eLearning Tips and tools for classroom
Prezi
  • Presentation creation tool that uses one large virtual poster, with movement and zoom, for presenting information instead of using a series of slides.
  • Web-based editing platform.
  • Import text, images, sound, videos, and more.
  • Online storage; presentations can be used by others, shared through links, or presented on any computer.
  • Free version provides public presentations and 100 MB storage.
  • Paid version offers additional storage space and private presentations.
  • Mobile application available.

Prezi

Slideshare

SlideShare is a hosting service for professional content including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos. Users can upload files privately or publicly in PowerPoint, Word, PDF, or OpenDocument format. Content can then be viewed on the site itself, on hand held devices or embedded on other sites.

Slideshare

Emaze

Emaze is a growing online presentation software that boasts a remarkable upgrade to the traditional PowerPoint presentation. Its easy-to-use interface lets you choose from a wide array of templates and create awesome visual learning aids, including 3D presentations in minutes, so you can provide your students a better learning experience.

Since it is cloud-based, it also allows you to edit or update your presentations on other handheld or mobile devices on any computer, mobile device, and other devices anywhere online.

Emaze

Google Slide Presentation

Equipped with a Google research tool that you can use if you need to conduct research about your presentation. The search bar has a drop-down menu that lets you specify the type of research or information you are looking for in terms of images, videos, quotations, etc.

Google Slide Presentation

Nearpod

Easy-to-use, interactive Description that can bring the classroom to life.

Teachers can easily create interactive classes using different multimedia contents like images, videos, quizzes, polls, and other activities that are relevant to the lesson.

Teachers can also monitor students in real time and allow distance learning. This means that students from anywhere can join your Nearpod learning sessions.

It's compatible with different platforms and can work on any device.

Nearpod

Tellagami

Tellagami is a free app that you can use to create animated video presentations with a character that resembles you. You can create tutorials and instructional videos to keep things interesting. Even when your students miss your class, they can easily access your videos and it would feel like a face-to-face lecture.

Tellagami

Powtoon

Powtoon is another online presentation software that allows users to create animated videos and presentations to capture students' attention and increase engagement. This undoubtedly helps students avoid unnecessary distractions and to focus on the discussion.

Powtoon

Mindmup

Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks.

Mindmup

Google Documents

You can use Google Documents for more than file sharing and version control. They also make a simple brainstorming tool.

Simply create a new document, share it with the members of your team, and give them permission to edit. Start building a list of ideas as a group. Everyone can either capture their ideas separately and then add them to the document or add them in real time to inspire each other.

Google Documents

Realtime Board

Realtime Board is similarly a collaborative, online whiteboard space utilizing virtual post-it notes. You can start with a blank page or use a template to structure your project. Add files, images, and documents from Google Drive or upload them from your computer to share information. Then you can turn it into a presentation or export it to a PDF.

Realtime Board

Popplet

Popplet allows users to customize the color of each “popple,” aka the bubbles that house ideas. You can also include sketches, images, and links in your popples. It’s easy to edit the size of popples and disconnect and connect them as needed.

Popplet

Google Keep

Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.

Google Keep

Padlet

Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more.

Padlet

Evernote
  • Manage everything from big projects to personal moments.
  • Capture ideas and inspiration in notes, voice, and pictures.
  • Never lose track of your tasks and deadlines.

Evernote

Educreations

Free application for creating and sharing video lessons. Uses an iPad or browser. Students can view public videos without a registration account.

Educreations

Screencast-O-Matic
  • Screen capture recording with no installation.
  • Free version limited to 15 minutes of recording time.
  • Free hosting, or publish screencasts to popular sites and social networks.
  • Export multiple file formats.
  • Free version contains a watermark when published.
  • Editing tools not available in free account.

Screencast-O-Matic

ShowMe
  • Create screen capture lessons on a virtual whiteboard.
  • Screencasts stored on the ShowMe site for free.
  • Privacy settings allow videos to be set as public or personal.
  • Personal videos viewable by direct link.

ShowMe

Screencastify

It’s as easy to use as Screencast-O-Matic, and has many of the same features, but it runs as a Chrome plugin, and saves your recordings to Google Drive. Having said that, it doesn’t just let you record the browser window; you can record your entire desktop and optionally even your webcam (which, like Screencast-O-Matic will appear as a cameo picture-in-picture at the lower right of the video. Screencastify also allows you to annotate over a Tab recording, and has some basic editing features  which you can use in post (if you want to).

Screencastify

Animoto
  • Use photos, video clips, words, and music to create videos.
  • Share videos to popular social media sites, e-mail, and DVD.
  • Built-in video styles.

Animoto

Flickr
  • Videos limited to 90 seconds in length, and 150 MB in file size.
  • Videos can be mapped to a location.
  • Embed in other Web pages or blogs.
  • Requires a Yahoo!* account to get a Flickr account.

