Tools for learning

Algunas de las mejores y menos utilizadas herramientas disponibles en internet.

  1. Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser?Firefox, Chrome
  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 readerOmea Reader
  10. Online RSS reader?  Netvibes, Webicina, Feedly.
  11. Online Calendar? Google Calendar
  12. Tool to aggregate all my resources, mail, RSS feeds, etc, in one place? Netvibes
    English: A screen shot of Liferea, an RSS read...
    English: A screen shot of Liferea, an RSS reader for Linux systems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    or Pageflakes, Webicina,

  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 SystemLAMS
  19. Collaboration tool? Connect with Ning
  20. Social Networking tool? Tricky one! Facebook, Google+
  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, WordPress
  27. Tool to create my own website? Google Sites or Webnode
  28. Virtual ClassroomWiZiQ
  29. Tool to broadcast myself to the world? USTREAM o livestream
  30. Tool to make calls from my computer? Skype, Oovoo
  31. Videoconferencing chat service? Vawkr
  32. Content authoring tool? How about two? eXe & CourseLab
  33. Alternative to Microsoft Office?  Google docs, libreoffice.
  34. Online suite of office tools? Google Docs or Zoho
  35. Tool that accurately converts my PowerPoint to Flash (including animations)?iSpring Free
  36. Presentation tool to create zooming (and awesome) presentations? Prezi
  37. Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? NvU or KompoZer
  38. Personal online notebook? Google Notebook
  39. Blogging tool? WordPress or blogger.
  40. Blogging tool for educators? Edublogs
  41. Directory of edubloggers from around the world? International Edubloggers Directory
  42. Microblogging tool? Twitter
  43. Twitter client? Hootsuite or Tweetdeck
  44. Microblogging tool for education? Edmodo
  45. Private micro-blogging platform? Yammer
  46. Wiki tool? WikispacesWetpaint or Google Sites
  47. Encyclopedia, which I can add to or edit? Wikipedia
  48. Community dedicated to collaborative development of free content?WikiEducator
  49. Tool to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting? VoiceThread
  50. Tool for storytelling? Here are 50!
  51. Tool for Collaborative Storytelling? Storybird
  52. Screencasting (recording) tool? Wink
  53. Hosted screencasting tool (more options)? ScreenrJing or Flowgram
  54. Mindmapping tool? FreeMind
  55.  Tool to brainstorm and create mindmaps online? or MindMeister
  56. Easy-to-learn 3D authoring software tool? Google SketchUp
  57. Alternative to 3D Studio Max? Blender
  58. tool to make 3D models? Sculptris
  59. Tool to create comics and cartoons? ToonDoo
  60. Tool to create animations? GoAnimate
  61. Revolutionary real-time movie making software? xtranormal
  62. Audio recording tool? Audacity
  63. Tool to broadcast from any phone to the Internet live? ipadio.ivoox
  64. Tool to create my own ‘Internet Talk Radio Show’? Blog Talk Radio
  65. Tool using my real voice to discuss my interests and passions with anyone?Voxopop
  66. Tool to record and host my audio recordings online? Odeo Studio
  67. Tool to convert text to speech? vozMe or iSpeech
  68. Tool for real-time spelling and translation? eType
  69. Tool to create personalized avatars? Voki
  70. Photo/image editing tool? GIMP or Picasa
  71. Tool that turns my photos/video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes? Animoto
  72. Exciting word cloud generator? Wordle
  73. Tool to make an interactive poster? Glogster
  74. Online photo/image editing tool? Splashup
  75. Tool to create cool personalized images? Custom Sign Generator Widgets
  76. Image Resizer? Dosize
