A Dozen Web Tools for Teaching and Learning

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This list of links was compiled in support of the 2019 workshop Ethical and Efficient Digital Technology and is maintained as a historical document; over time, many of these links will die, become outmoded, or may even be hijacked by malicious parties. Proceed at your own risk.

  1. Educreations — Recordable interactive whiteboard. Captures voice and handwriting/drawing to produce movies. Especially nice as an app on a tablet but can be used via web browser. (example)
  2. Timetoast — Build (and find) interactive timelines. (example)
  3. Up-Goer Five Text Editor— Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words?
  4. Google Sites — Create your own website/wiki. (example)
  5. Pixabay — Repository of royalty-free images.
  6. YouTube — Everybody knows about YouTube, but did you know about their Education Channel? TED-Ed is like the Education Channel, but even more highly curated, and includes interactive tools to build your own lessons. (example)
  7. Socrative — Easy-to-build assessments with real-time results. (see also Poll Everywhere)
  8. Quizlet — Make and find study tools (flash cards etc.) (example)
  9. LiveBinder — Like a three-ring binder for web pages. (example)
  10. MindMeister — Collaborative mind mapping. (example)
  11. MakeBeliefComix — Create your own comic strips. (example)
  12. Diigo — Bookmarks on steroids. Allows you to highlight and add sticky notes to web pages. (example)

See also: The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies' Top 100 Tools for Learning