Flickr

YouTube

Educational programming on YouTube takes on many shapes, forms, and can enhance the learning experience. Create channels, and groups and teach learners to subscribe to channels that will benefit their learning.

YouTube

Renderforest
  • Unlimited 360p videos
  • Up to 3 minute videos
  • 500 MB storage
  • Limited number of music tracks
  • Watermarks on everything
  • Free logos in PNG

Renderforest

Audacity
  • Free, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
  • Import sound files or use a microphone to record audio.
  • Variety of export file formats.

Audacity

Skype

Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.  Skype in the Classroom is a free community that offers live transformative educational experiences for students including Virtual Field Trips, talks from Guest Speakers, classroom to classroom connections, and live collaboration projects.

Skype

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

Google Hangouts

Twiducate
  • Designed for classrooms.
  • Teacher controls a private network of invited participants.
  • Separate teacher and student log ins.
  • Mobile application available.
  • Can add dates and class bookmarks to the discussion page.
  • Conversations can be archived.
  • Free for educators.

Twiducate

Fakebook
  • Designed to look and function like Facebook.
  • Students create a fictitious profile of a historical person, book character, famous politician, and so forth.
  • Other students can read and comment on posts.
  • Free version has a large advertising column that may be distracting to students.

Fakebook

Twitter
  • An online social networking and microblogging service.
  • Send and receive text-based posts of up to 140 characters.
  • Useful for professional development and networking.
  • Can “protect” messages so only accepted users receive them.
  • Free, but requires registration.

Twitter

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.

Flipgrid

Empatico

Empatico empowers teachers and students to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. We combine live video with activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students ages 7-11.

Connect with other classrooms through video interactions

Empatico

Diigo
  • Combines social bookmarking with Web annotation and group collaboration.
  • Browser add-ons include a bookmark, highlighter, sticky note, and sharing tool.
  • Mobile and desktop applications available.
  • Import bookmarks or export bookmarks to a library.

Diigo

Onetab

OneTab lets you easily export and import your tabs as a list of URLs. You can also create a web page from your list of tabs, so that you can easily share your tabs with other people, other computers, or with your smartphone or tablet.

Onetab

Bibsonomy

BibSonomy helps you to manage your publications and bookmarks, to collaborate with your colleagues and to find new interesting material for your research.

Bibsonomy

Google Keep

Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.

Google Keep

Padlet

Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more.

Padlet

Flipboard

Flipboard is a social magazine, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, that curates content from your own feeds and other places.

Flipboard

Amrita Online Labs
  • Interactive online laboratories developed by CDAC Mumbai and Amrita University. http://amrita.olabs.co.in
  • Students explore, construct, and experiment before coming to a solution; feedback allows students to see results.
  • Each lab contains a list of books, videos, and links that support the experiment.
  • Free, but registration required.

Amrita Online Labs

Gizmos
  • Interactive, inquiry-based simulations for grades 3‒12. www.explorelearning.com
  • Topics in science and math.
  • Simulations supported with teacher guides, vocabulary sheets, student exploration sheets, assessment questions, and learning objectives.
  • Free 30-day trial, requires registration and purchase after trial.
  • Without a subscription or trial registration, simulations limited to 5-minute previews.

Gizmos

NASA Online: Activities and Simulations
  • Science, math, and technology activities and simulations sponsored by NASA.
  • Not open-ended or inquiry-based but can provide useful lesson demonstrations and background information.
  • Free; runs on any device that supports Adobe Flash*.

NASA Online: Activities and Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations
  • Interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. http://phet.colorado.edu
  • Manipulate variables and perform experiments in science and math.
  • Each simulation supported with teaching resources, sample learning goals, and downloadable teaching ideas.
  • Free, registration not required.
  • Runs on any browser, or can be downloaded and shared.

PhET Interactive Simulations

Fatpaint
  • A web-based graphic design software and photo editor.
  • Drawing tools with brush strokes and painting options.
  • Supports text integration and 3-D transformation.
  • Built-in special effects and blend modes.
  • Supports drawing tablets with electronic pen devices.
  • Free; registration optional.
  • Ads; may be inappropriate or distracting.

Fatpaint

Google Drawing

Google Drawings is a free, web-based diagramming software developed by Google. It allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organisational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, and other types of diagrams.

Google Drawing

Sumo Paint
  • Useful tool for creating graphics and illustrations as well as photo editing.
  • Standard photo editing tools, as well as built-in special effects and filters.
  • Shape drawing tools, a variety of brushes and brush styles, and interesting transformation tools for scaling, moving, and rotating objects.
  • Optional registration.
  • Registered accounts include free, online image storage.
  • Registered account holders can see other users’ artwork and photos, some of which may be inappropriate for students.

Sumo Paint

Paint.NET

It's a quick, easy to operate free photo editor that's ideal for small tasks. It has added advanced editing tools like layers, an undo history, a ton of filters, myriad community-created plugins, and a brilliant 3D rotate/zoom function that's handy for recomposing images.