  77. Watermarking tool? uMark
  78. Screen Color Picker? ColorSchemer
  79. Tool to highlight text in a webpage? The Awesome Highlighter
  80. Tool to create flowcharts, diagrams, technical drawings? Gliffy
  81. Tool to make screenshots from different browsers with one click?Browsershots
  82. Tool to create PDFs from any Windows program? PDFCreator or using word text in libreoffice.
  83. Tool to convert PDF to Word? PDF2Word Online
  84. Online file conversion tool (e.g. Word >PDF>PowerPoint)? Zamzar
  85. Online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool? Free OCR
  86. QR Code, Semacode and Data Matrix Barcode Generator? QR Code Generator
  87. Tool to share my slides? SlideShareSlideBoom or authorSTREAM
  88. Tool to share my videos? YouTubeTeacherTube, Vimeo,, Mega, VideoBB. , dailymotion.
  89. Tool to share any type of file with unlimited storage capacity? Internet Archive
  90. Online noticeboard? Wallwisher
  91. Online science research sharing portal? SciVee
  92. Online community to share and discuss instructional teacher videos?TeacherTube
  93. Online community to share, discuss and learn about the uses of educational technology? EdTechTalk
  94. Online community to test my big ideas? Big Think
  95. Service for engaging in conversation about news, thoughts and ideas people share? Amplify
  96. Tool to download videos from any video sharing site (YouTube, Metacafe, etc.)?ClipNabber
  97. Self-publishing tool (books, papers, articles, etc)? Scribd or Issuu
  98. Tool to share my pictures? Are you joking! Flickr, Picassa
  99. Space to upload and share my files? eSnips, Rapidshare, , filefactory, badongo. Dropbox, Mega.
  100. File hosting solution to share huge files up? FileCrunch
  101. Tool to sync files online and across computers? Dropbox
  102. Tool for real-time file sharing and collaboration?
  103. Tool to save pages from my computer or phone for later readings? ReadItLater
  104. 3-ring binder for the Web? Livebinders
  105. URL shortener and tracker?
  106. Online quiz tool? ClassMarker
  107. Tool to create interactive quizzes and puzzles? Hot Potatoes
  108. Tool to create quizzes with videos? ESL Video
  109. Tool to create web and print-based crossword puzzles? EclipseCrossword
  110. Inquiry-oriented lesson tool? WebQuest
  111. Multimedia flashcard software? MemoryLifter
  112. Online polling tool with a bit of fizzle? Polldaddy
  113. Online survey tool? Click here to choose!
  114. Tool to track plagiarism? Plagium
  115. Tool to test which sites loads faster in my browser? Which Loads Faster?
  116. Tool to create Flash games (templates)?
  117. Investment Simulation Game? Virtual Trader
  118. Interactive 3D business simulator? INNOV8
  119. Game to understand cancer better? Re-Mission
  120. Game to understand the scientific method and 21st Century Skills? River City
  121. Game to understand variable manipulations for urban management? SimCity
  122. Game to understand social studies better? Quest Atlantis
  123. Game to understand world hunger and efforts to alleviate it? WFP Foodforce
  124. Game to learn more vocabulary and help hungry people? Seriously! FreeRice
  125. List of at least 100 free juicy learning games to spice up my course(s)? Click Here!
  126. Range of interactive tools to help me understand maths concepts? Shodor Interactivate
  127. Step-by-step math problem solver? Mathway
  128. Tool to publish my data online and create comparison tables? Tablefy
  129. Tool to create my own search engine tailored to my needs? Google Custom Search Engine
  130. Personalized search world? Historius
  131. Human-powered search engine? Mahalo
  132. Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces? What! Here is KartOO!
