, so teachers used Google Docs and Drive.
My son's junior high school LMS is Google Classroom along with Powerschool to manage grades. Google Classroom is more than Docs and Drive. But I find it confusing and frustrating. My son has no opinion--he accepts whatever the teachers tell him to do. Same with my students at a university, Moodle is accepted because it is there and there is no choice.
Selecting some of those items as Top Tools for learning is a bit like selecting pens and paper as tools for learning, or books or the web. All very useful as learning tools but not specifically tools designed around learning. Perhaps we could nominate as the most excellent tools for learning as !!TEACHERS!!.
Marcus, maybe so (Teachers).
I ran across this website awhile ago. I just thought it was interesting. The person behind this idea has been doing it for about 10 years. If you visit the website and previous years entries, I think that you will notice that the top 10 that were posted above is only a subset of the 100. I also think that I saw that the author of this website was going to increase the list to 200.
I didn't see any restrictions in one's votes, so maybe a "teacher" would be appropriate. For example, in my current vote I added "Macintosh." But this has never appeared on the list AFAIK.
My only point of making my original post was to share this interesting website, and to gently suggest that if one believes that Moodle should be higher, than they consider spending a moment and casting a vote.
Of the top 10 2015 tools, I only use PowerPoint! I don't even have a Twitter or Facebook account, yet. Of the top 50, I also use Moodle, Snagit, and Camtasia. So I guess that I am not "with it" by using only 4 of 50. I could go on to say that I use only 10 of the 100. Maybe this is good, 10%?
Well, popularity doesn't always translate into anything. But it is still interesting to see how the vote ends up, and it has generated some good discussion in this topic. I think it keeps us focusing on "good teaching." It reminds me of our discussion about people who want to equate "time on Moodle" to "learning". Gee, I hope that my administrators don't visit the list or they might start requiring me to use Twitter!
I think I am going to have to get myself fitted with a "dismissive filter" as I think I am posting replies that sound like I am being meh whereas I mean to be Mr Joyfully shouting out stuff in a noisy bar.
I used to sit next to an allegedly non technical woman who kept coming up with really interesting web sites useful for education like Edmodo when I had never heard of it. Lists like this can have a similar benefit.
I know what you mean. This is the same problem with emails. It is hard to "hear" the message, tone of voice, when written. Any thing not in all-caps is "soft-spoken."
I've followed this list more or less from the start and I think it's quite useful even for tech/media-savvy teachers. I've often found tools (or maybe a better word is "aids"?) which I'd never heard of. Some became goto resources and others dropped away, but it has certainly helped me keep on top of developments.
For me, the most useful aspect of the list is looking for tools that improve the standard of materials production, but also things like running a homework support clinic on Facebook or Skype, or creating playlists of howto's from YouTube for learning a new skill or process, are all things that have sprung from that list - maybe not world-changing, but improvements to learning nonetheless.
Just my thoughts,