Thing 17: Your Choice
I kept going back and forth between different tools I thought would make good final activities, but there are just too many good ones out there, and different people may have a variety of interests and needs they'd like to still explore. Therefore, this last "Thing" will be your choice. You can choose from CNET's 2009 Webware 100 winners, which are the top 100 Web 2.0 tools chosen by voters in CNET's annual Webware contest. The tools are divided into 12 categories, including: Audio & Music, Browsing, Commerce, Communication, Infrastructure & Storage, Location-based services, Photo & Video, Productivity, Search & Reference, Social & Publishing, and Editors' Choice. Choose 3 or 4 different tools to explore, then choose the final tool about which you'll post. Your final post should list the 3-4 tools you played with, then you should write a detailed description of the tool you finally chose.
I will post links on my blog to all of your "Thing 17" posts. That way, we can learn about these new tools from one another!
* Patty S.: TripIt: http://pkady.blogspot.com/2010/03/last-one.html
* Doreen F.: Diigo: http://deweyfritz.blogspot.com/2010/03/thing-17-my-choice.html
To complete Thing 17:
- Visit CNET's 2009 Webware 100 Winners site
- Choose 3-4 tools to explore (they should be tools new/unfamiliar to you)
- Pick one tool to explore more in-depth-- create an account if necessary, read/watch the tutorial, try out different functions of the tool, look at others' examples, etc.
- Post about the 3-4 tools you looked at as well as the tool you explored in-depth. Describe that tool and discuss what it does, how you use it, what educational/personal applications it has, and anything else we'd might like to know.