  133. Search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways? Spezify
  134. Search engine that groups the results by topic via automated clustering technology? Vivisimo
  135. Science-specific search engine? Scirus
  136. All-in-one research search tool? Schoolr
  137. Tool to search query and then select a credible resource? SearchCredible
  138. Tool to help me collect, manage, and cite my research sources? Zotero, CiteULike
  139. Tool that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to my website?Google Analytics
  140. Tool to search, discover, rank and compare different sites around the world?Alexa
  141. Tool to search the full text of books? Google Book Search
  142. Tool to search for scholarly literature? Google Scholar
  143. Tool to search for patents? Google Patent Search
  144. Tool that sends me email updates of the latest relevant Google results (e.g. e-Learning)? Google Alerts
  145. Energy saving search engine? Blackle
  146. Online visual dictionary and thesaurus? Visuwords
  147. World digital libraryWorld Digital Library
  148. Tool to build and distribute my own digital library? Greenstone
  149. Site to find and search across all OpenCourseWare (OCW) courses?OpenCourseWare Consortium
  150. Repository and learning network of Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER Commons
  151. Site to get the latest updates on OER and OCW? OER Blogs
  152. Site to get access to thousands of free lectures? Academic EarthiTunes Uor YouTube EDU
  153. Portal to non-formal OER and training resources? Open Training Platform
  154. Encyclopedia of video tutorials to help me learn any software? Edumax orWikivid
  155. Site to practice speaking English while I watch great videos? EnglishCentral
  156. e-Book to learn more about e-learning 2.0? Learning 2.0 eBook
  157. Site to learn more about rapid e-learning? The Rapid e-Learning Blog
  158. Site to learn more about Online Course Development? Hitchhiker’s Guide to Course Development
  159. Crash course in learning theory? Click here!
  160. Database of Learning Theories? Click here & here!
  161. Tool to help me understand and use learning styles effectively? Learning Styles
  162. Repository of creative and critical thinking tools? Mycoted to the rescue!
  163. Route to learn more about the 21st century skills? Route 21
  164. Repository of how everything works? HowStuffWorks
  165. Repository of lectures from the world’s top scientists? Videolectures.NET
  166. Repository of resources and simulation tools to learn more about nanotechnology? The nanoHUB
  167. Directory of academic open access repositories? OpenDOAR
  168. Site covering today’s top social, political, and tech issues?
  169. Site to improve my learning skills? Study Guides & Strategies
  170. Gaming tool to help me learn ICT?
  171. Tool to improve my typing skills? Peter’s Online Typing Course
  172. Tool to improve my reading skills? ZAP Reader
  173. Interactive courseware to improve my workplace skills? ALISON
  174. Multimedia site that enhance our understanding of war and its history? Maps-of-War
  175. 3D human anatomy visualization tool? Visible Body
  176. Site to learn languages? Free Language
  177. Tool to explore the World? Google Earth
  178. Tool to search and zoom maps of any country? Google Maps
  179. Tool to explore the Universe? WorldWide Telescope
  180. Tool to visualize human development? Gapminder
  181. Tool to answer all my questions? Wolfram|AlphaGoogle Squaredor 
  182. Site with talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers? TED is a good starting point!
  183. Article to reveal the secrets of the super-learners? Click here!
  184. Link to the most innovative web 2.0 (and 3.0) lab in the world? Google Labs
  185. Tool to stumble upon and discover great websites, videos, photos, etc. ?StumbleUpon
  186. Daily newsletter that keeps me updated with the latest news on online learning? Stephen’s OLDaily
  187. Site where I can learn more about social media and social learning? Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  188. Site dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today? Open Education
  189. Site to update me on the latest free instructional resources for Higher Education? Educational Technology
  190. Podcast: SoundCloudDropdo
  191. Site to discover delicious free tools, resources, and sites? ZaidLearn’s Discoveries
  192. Podcast: 
  193. Bla, Bla…
In short, for every learning problem (or issue) we have today, there is probably a free tool or site out there that enables us to solve it. If not, I am pretty sure some genius out there is constructing it right now. If no one is doing it, perhaps we can do it.
Another challenge is to integrate all our learning tools efficiently and effectively into our learning spaces. On the positive note, more and more tools are creating integration modules to widely used systems like Moodle and Facebook, so it might not be so difficult after all. Also, with OpenID we can increasingly login to all our favorite websites without much hassle. Single-login to all our learning tools! Now that is something we all can appreciate! Remember one password! Tough one!
If you want to experience my learning adventure as I discover, perhaps you should subscribe to my Learning Adventure! Otherwise, you could always wait a week or two for the updates in this blog. Have fun ‘Socratic Tooling’ to solve your learning problems and issues 🙂

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