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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 –  the results of the 7th Annual Learning Tools Survey. The list was compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 500+ learning professionals from 48 countries worldwide - See more at: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/#sthash.bxBmlKov.dpuf

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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 –  the results of the 7th Annual Learning Tools Survey. The list was compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 500+ learning professionals from 48 countries worldwide

“A learning tool is a tool for your own personal or professional learning or one you use for teaching or training.”

Here is a summary presentation of the Top 100 Tools and beneath it the text list. Click the name of the tool to find out more about it, its cost, availability, its past rankings and to read some of the comments from those who voted for it.

- See more at: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/#sthash.bxBmlKov.dpuf

Video Creation

 

Web Tools for Students

 

   

CANVA

Google Drawing

Wordle

Tagxedo

WebTools for Education

Web Tools & Resources

Name of Tool

Main Web Address

Age Limit

Comments

Animoto for Education

http://animoto.com/education?gclid=CKWJir-5irICFQTNnAoduHQA6w

13 and older (with restrictions)

Teacher must create student account without personally identifiable information. Videos cannot be posted, linked or shared for public viewing.

 Blabberize

http://blabberize.com

All users with Parent Permission

 Bubbl.us

 https://bubbl.us/

All ages

Use with supervision

ChartGo

http://www.chartgo.com/index.jsp

None specified

No login required

Code Academy

www.codeacademy.com

13 and older

Please read terms of service carefully. The site can access and use your content. Use in Mozilla

 EasyBib

http://www.easybib.com

None specified

Use with supervision

 Edcanvas

 http://www.edcanvas.com

13 and older

Tool designed for teachers to present material and content in an organized manner.

Edmodo

hendersoncounty.edmodo.com

All ages with parent permission

Tool designed for teachers and students to connect with learning and to collaborate.

Edublogs

http://edublogs.org

All ages

Safe, restricted blog.  Free account limited to teacher use only.

 Educreations

Available as an App

2nd grade and above with parental permission

Must use HCPS Gaggle account for registration.

Emaze

http://www.emaze.com/

All ages with supervision

Must use HCPS Gaggle account for registration.

Evernote

http://evernote.com/

All ages with supervision

Accounts require valid email account, must use Gaggle account

Exploratree

http://www.exploratree.org.uk/

None specified

Accounts require valid email account, must use Gaggle account

 Flipsnack

 http://www.flipsnack.com/

Ages 13 or older

Accounts must be created using an HCPS email or assigned Gaggle email ONLY.  Do not use Twitter, Facebook or GMail login.

Flisti

http://flisti.com/

N/A

Glogster EDU

http://www.edu.glogster.com

All ages

Free level is for teacher use ONLY.  Must be PAID teacher-made accounts using Glogster EDU if student use is intended.

GoAnimate

http://goanimate.com/ (Free/Limited)
http://goanimate4schools.com/public_index

13 and older

 No one under the age of 13 is permitted to use.  Ages 13-18 must have parent permission, have parent create the account and accept the terms of use.

Google Apps Account

http://www.google.com/
a/hendersoncountypublic
schoolsnc.org

Adults

Google apps cannot be used with personal Gmail accounts. Teachers must use district-provided generic school accounts to meet federal guidelines for email retention.

 Haiku Deck

https://www.haikudeck.com/

All ages with supervision

Accounts require valid email account, must use Gaggle account

iTunes

Installed on computer or iDevice

13

Must be 13 or older to download apps and content (like iTunes U). Teacher MUST download apps for any users under 13.

Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com/

Teacher makes accounts and students use web URL, so no age limitation because no login.

Teacher made account

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

All ages, but accounts for users under age 13 must have permission of parent or guardian

When making an account with email account, must use Gaggle account, not Facebook or Google

Little Bird Tales

http://www.littlebirdtales.com

All users with teacher-created accounts

Teacher must create student accounts without personally identifiable information.

Livebinders

http://www.livebinders.com

13 and older

Must be 13 or older to have an account.

Make Belief Comix

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

None specified

This site has very specific attribution guidelines. Must follow usage guidelines found on TOS page.

