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Norwood Elementary School Library: Multimedia Tools

TOP 100 TOOLS FOR LEARNING: listed by category

BEST OF BREED 2015

online-942408_1280Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 classified in 30 categories under 4 main headings

A – Instructional tools
B – Content tools
C – Social tools
D – Personal tools

The (number) is the position of the tool on the list.

http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/best-of-breed/

(If you’d like to find out even more about these tools, then the 2015 Guidebook will be available shortly)


A – INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS

1 – MOOC platforms

Khan Academy (33)  |  Coursera (44)  |  iTunesU (75)  |  Udemy (87)  |  edX (99)

2 – Course management/course networking platforms

Moodle (15)  |  Canvas (37)  |  Edmodo (39)  |  Schoology (61)  |  Blackboard Learn (95)

3 – Course authoring tools

Articulate Storyline (26)  |  Camtasia (31)  | Adobe Captivate (38)  |  iSpring Suite (41)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Udutu (53)  |
Sway (70)  |  Easygenerator (90)  | Lectora Inspire (91)  |  SoftChalk (98)

4 – Quizzing, survey and data collection tools

Google Forms (4)  | SurveyMonkey (64)  |  Quizlet (69)


B – CONTENT TOOLS

5 – Presentation tools

Google Slides (4)  |  PowerPoint (5)  |  Prezi (11)  |  Slideshare (20)  |  Keynote (55)  |  Haiku Deck (92)

6 – Animation tools

PowToon (19)  |  Explain Everything (47)  |  Videoscribe (48)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  GoAnimate (63)

7 – Video hosting and editing tools

YouTube (2)  |  TED Talks & TED Ed (35)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Vimeo (71)  |  iMovie (76)  |  MovieMaker (78)  |
EDpuzzle (85)

8 – Screencasting tools

Snagit (24)  |  Screencast-o-matic (27)  |   Camtasia (31)  |  Adobe Captivate (38)  |  Jing (57)

9 – Screencapture tools

Snagit (24)  |  Jing (57)

10 – Graphics/infographics tools

Canva (81)  | Piktochart (93)

11 – Photo/imaging tools

Adobe Photoshop (58)  | Instagram (73)  |  ThingLink (89)

12 – Audio tools

Audacity (25)

13 – Documentation tools

Google Docs (4) |  Word (30)  |  Adobe Acrobat DC (94)  |  Wordle (96)

14 – Spreadsheeting tools

Google Sheets (4)  |  Excel (56)


C – SOCIAL TOOLS

15 – Webinar/meeting tools

Skype (9)  |  Google Hangouts (23)  |  Adobe Connect (34)  |  WebEx (72)  |  Blackboard Collaborate (77)

16 – Live event interaction tools

Kahoot (17)  |  Socrative (32)  |  Nearpod (50)  |  Poll Everywhere (79)  |  TodaysMeet (88)  |  Mentimeter (97)

17 – Collaboration and team tools

Google Docs/Drive (4)  |  Padlet (29)  |  Trello (82)  |  Slack (83)

18 – File sharing platforms

Google Drive (4)  |  Dropbox (6)

19 – Blogging and website tools

WordPress (8)  |  Blogger (18)  |  Google Sites (68)

20 – Public social networks

Twitter (1)  |  Facebook (7)  |  LinkedIn (14)  |  Google+ (40)

21 – Enterprise social platforms

Yammer (28)  |  SharePoint (45)  |  Google Apps (59)


D – PERSONAL TOOLS

22 – Search and research tools

Google Search (3)  |  Wikipedia (12)  |  Google Scholar (43)

23 – Email clients

Gmail (52)  |  Outlook (62)

24 – Messaging tools

Skype (9)  |  WhatsApp (21)

25 – Social bookmarking and curation tools

Pinterest (13)  |  Diigo (42) |  Scoopit {60)  |  Flipboard (86)  |  Delicious (100)

26 – Note-taking tools

Evernote (10)  |  OneNote (46)  |  Notability (67)

27 – Web browsers

Google Chrome (22)  |  Firefox (74)

28 – Personal readers, players and dashboards

Feedly (36)  | Kindle & Reader App (65)  |iTunes (75)  |  Tweetdeck (80)

29 – Other personal productivity tools

Pocket (49)  |  Google Translate (54)  |  Google Maps (56)  |  IFTTT (84)

30 – Devices & Apps

iPad & Apps (18)  |  Kindle & Reader App (65)

100 Top Cool Multimedia Tools: October 2013

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

(ranked in order of popularity: from Jane Hart)

