Generated from the Top 200 Tools for Learning, these are the tools selected by contributions as valuable and useful within education (that is primary and secondary (K12 ) education, colleges and universities, as well as adult education, Click on the tool name for more information about how it is used. The number in brackets shows its place on the Top 200 list. Some observations beneath the list.
- Although some commercial e-learning tools (Camtasia, Articulate, Captivate, easygenerator, Udutu) appear on the list, there is also the use of open source tools (eXe) and innovative new content development tools (Office Mix, Sway) and animated explainers (Powtoon, Explain Everything, GoAnimate, Moovly, Explaindio)
- Interactive video tools are very popular (TED Ed, edPuzzle, Thinglink, PlayPosit)
- A range of course management systems are in use (Moodle, Canvas, Google Classroom, Edmodo, Blackboard, Sakai, Schoology, ILIAS) as well as portfolio platforms (Mahara, Pathbrite)
- Google Apps for Education (GAFE) ranked very highly as did all the Google products (including Google Classroom)
- OneNote is of more value in education (than Evernote) due to its Classroom mode
- There is increasing use of classroom response tools (Kahoot, Socrative, Poll Everywhere, Nearpod, TodaysMeet, Zeetings)
- Education making good use of free website tools (Weebly, Wix, Google Sites)
- Also a number of other education-specific tools on the list (eg Quizlet, Turnitin, Grammarly, Remind, Showbie)
There is more interest in the use social networks within education than workplace learning, and indeed much more use of free online social tools than commercial tools.
The primary smart device of choice in education is the iPad.