Paint.NET

Anyimage

Create clickable social cards for Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms in seconds linking to any web page of your choice!

Anyimage

Freepik

More than 2 millions free vectors, PSD, photos and free icons. Exclusive freebies and all graphic resources that you need for your projects.

Freepik

StoryboardThat

A storyboard is a graphic organiser in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualising a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

StoryboardThat

Powtoon

Powtoon is another online presentation software that allows users to create animated videos and presentations to capture students' attention and increase engagement. This undoubtedly helps students avoid unnecessary distractions and to focus on the discussion.

Powtoon

Toondoo

Toondoo lets you create comic strips and cartoons easily with just a few clicks, drags and drops. Get started now!

Toondoo

Pixton

Tap into the power of comics to capture your students’ attention and imagination. Over 4,000 backgrounds, 3,000 props, and 700 subject-specific comic templates.

  • Assessment and rubric tools for assessment value.
  • Import photos, graphics, and text, or use the built-in object library.
  • Real-time collaboration tool to create comics with friends.
  • Easy to use, but comics look professional.
  • Private and secure school version.
  • School version includes voice-over recording tools to enhance learning.
  • Free trial for teachers.

Pixton

Voki
  • A free web-based tool that lets users create customized avatars with audio.
  • With Voki Classroom*, use the classroom management system to set up student accounts (e-mail not required) and create lesson pages.
  • Ads in free version; ad-free paid classroom version available.
  • Free version limited to 60-second audio length.
BrainPop

BrainPop has an excellent selection of games to teach a variety of subjects. In addition to the regular BrainPop games, there are also Grades R-3 BrainPop games. In addition, there are often lesson ideas and even quizzes that could serve as useful formative assessments.

BrainPop

Manga High

Math is the focus of Manga High. Here you'll find games that teach in a variety of math arenas, from shapes to algebra. In fact, you can search specifically for those games. If you pick algebra, you can search by learning target. This is a great way to ensure that you are picking a game that really focuses on a skill you need students to learn.

Manga High

Kahoot

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are multiple-choice quizzes that allow user generation and can be accessed via a web browser

Kahoot

Quizizz

Free gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more. Quizizz allows you to conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way for students of all ages.

Quizizz

Quizlet: Learning tools & flashcards

Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games.

Quizlet: Learning tools & flashcards

Poptropica

Poptropica, a virtual world for kids to travel, play games, compete in head-to-head competition, and communicate safely and is targeted for children aged 6 to 15

Poptropica

New Escape

Play the best escape games online! These games might be tricky sometimes, so be prepared. The player must solve some difficult puzzles and use them with objects to find a way out from a different mysterious places. Room escape games are a sub-genre of adventures and puzzles, usually created as a free online game.

New Escape

Jigsaw Planet

Create your own online jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw Planet

Puzzlemaker

Create your own puzzles. Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Choose from the list of options and make your own puzzle online for classroom or home use

Puzzlemaker

Alien Addition
Quizizz

Free gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more. Quizizz allows you to conduct student-paced formative assessments in a fun and engaging way for students of all ages.

Quizizz

IXL learning

IXL is an immersive learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-aligned maths and English content for preschool to grade 12.

IXL learning

Adaptedmind

AdaptedMind was created by graduates of Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard to improve the way children learn. ... A learning experience that identifies the learner’s strengths and weaknesses, and delivers a curriculum and exercises that adapts to these needs. That's adaptive learning.

Adaptedmind

Whooo's Reading

Whooo's Reading is a higher-level thinking alternative to multiple choice. Get your students writing about what they read. Re-associate reading with joy.

Whooo's Reading

Swift
  • Real-Time SMS and Web Polling
  • SMS Texting & Web Polling Made Easy

Swift

StoryboardThat

A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

StoryboardThat

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a powerful community-based social tool for learning. It allows students to post questions and receive answers from their teachers and fellow students. Furthermore, you can post intriguing questions and lesson materials to be reviewed at home.

Google Classroom

Class Dojo

This is a free classroom communication, community building, and behavior management application. Class Dojo enables teachers to not only track behavior and share this with parents, but also assign students tasks which build positive behavioral skills and traits. Students make their own avatars, gain and lose points based on classroom behavior, discuss approaches, and learn other soft skills agreed upon by the teacher and the class.

Class Dojo

Edmodo

Edmodo lets you give a voice to shy or anxious students who would go unheard in traditional classrooms. Students are instantly familiar with Edmodo's interface and can communicate more easily with each other and with you.

Get the productivity features you need like Assignments, Quizzes, and a Gradebook, plus an interface that allows students to communicate with each other–and with you–in a safe, private space.

Edmodo

Blogger

Teachers can use blogs to publish assignments, resources, and keep students and even parents up to date on class events, due dates, and content being covered. ... Students can use blogs to publish their writing and educate others on a particular topic.

Blogger