This may be a very interesting year for Jane Hart’s Top Tools for Learning Survey. How many new tools have you adopted as a result of pandemic-induced changes to your everyday work? I wonder if TikTok will fly up the list.
I’ve worked remotely for the past 5+ years. However, “remote” typically meant a combination of home office and travel. I’ve been sitting in one place for the past 6 months. Let’s see how circumstances have changed my personal list as compared to years past (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016).
- Slack. I always relied on it as a remote worker. Now, I live in it during my work day.
- Google Drive. Everything I write starts in Drive.
- YouTube. Wow have I watched a lot of YouTube over the past 6 months.
- Axonify. I’ve done my daily training every day this year.
- LinkedIn. The professional conversation here is now better than Twitter.
- Google Meet. I still bounce between 3 or 4 meeting platforms every day. Meet remains my go-to.
- Overcast. I used to listen to podcasts in the car and on planes. Now, I listen during my daily run around the neighborhood.
- PowerPoint. Stories often benefit from visuals. This is still the best way to do that, especially from afar.
- Kindle. Books. For learning new stuff. Crazy, right?
- Twitter. It was on the top of my list for 4 years. Not anymore. The conversation just isn’t growing. People are moving on.
What’s your top 10 list nowadays? How has it changed since February?