Top 100 Tools for Learning | Annual Survey of Learning Tools

Do you want to know more e-learning tools ? This is all what you need. Maybe you can count what you have know or use before. Lets start!

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The list below in case you want to have a quick look.

 

2015 Top Tools

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20 Widgets can be used on iOS 8

Here is my collection of iOS 8 Widgets:

1) Data Widgets (paid)

DataWidget

2) My Data Usage Widget (Free)

My Data Usage Widget

3) Launcher with Notification Center Widget (Free)

Launcher with Notification Center Widget

4) Launcher + : Shortcuts with Notification Center Widget for App, Contacts and Website (Free)

Launcher + - Shortcuts with Notification Center Widget for App, Contacts and Website

5) PCalc Lite – The Best Free Calculator (Free)

PCalc Lite - The Best Free Calculator

6) Pinow (Free)

Pinow

7) Translator Widget (paid)

Translator Widget

8) Wdgts – A Collection of Notification Center & Watch Widgets (Free)

Wdgts - A Collection of Notification Center & Watch Widgets

9) Currenci – Currency Converter with widget (Free)

Currenci - Currency Converter with widget

10) Weather Widgets : Thermometer & NOAA Radar Widget (Free)

Weather Widgets - Thermometer & NOAA Radar Widget

11) Evernote (Free)

evernote

12) Quick Notes – Notes with widget (Free)

Quick Notes - Notes with widget

13) Musixmatch (Free)

Musixmatch

14) Vidgets (Free)

Vidgets

15) SnapStats: Device Stats & Info With Today View Widget (Free)

SnapStats- Device Stats & Info With Today View Widget

16) Countdowns – Widget for counting days left to events (Free)

Countdowns - Widget for counting days left to events

17) Quick Memo Widget (Free)

Quick Memo Widget

18) Cheatsheet — Quick Note Keyboard and Widget (Free)

Cheatsheet — Quick Note Keyboard and Widget

19) iNavigator + Widget (Free)

iNavigator + Widget

20) We Step Widget (Free)

We Step Widget

OneBox – save your attachments into cloud storage automatically

OneBox is a new cloud services. The concept is OneBox connect your email account and your cloud-based storage services. Once  a new email appears in your account, it will automatically save the attachments into your cloud-based storage, like Dropbox.

Sounds good? Yes, I try it and feel really convenient!

See How’s work:

OneBox.io

 

1) Click ” Try it Now!”

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2) Choose the cloud services that you have already signed up.

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3) Get the right to access your “Box”.

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4) Then, connect your email account. You can add more than 1 email account. That is, you can connect more than 1 Gmail account.

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5) Get the right to access

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6) If you want to save your email storage, click this on. OneBox can replace your account’s attachment as link. You can turn off later.

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7) If you stop using OneBox, you can follow the steps below.

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After using OneBox, your attachments directly drop into your cloud storage. That means it’s automatically sync to your desktop! Must try!

 

 

FlipQuiz – Gameshow-style boards

FlipQuiz – it’s a new online services for teachers to create the quiz.

Just having a quick try, it satisfied for me! As Flipquiz is easy to use, sign up then all gets to work!

FlipQuiz-home

 

FlipQuiz - dashboard

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You can simply enter your board’s name. Entering the question and answer, the rest leave it to Flipquiz. All done in a second!

Then you can login in any devices PC/MAC, iPad or Android to start your board and review what you talk with students!

 

The Playground of Mathematics

The Playground of Mathematics – it’s an online service about math exercise. You can choose your language (13 types)  to do the exercises in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

playground math - home After you choose your right languages at the top of website, you can start your exercise.

playground math - typeAlso, you can set the difficulty on different types of math.

playground math - settings

 

After all the settings done, you can do your exercise via keyboard or just through the web!

playground math - math

 

Application for Education

Just a quick try of the web. I really love this web so much. Easy to use and helpful. You can use it right on your desktop or mobile devices. And, it’s free!

Picozu – online Photo editor with layer support

Picozu – it’s a new online image editor which is support layer!

Picozu - home

Picozu - UI

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Application for Education

After a short trial, I feel really awesome about this online service. If you know how to use Photoshop, you should give a try with free.

After you edited your image, you can save as various kinds of image format.  That’s good for teachers and students to handle their stuff.

Flaticon – Free vectors icons

Flaticon – it can download Free vector icons in a second.

flaticon - home

 

It divided into 33 categories for you to choose the icons.

Flaticon - 33 categories

 

All you have to do is choose the right one. You can download as “svg” or “png” Which can use it in illustrator or Photoshop. Or, you can download it both.

Also, you can click “trending icons” to see what icons are in trend. Really convenient for us.

Flaticon - icon

 

Application for Education

This is suitable for students to handle their homework with license  free. Really Great!

 

 

DeskConnect – Transfer your files between Mac and IOS

DeskConnect – it’s a new service to transfer your files, like photos, doc, Websites, to your Mac or iDevices.

The workflow is really simple: 1) installs the app from Mac store on your Mac  2) install the app from App Store.

DeskConnect  - home

 

The advantages of DeskConnect is Free and convenient. No need to upgrade to IOS 7 but has the same functions on AirDrop.

