Top 10 Internet tools from the Women's Learning Studio
Top Ten Online Tools, Apps and Sites to
Amaze, Amuse and
Make Your Life Easier
Studio, we spend
a large part of
our time online.
orate, create and
and use social
media. For that
reason, we are very
interested in the
BEST online tools…
So, we put together the top 10
tools we use and recommend.
We decided to choose our top 10 online tools, apps and websites to share with you.
We looked at the most popular and most recommended tools, and each of us chose
our favorite 20 from a list of about 100. We did not agree on all of our selections, but
it was interesting to see that all three of us listed these 10.
Without further ado, we present to you OUR top 10
tools, apps and websites to make your online life easier…
Diigo is a wonderful bookmarking tool for
online articles, images, documents, etc.
Tags help to find information once it is
bookmarked. Groups can share and
access online articles and information.
The Studio has a searchable Diigo data base of 1,500+
resources on MOOCs, social learning, and marketing
that we acquired in less than two years. Doris believes
Diigo is magical and indispensable to organizing and
curating items relevant to us.
Hoot suite is a powerful social media management
dashboard to view, post and schedule social media content
from a variety of online accounts and RSS feeds.
Each of us uses Hootsuite to keep up with people and
ideas that relate to the Studio’s operations and future.
LinkedIn is a highly useful professional networking site, which lets you
share posts, ask and answer questions and participate in online
discussion groups. Some use LinkedIn as a blog tool or assist to
promoting their blog.
Through LinkedIn, we find and re-establish contact with former
colleagues who are still dear to us and bring them back into our lives and
Piktochart is a valuable tool to create infographics with
pictures, text, charts and graphs.
We like the sophisticated templates that remind us a little of
the posters we populated with drawings and data to explain
our science projects in grade school. Yet it still projects
professional design pizzazz to project and inform online.
Powerpoint is a very popular and versatile
presentation software tool that comes with
paid Microsoft bundles or that can be
purchased for a monthly fee. We often use
it to create and export images and designs
for other applications.
Some may say it is over-used, but we think
that is because it IS so valuable.
Skype allows free calls and video
conferences. Upgrades allow more
participants and more functionality.
The three of us are distributed from Maine to Florida. We
seldom see each other in person and use it to check-in when
we are traveling for work or fun domestically or
Twitter is a popular social networking
and micro-blogging service to send
and read text-based messages of up to
140 characters. But that doesn’t begin
to express its value as an always-on
connection tool to learn from others
and to publish curated resources.
Wikipedia is a remarkable crowd-sourced
encyclopedia of every topic imaginable. It
is a handy encyclopedia and reference
source that is our frequent go-to for
starting online research. Its
documentation takes us quickly to other
Wordpress is a free and very powerful
blog and publishing platform with many
plug-ins for user flexibility. We know its
range of utility firsthand since we are
using its social features to build a
learning network with member
discussions and sharing places on the
Women’s Learning Studio website.
YouTube is a video website where users
upload, view and share videos. Who doesn’t
love YouTube for entertainment, accessing
how-to videos, and learning?
We use it constantly in our work because we like hearing
and seeing instead of reading so often.
If you spend much time
online, you probably already
use most of these ten tools.
If you are not already using them, check them out. We have
found them very valuable.
But THAT is not all…
You can see over
200 more tools
After choosing our top 10 tools, we began to make a list
of the very best tools, apps and online sites available.
We thought about our favorites, searched many sites and reviewed
many applications that were new to us. Some looked so appealing
that we will use them in the future. From that list, we compiled a
new list of over 200 tools, apps and sites for Women’s Learning
Because we believe it is such a great resource, we will continue to
update and revise the list.
As a member of Women's Learning Studio, you can access the best
200+ Tools, Apps and Sites
to amuse, amaze and make your online life easier.
Many are tools you may not know exist. For example, the cartoon
image of us on slide two was made with AnyMakingPhoto Editor.
If you are a Women’s Learning Studio member, login and click on
the link at the bottom of this page to see those tools.
Click here to register so you can review and return often to use
these valuable apps any time you want online assistance.
(Men are welcome to join also.)
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