464 Digital Learning Tools To Sift Through On A Rainy Day

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The quality and practicality of digital learning tools is a bit subjective.

Where one classroom may do very well with the unpackaged and unfiltered content available on YouTube, Scribd, or podcasts, another teacher may want a practice app that picks one grade level of one content area and has students practice.

Where one teacher may create a classroom full of self-directed learners working through way through project-based learning units, another may want pre-packaged content like that available through MOOCs and iTunesU.

So the following list by Dale Borgeson then–almost maddeningly long at 464 digital learning tools and counting–will make some of you crazy, and some of you smile. If you count yourself among the latter, help improve the list on your next rainy day. How? You can make listly a more effective crowdsourcing tool by “upvoting” apps you’ve used and like, and downvoting those you’ve used and don’t like. In doing so, you help separate the useful apps from the not-so-much.

With all due respect to subjectivity, that is.

464 Digital Learning Tools To Sift Through On A Rainy Day

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    Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In

    Edmodo | Where Learning Happens | Sign up, Sign In

    Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner

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    5 Voting...
    Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

    Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

    Create beautiful word clouds from text that you provide. Like Tagxedo, it gives prominence to words that appear most frequently. You can save, print and share your creation.

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    Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online

    Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online

    The easy way to create and share extraordinary videos of your life. Our online video maker turns your photos, video clips and music into video in minutes.

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    PollEverywhere

    PollEverywhere

    For class sizes of 30 or less it is free and unlimited. Its great for polling your class for opinion and understanding. The results can be embedded into a PowerPoint presentation or web page and update in real time. responses can be submitted via text message, Twiitter or web. It's the favorite tool of many teachers for creating pools.

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    WordPress.com - Get a Free Blog Here

    WordPress.com - Get a Free Blog Here

    Start a WordPress blog or create a free website in minutes. Choose from over 200 free, customizable themes. Free support from awesome humans.

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    Dropbox - Simplify your life

    Dropbox - Simplify your life

    Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

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    Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

    Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

    Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud

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    GoAnimate for Schools and Educators

    GoAnimate for Schools and Educators

    Get Your Students Animated About Learning GoAnimate state-of-art animation tools are perfect to complement your teaching and get your students to put learning into practice. Interact With Hundreds of Educators Worldwide Our Lesson Gallery is a growing database of educational materials creating by educators around the world.

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    bubbl.us | brainstorm and mind map online

    bubbl.us | brainstorm and mind map online

    Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mindmaps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve.

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    Storybird - Artful storytelling

    Storybird - Artful storytelling

    Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They're curiously fun. The Challenge is on hiatus and will be back soon. In the meantime, take a peek at the winners and finalists from the last rounds. It's an incredible body of work.

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    Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

    Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

    Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.

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    Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

    Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

    Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community

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    Record

    Record

    PresentationTube provides desktop presentation recorder and video sharing network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, upload and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations.

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    Scribd

    Scribd

    A huge online library where you can read, publish and share documents.

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    Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

    Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

    Online screen recorder for one-click recording for free. I'm very impressed wtih this program and have purchased it for the very reasonable $15 per year. Even if you use the free version, you have access to 15 minutes of filming which is far longer than any comparable program. It is great quality. The pro version allowed me to record directly from computer audio. Editing is included. I highly recommend this!

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    BrainPOP Jr. | Internet Safety

    BrainPOP Jr. | Internet Safety

    Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.

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    Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

    Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

    My school district has switched over recently to Google Drive. This blog entry should be helpful to my fellow teachers in Temecula as well as others.

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    Online Writing Courses for Elementary to High School - Time4Writing

    Online Writing Courses for Elementary to High School - Time4Writing

    Online writing program & free resources for homeschool, afterschool & skill building. Our activities teach writing mechanics, sentences, essays & more

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    Thinkuknow - home

    Thinkuknow - home

    Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms of technology like mobiles.

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    Zeen

    Zeen

    Discover and create beautiful magazines. http://zeen.com

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    simplebooklet.com

    simplebooklet.com

    Code free digital sliders and flip books. Publish everywhere.

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    Vintage Hills Elementary School: Home

    Vintage Hills Elementary School: Home

    This is my own classroom website where I put many of the websites I list on Listly to good use.

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    Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here

    Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here

    Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.

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    : PBS LearningMedia

    : PBS LearningMedia

    A one stop website for lots of classroom-ready resources.

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  • Mary Thomas

    Wow great list! You have put together a fairly comprehensive list but I don’t see ExamTime (http://www.examtime.com/) on it. It’s a free online learning resources which improves learning through the use of Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Revision Timetable and other useful tools.