Ranking

Tool

Change
  since 2012

1

Twitter

Social network and micro-blogging site

same

2

Google   Drive/Docs

Office suite & file storage service

up 1

3

YouTube

Video-sharing site

down 1

4

Google   Search

Web search engine

same

5

PowerPoint

Presentation software

up 3

6

Evernote

Productivity tool

up 6

7

Dropbox

File storage and synchoronization service

down 1

8

WordPress

Blogging/website tool

down 3

9

Facebook

Social network

same

10

Google+ /   Hangouts

Social networking/video meetings

up 7

11

Moodle

Course management system

same

12

LinkedIn

Professional social network

up 11

13

Skype

Text and voice chat tool

down 6

14

Wikipedia

Collaborative encyclopaedia

down 4

15

Prezi

Presentation creation and hosting service

down 1

16

Slideshare

Presentation hosting service

down 3

17

Word

Word processing software

up 2

18

Blogger/Blogspot

Blogging tool

down 3

19

Feedly

RSS reader/aggregator

NEW

20

Yammer

Enterprise social network

same

21

Diigo

Social bookmarking/ annotation tool

down 3

22

Pinterest

Pinning tool

up 14

23

Scoopit

Curation tool

up 1

24

Articulate

E-learning authoring software

up 13

25

TED   Talks/Ed

Inspirational tools/lessons

same

26

Google   Chrome

Web browser and apps

up 9

27

Jing

Screen capture and screencasting tool

down 1

28

Camtasia

Screencasting tool

same

29

Edmodo

Educational social networking platform

down 7

30

Adobe   Connect

Web conferencing software

up 2

31

Snagit

Screen capture software

up 11

32

Gmail

Web mail

down 5

33

Audacity

Audio recorder/editing tool

down 4

34

iPad and   apps

Apple tablet and apps

same

35

Google   Scholar

Search engine for scholarly works

up 17

36

Flipboard

Social magazine for iPad

up 25

37

Adobe   Captivate

Simulation authoring software

up 6

38

Coursera

MOOC platform

NEW

39

Outlook

Email client

up 10

40

Voicethread

Digital storytelling platform

down 9

41

Khan   Academy

Video learning platform

up 15

42

Adobe   Photoshop

Photo editing software

up 11

43

Skydrive

File storage and synchronization

up 55

44

WebEx

Web conferencing software

up 9

45

Screenr

Screencasting tool

up 19

46

iSpring

E-Learning authoring tools

NEW

47

Hootsuite

Social media dashboard

down 6

48

GoToMeeting/Training

Web meeting and conferencing tools

BACK

49

Pocket

Read it later software

up 27

50

Udutu

Collaborative course authoring

up 17

51

Symbaloo

Visual bookmarking dashboard

up 29

52

Flickr

Photo sharing site

up 8

53

Keynote

Presentation software

up 40

54

Excel

Spreadsheet software

up 27

55

SurveyMonkey

Survey software

down 4

56

Quizlet

Flashcards & study games

up 2

57

Padlet   (prev Wallwisher)

Online noticeboard

up 15

58

Storify

Curate stories using social media

BACK

59

SharePoint

Enterprise collaboration platform

down 14

60

Delicious

Social bookmarking tool

down 12

61

iTunes   & iTunesU

Digital media player & course distribution platform

down 14

62

Etherpad

Online editor for collaborative writing

BACK

63

Tweetdeck

Twitter dashboard

down 23

64

Glogster   EDU

Interactive poster tool

down 43

65

Tumblr

Blogging platform

up 31

66

Blackboard   Collaborate

Web conferencing software

down 16

67

eFront

Course/learning management system

up 19

68

iMovie

Video creation software

up 32

69

OneNote

Note taking software

up 2

70

Google Maps

Interactive maps

down 32

71

Google Apps

Branded Google Apps for Bus & Edu

down 16

72

Socrative

Student response system

NEW

73

Wordle

Word cloud generator

up 6

74

PB Works

Wiki/collaboration software

up 14

75

Poll   Everywhere

Audience poling software

same

76

Popplet

Online noticeboard

up 23

77

Google Translate

Online language translator

down 20

78

Kindle   & Kindle App

E-Book reader device & app

down 8

79

Doodle

Event scheduling tool

up 13

80

Wikispaces

Wiki hosting platform

down 50

81

Animoto

Video creation software

down 42

82

Livebinders

Digital organiser

down 38

83

Voki

Create speaking avatars

up 1

84

Zite

Social magazine for mobile devices

down 11

85

Todays Meet

Private backchannel service

NEW

86

WhatsApp

Personal real-time messaging app

NEW

87

Trello

Productivity tool

NEW

88

Blackboard   Learn

Course management system

up 7

89

Vimeo

Video sharing site

down 11

90

eLearningArt

eLearning images and templates

NEW

91

ProProfs Quiz Maker

Online quiz maker

NEW

92

Mindjet   (Mindmanager)

Mindmapping softwre

down 23

93

Google   Sites

Web/wiki hosting platform

down 60

94

Pearltrees

Visual curation tool

NEW

95

Android   tables/phones & apps

down 1

96

Ning

Private social network hosting platform

down 33

97

Firefox

Web browser and add-ons

down 32

98

OpenOffice

Office software

down 11

99
 

Learnist

Pinning tool for learning

down 10

100

Paper.li

Curation tool

down 18

See more at: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/#sthash.c0jq4wmO.dpuf

 

 

Multimedia Tools for Presentation

Popular Multimedia Presentation tools (for Junior High Students)

Google Drive Presentation (like Powerpoint) -- Slide show

Powerpoint -- Slide show

Prezi - Presentation creation

Slideshare -- Slide show presentation

Voicethread -- Digital storytelling

Wordle -- Word Cloud Generator

Animoto -- Video Creation Software

Voki -- Create Speaking Avatars

100 Top Cool Multimedia sites: 2015

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 

(ranked in order of popularity: from Jane Hart)

 

2015 Top Tools