Memorize

http://memorize.com/

None specified

Users must sign up using Gaggle email account, not Facebook login

Museum Box

http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

all ages

Teachers must setup the school and approve all posts

Nearpod

http://nearpod.com/

13 and older, Below 13 if parents make account with student

13 and older can make account. Parents/guardians must make account with students under 13.

PicMonkey

http://www.picmonkey.com/

13 and older

Registration is not required. If students choose to register, must use Gaggle account

 Piktochart

 http://piktochart.com/

None Specified (Under 13 must be supervised by teacher or parent)

Teachers must create education account.

Poll Everywhere

http://www.polleverywhere.com/

All ages, but accounts for users under age 13 must have permission of parent or guardian

Free for up to 40 responses. Only need to signup to create polls, can participate without login. If signing up, must use Gaggle email

Powtoon

http://www.powtoon.com/

13 and older

Accounts require valid email account, must use Gaggle account

Prezi

http://prezi.com

13

Intended for ages 18 and older, but will allow with parent, teacher or school permission; age 13 is minimum even with permission

Quizlet

http://quizlet.com/

13 and above for full site, under 13 with limited feature and require consent

Users under 13 have limited features in the program.

Skype

http://www.skype.com

All ages with supervision

No students under 18 can make a premium (paid) call.  All Skype calls should be used under supervision and with parent/guardian consent.

SlideRocket

http://www.sliderocket.com

13 and older

 Age 13 is minimum even with permission

 Smore

 http://www.smore.com

Ages 13 or older using Gaggle account

Age 13 with supervision using Gaggle account

 Socrative

 http://www.socrative.com

All ages with supervision

Used in conjuction with Socrative app for iOS

Spelling City

http://www.spellingcity.com/

None Specified

Teacher must create student account without personally identifiable information.

 Storybird

http://www.storybird.com

All students if teacher makes accounts through his/her teacher class account

Teachers must create the “Teacher/Class” account and then create student accounts through the Class account.

Symbaloo

http://www.symbaloo.com

16

Students 16 and older with a district-provided Gaggle account may register with parent/guardian permission. Teachers may use in accordance with HCPS policies and guidelines. If using Symbaloo EDU, students can use teacher-provided accounts.

TagCrowd

http://tagcrowd.com/

13 and older

No login required

 Tagxedo

http://www.tagxedo.com

None specified

Use with supervision

Thinglink

http://www.thinglink.com/

All ages, but accounts for users under age 13 must have permission of parent or guardian

Accounts require valid email account, must use Gaggle account, not Facebook or Twitter

TikaTok

http://www.tikatok.com/

Users under the age of 18 may not make account, must use account given by teacher

Teachers must create the “Teacher/Class” account and then create student accounts through the Class account.

 TimeToast

 http://www.timetoast.com/

None Specified

Use with supervision

Today’s Meet

http://todaysmeet.com/

Adults

Adults must create and manage the “Rooms”

VoiceThread

http://www.voicethread.com

13

Teachers must make and manage accounts for students younger than 13 if permission is granted by parent/guardian using the PAID class subscription. Students 13 and older may make their own accounts with parent/guardian consent.

Voki Classroom

http://voki.com/
classroom/
login_status.php?

13

Teachers may use for teacher website. Teachers must make and manage student accounts for users under 13  using the PAID class subscription if parent/guardian permission is granted.

Wallwisher

http://wallwisher.com/

 All ages

Students must use Gaggle email to set up walls.

 Weebly (Education Version ONLY)

 https://education.weebly.com/

All ages: Teachers must make student accounts. Students under 13 must have parent permission.

Teachers must create the “Teacher/Class” account and then create student accounts through the Class account. (Up to 40 accounts for free)

WikiSpaces

http://www.wikispaces.com
/content/teacher

All ages, but accounts for users under age 13 must be created by teacher

Teachers must make and manage student accounts for users under 13  if parent/ guardian permission is granted.

Wordle

http://www.wordle.net/

All ages

Not recommended to save in public gallery.  Download instead.

