Recommended Tool:
  • SlideShare
    Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. Also, you can upload (or link) audio files and create a slidecast (e.g. Creativity & ZaidLearn), whereby the slides and narration is synchronized.

Other useful options include:


My Favorite (not necessarily the best option):

Salman Khan Uses...


3 sizzling authoring tools to explore:


 Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.

Let's explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue!

I want a FREE:
  1. Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Firefox
  2. e-Mail system? Gmail
  3. Social bookmarking tool?
  4. Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Diigo
  5. Social curation community? Pearltrees
  6. Tool that enables me to capture, visualize, organize and share my bookmarks? SimplyBox
  7. Tool to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform? Evernote
  8. Tool to translate text or a webpage? Google Language Tools
  9. RSS reader? Omea Reader
  10. Online RSS reader? Google Reader
  11. Online Calendar? Google Calendar
  12. Tool to aggregate all my resources, mail, RSS feeds, etc, in one place? Netvibes, iGoogle or Pageflakes
  13. Platform to incorporate all my favorite tools within one environment? Elgg
  14. fully featured electronic portfolio tool? Mahara
  15. Learning Management System (LMS)? Easy, Moodle
  16. Hosted LMS? Click Here!
  17. Tool to assist me in evaluating and selecting a LMS? EduTools
  18. Learning Activity Management System? LAMS
  19. Collaboration tool? Connect with Ning
  20. Social Networking tool? Tricky one! Facebook
  21. Social Learning Network for education? LearnCentral
  22. Professional social network? LinkedIn
  23. Tool to create study groups and manage group projects? GroupTable
  24. Tool to keep track of my schoolwork (assignments)? Soshiku
  25. 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? Second Life
  26. Content Management System (CMS)? Joomla
  27. Tool to create my own website? Google Sites or Webnode
  28. Virtual Classroom? DimDim
  29. Hosted Virtual Classroom? WiZiQ
  30. Tool to broadcast myself to the world? USTREAM
  31. Tool to make calls from my computer? Skype
  32. Videoconferencing chat service? Vawkr
  33. Content authoring tool? How about two? eXe & CourseLab
  34. Alternative to Microsoft Office? OpenOffice
  35. Online suite of office tools? Google Docs or Zoho
  36. Tool that accurately converts my PowerPoint to Flash (including animations)? iSpring Free
  37. Presentation tool to create zooming (and awesome) presentations? Prezi
  38. Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? NvU or KompoZer
  39. Personal online notebook? Google Notebook
  40. Blogging tool? WordPress! Why aren't you using WordPress? Good Question!
  41. Blogging tool for educators? Edublogs
  42. Directory of edubloggers from around the world? International Edubloggers Directory
  43. Microblogging tool? Twitter
  44. Twitter client? Hootsuite or Tweetdeck
  45. Microblogging tool for education? Edmodo
  46. Private micro-blogging platform? Yammer
  47. Wiki tool? Wikispaces, Wetpaint or Google Sites
  48. Encyclopedia, which I can add to or edit? Wikipedia
  49. Community dedicated to collaborative development of free content? WikiEducator
  50. Tool to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting? VoiceThread
  51. Tool for storytelling? Here are 50!
  52. Tool for Collaborative Storytelling? Storybird
  53. Screencasting (recording) tool? Wink
  54. Hosted screencasting tool (more options)? Screenr, Jing or Flowgram
  55. Mindmapping tool? FreeMind
  56. Tool to brainstorm and create mindmaps online? or MindMeister
  57. Easy-to-learn 3D authoring software tool? Google SketchUp
  58. Alternative to 3D Studio Max? Blender
  59. tool to make 3D models? Sculptris
  60. Tool to create comics and cartoons? ToonDoo
  61. Tool to create animations? GoAnimate
  62. Revolutionary real-time movie making software? xtranormal
  63. Audio recording tool? Audacity
  64. Tool to broadcast from any phone to the Internet live? ipadio
  65. Tool to create my own 'Internet Talk Radio Show'? Blog Talk Radio
  66. Tool using my real voice to discuss my interests and passions with anyone? Voxopop
  67. Tool to record and host my audio recordings online? Odeo Studio
  68. Tool to convert text to speech? vozMe or iSpeech
  69. Tool for real-time spelling and translation? eType
  70. Tool to create personalized avatars? Voki
  71. Photo/image editing tool? GIMP or Picasa
  72. Tool that turns my photos/video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes? Animoto
  73. Exciting word cloud generator? Wordle
  74. Tool to make an interactive poster? Glogster
  75. Online photo/image editing tool? Splashup
  76. Tool to create cool personalized images? Custom Sign Generator Widgets
  77. Image Resizer? Dosize
  78. Watermarking tool? uMark
  79. Screen Color Picker? ColorSchemer
  80. Tool to highlight text in a webpage? The Awesome Highlighter
  81. Tool to create flowcharts, diagrams, technical drawings? Gliffy
  82. Tool to make screenshots from different browsers with one click? Browsershots
  83. Tool to create PDFs from any Windows program? PDFCreator
  84. Tool to convert PDF to Word? PDF2Word Online
  85. Online file conversion tool (e.g. Word >PDF>PowerPoint)? Zamzar
  86. Online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool? Free OCR
  87. QR Code, Semacode and Data Matrix Barcode Generator? QR Code Generator
  88. Tool to share my slides? SlideShare, SlideBoom or authorSTREAM
  89. Tool to share my videos? YouTube, TeacherTube or Vimeo
  90. Tool to share any type of file with unlimited storage capacity? Internet Archive
  91. Online noticeboard? Wallwisher
  92. Online science research sharing portal? SciVee
  93. Online community to share and discuss instructional teacher videos? TeacherTube
  94. Online community to share, discuss and learn about the uses of educational technology? EdTechTalk
  95. Online community to test my big ideas? Big Think
  96. Service for engaging in conversation about news, thoughts and ideas people share? Amplify
  97. Tool to download videos from any video sharing site (YouTube, Metacafe, etc.)? ClipNabber
  98. Self-publishing tool (books, papers, articles, etc)? Scribd or Issuu
  99. Tool to share my pictures? Are you joking! Flickr
  100. Space to upload and share my files? eSnips
  101. File hosting solution to share huge files up? FileCrunch
  102. Tool to sync files online and across computers? Dropbox
  103. Tool for real-time file sharing and collaboration?
  104. Tool to save pages from my computer or phone for later readings? ReadItLater
  105. 3-ring binder for the Web? Livebinders
  106. URL shortener and tracker?
  107. Online quiz tool? ClassMarker
  108. Tool to create interactive quizzes and puzzles? Hot Potatoes
  109. Tool to create quizzes with videos? ESL Video
  110. Tool to create web and print-based crossword puzzles? EclipseCrossword
  111. Inquiry-oriented lesson tool? WebQuest
  112. Multimedia flashcard software? MemoryLifter
  113. Online polling tool with a bit of fizzle? Polldaddy
  114. Online survey tool? Click here to choose!
  115. Tool to track plagiarism? Plagium
  116. Tool to test which sites loads faster in my browser? Which Loads Faster?
  117. Tool to create Flash games (templates)?
  118. Investment Simulation Game? Virtual Trader
  119. Interactive 3D business simulator? INNOV8
  120. Game to understand cancer better? Re-Mission
  121. Game to understand the scientific method and 21st Century Skills? River City
  122. Game to understand variable manipulations for urban management? SimCity
  123. Game to understand social studies better? Quest Atlantis
  124. Game to understand world hunger and efforts to alleviate it? WFP Foodforce
  125. Game to learn more vocabulary and help hungry people? Seriously! FreeRice
  126. List of at least 100 free juicy learning games to spice up my course(s)? Click Here!
  127. Range of interactive tools to help me understand maths concepts? Shodor Interactivate
  128. Step-by-step math problem solver? Mathway
  129. Tool to publish my data online and create comparison tables? Tablefy
  130. Tool to create my own search engine tailored to my needs? Google Custom Search Engine
  131. Personalized search world? Historius
  132. Human-powered search engine? Mahalo
  133. Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces? What! Here is KartOO!
  134. Search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways? Spezify