 YouTube

 http://www.youtube.com

13 and above, Ages 13-17 must have parent consent

No one under the age of 13 is permitted to use.  Ages 13-17 must have parent permission

 ZooBurst

http://www.zooburst.com

13 and above only*, or teacher may use own account for others with 10 book limit

Free for each user to create up to 10 books.

Still more...

Lots of Links!!

Piktochart - An infographic creator.  Create charts, pictographs, line and bar graphs to display information in  a visual way.  

Socrative - Both an IPAD and cloud based application.  Create quizzes, exit tickets for students to complete.  Students logon and then enter a room number.  Enter their name and complete the activity.  You can then generate a spreadsheet displaying student answers.

Zimmer Twins - Students create simple animated movies starring the Zimmer Twins.  Similiar to goanimate but limited in scope.

Creaza - a toolbox which allows you to create movies, cartoons, and mindmaps all in one place.  Limited school version available for free.  Expanded premium available for a price.

Zooburst - Create 3-D popup books online.  Can use library of pictures or upload your own. Free subscription or for a price unlock larger media library and drawing tools.

Domo Animate - A division of goanimate, very similiar to goanimate.  More limited in options and characters do not talk but use speech bubbles instead. Completely free.

PicMonkey - Lots of the same features as now-defunct PicNic.  Can edit picture and add special effects like colors, text, graphics, textures, etc.  

EduCreations - An online whiteboard.  Create a lesson using the interactive whiteboard. Save it.  Can be viewed multiple times by multiple users.  Even more valuable are the already created examples available.

Haiku Deck - Available as an or or web-based.  An alternative to PowerPoint.  Best feature it the image search which matches text on your slide to an appropriate image.  

EdCanvas - You teach a lesson and find create video clips, graphics, documents.  The next year you aren't sure what those links where.  Sound familiar?  Try digital curation tools.  They collect all of these things on one page  EdCanvas allows you to search Google Images, FlickR, YouTube, Gooru, webpages, Educreations all from your page.  Then simply add media you want to use directly to the page.  It will be available to you from that one place instead of having to open and close numerous windows.  Also, you can browse other already created canvases as well.

Symbaloo - Do you find yourself visiting the same sites all the time? Try Symbaloo. Allows you to collect websites and applications in one place. They appear as tiles on your page and allow you view external content.

GoAnimate4Schools - Create your own online animations.  Simple to use tools allows students to select characters, backgrounds, voices, props.  Subscription service.  See librarian for information on student and teacher accounts.

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  -  Imagine a wall full of digital post-its from your entire class.  This is padlet.  It allows you to pose a question and then have students response via a digital post-it.  Viewable tot he entire class.  No logon required. All that's needed is an access number.

Infuse Learning - A student response tool which allows for drawn answers, true/false, multiple choice, short answer.  Responses can be viewed live.  No student login required.  All that 's needed is a room number.

FlipGrid - A formative assessment tools that allows your students to record a response via video.  Creates grids showing question and students responses.

Blogs and Useful Links

Cool Tools for Schools

Go 2 Web 2.0 - Website with new an emerging technologies organized around purpose and reviewed.

Classroom 2.0 - Blog with Professional Learning Communities organized around special interests with classroom technology ideas

Tech Tip of the Week -A weekly tip with suggestions on how to use them

Emerging Ed Tech - Blog with video tutorials and links to free resources

Appitic - IPAD/IPOD Apps organized by subject and function.  Easy to navigate, excellent site.

Follettshelf - View the library's collection of ebooks.  Username and password required.

GoAnimate - Create an online comic.  Username and password required.  Contact your librarian.

 Animoto - Easy to create videos with pictures, text, and music.  Thirty second videos are free.  Longer videos require username and password.

 PREZI - Tired of powerpoint?  Try this nonlinear alternative.  Registration is free and simple.  Easily incorporate video, graphics, and third party sites.

Creative Commons - Looking for an image, video, or sound without copyright worries?  Try creative commons.  Uses sites like Flickr, YouTube, Google Images, and Sound Cloud with media that has a creative commons license which makes it legal for you to use in specified ways.