  135. Search engine that groups the results by topic via automated clustering technology? Vivisimo
  136. Science-specific search engine? Scirus
  137. All-in-one research search tool? Schoolr
  138. Tool to search query and then select a credible resource? SearchCredible
  139. Tool to help me collect, manage, and cite my research sources? Zotero
  140. Tool that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to my website? Google Analytics
  141. Tool to search, discover, rank and compare different sites around the world? Alexa
  142. Tool to search the full text of books? Google Book Search
  143. Tool to search for scholarly literature? Google Scholar
  144. Tool to search for patents? Google Patent Search
  145. Tool that sends me email updates of the latest relevant Google results (e.g. e-Learning)? Google Alerts
  146. Energy saving search engine? Blackle
  147. Online visual dictionary and thesaurus? Visuwords
  148. World digital library? World Digital Library
  149. Tool to build and distribute my own digital library? Greenstone
  150. Site to find and search across all OpenCourseWare (OCW) courses? OpenCourseWare Consortium
  151. Repository and learning network of Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER Commons
  152. Site to get the latest updates on OER and OCW? OER Blogs
  153. Site to get access to thousands of free lectures? Academic Earth, iTunes U or YouTube EDU
  154. Portal to non-formal OER and training resources? Open Training Platform
  155. Encyclopedia of video tutorials to help me learn any software? Edumax or Wikivid
  156. Site to practice speaking English while I watch great videos? EnglishCentral
  157. e-Book to learn more about e-learning 2.0? Learning 2.0 eBook
  158. Site to learn more about rapid e-learning? The Rapid e-Learning Blog
  159. Site to learn more about Online Course Development? Hitchhiker’s Guide to Course Development
  160. Crash course in learning theory? Click here!
  161. Database of Learning Theories? Click here & here!
  162. Tool to help me understand and use learning styles effectively? Learning Styles
  163. Repository of creative and critical thinking tools? Mycoted to the rescue!
  164. Route to learn more about the 21st century skills? Route 21
  165. Repository of how everything works? HowStuffWorks
  166. Repository of lectures from the world's top scientists? Videolectures.NET
  167. Repository of resources and simulation tools to learn more about nanotechnology? The nanoHUB
  168. Directory of academic open access repositories? OpenDOAR
  169. Site covering today's top social, political, and tech issues?
  170. Site to improve my learning skills? Study Guides & Strategies
  171. Gaming tool to help me learn ICT?
  172. Tool to improve my typing skills? Peter's Online Typing Course
  173. Tool to improve my reading skills? ZAP Reader
  174. Interactive courseware to improve my workplace skills? ALISON
  175. Multimedia site that enhance our understanding of war and its history? Maps-of-War
  176. 3D human anatomy visualization tool? Visible Body
  177. Site to learn languages? Free Language
  178. Tool to explore the World? Google Earth
  179. Tool to search and zoom maps of any country? Google Maps
  180. Tool to explore the Universe? WorldWide Telescope
  181. Tool to visualize human development? Gapminder
  182. Tool to answer all my questions? Wolfram|Alpha, Google Squared or
  183. Site with talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers? TED is a good starting point!
  184. Article to reveal the secrets of the super-learners? Click here!
  185. Link to the most innovative web 2.0 (and 3.0) lab in the world? Google Labs
  186. Tool to stumble upon and discover great websites, videos, photos, etc. ? StumbleUpon
  187. Daily newsletter that keeps me updated with the latest news on online learning? Stephen's OLDaily
  188. Site where I can learn more about social media and social learning? Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  189. Site dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today? Open Education
  190. Site to update me on the latest free instructional resources for Higher Education? Educational Technology
  191. Site to discover delicious free tools, resources, and sites? ZaidLearn's Discoveries
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