After a short try, I like its speed which is really fast.

Application for Education

Teachers can use this app to transfer the files to students easily. I used this app to share the “Flash” content to my students’ devices and open it from “Puffin” directly!

DictaNote – Dict your voice in Note

DictaNote – It is an online editor to type your text , insert the pictures. But this services not just that simple, it can turn your voice into test function!

DictaNote - home

 

Before you want the system to turn your voice into text. You should change the settings before.

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DictaNote - testing

 

The result is really amazing: fast and accurate!

Check this out! You will love it!

 

Recordmp3 – record online

Recordmp3 is an online service to let you recording mp3 online. After giving permission to use your computer’s mic and a video cam. You can start to record your voice.

Recordmp3 - home

After your recording, you can save it as mp3 or share the link to others. Really simple to use.

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Applications for Education

Now Teachers can record their own voice to instruct student their homework after school. Students can record their conclusion of the report. Really easy to use and useful! No sign up is required.

Evernote Devcup 2013

Evernote Devcup 2013 is for Evernote developer to make use of Evernote API to create great product. This year has 181 products or idea submitted. Last year Evernote devcup 2012 winners are here. Ummm, Everclip is my cup of tea!

EverNote Devcup 2013

Now we move on this year. All project still under progress. Before August 2, 2013, you can vote for your love.

Here I choose some of them. Hope that you also love it.

1) Hop.in (Demo Video)

Hop.in - home

 

2) EleEditor (Demo Video)

EleEditor - home

 

3) PostClip (Demo Video)

postclip - home

 

 

4) Biscuit (Demo Video)

Biscuit - home

 

5) Lightly (Demo Video)

Lightly - home

 

6) Triprint (Demo Video)

Triprint - home

 

7) Funds (Demo Video)

FUNDS - home

 

8) Cilantro.io (Demo Video)

cilantro.io - home

 

9) CloudPod (Demo Video)

Cloudpod - home

 

10) Receiptmate (Demo Video)

Receiptmate - home

 

 

I am not trying to rank above projects. It just a sequence to introduce them. What’s your choice? Leave a comment to share your idea.

 

 

QuestBase – online multi-platform assessment system

QuestBase  provided an online assessment platform. It supports various platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, etc.

Teachers need to sign up an account. It used to create the test and questions through their platform.

QuestBase - home

 

 

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This platform can let you create many types of question: MC/ True & False, Fill-in-the-blank, Essay, etc.

QuestBase - questions type

 

This platform support chinese characters(view only, not support printed version)  and the most important features: Equation!

QuestBase - equation

 

After you key in all the questions, you can output as online test (multi-platform), or print it as traditional test paper.

QuestBase - output

 

Then you can prepare to publish the online test.

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After you finished the online test. You can “double-click” the online test that you prepared. You can find the “pin” cod e for students to join in. Student can go to QuestBase website. Type in the right “Pin” code and start the online test.

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Application for Education

Teachers can be used to create an online test for student for  Free. Easy to use and can output as traditional test paper. Awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

Local Cloud – Your personal Cloud storage on Mac/PC

Local Cloud a new cloud storage concepts powered by Delite studio. The concepts : storage files right on your computer, view and edit on them via mobile devices.

Local Cloud - home

As the screenshot above, you need to install the client program on  your Mac or PC. Both of these are free. Then you need to download your IOS APPS to your iPhone/ iPad which is cost $9.99. I download it on free when they have promotion. You may use “Appshopper” to monitor the sale (web / apps).

After a quick trial, I pretty awesome on their speed. Really fast and smooth. When you view the files through “local Cloud” via your idevices. Local Cloud need to download it first (of course both computer and idevices using the same WiFi network). Then you can view or using other third-party apps to view it. Some of you may concern “Can it use multi-devices at the same time?”, the answer is yes! It suit for classroom use!

Here  is the intro video about Local Cloud:

Application for Education

Local Cloud suitable for classroom (be careful the classroom’s computer ip, static ip is advised). Teachers can save the files/ video on the shared folder of Local Cloud on the PC. Students can use/ download it by themselves. Safe, fast and convenient  ! Offical FAQ is here.

Sketchlot – create & share sketches

Sketchlot – A new web 2.0 services that you can create , share your sketch to others. But this tool is specially designed for educational use. It can also support share student’s sketch to peer (all  or selected) or teachers!

The flow is : teacher needs to sign up account, add students account (just need name and password).

Then, teacher can create his/her sketchlot first, then pass share and choose the selected student to share. After it, students will received the teacher’s sketch or student can create their own piece and share to peer.

All flow can be done within the browser. Really good for school in teaching!

Sketchlot - home

1) Create teacher’s account, remember need to create a “class code” with letter and number.

sketchlot - Tsignup

 

2) Then you will see a control panel. Now, you should create student list.

sketchlot - panel

3) Student account password can be same on saving. But I did not recommend the same password as you can’t access it except the first student.

sketchlot - password

 

 

4) Create your own sketch , then press share sketch button.

sketchlot - save

5) Student can use browser to login into sketchlot website (using class code you assigned and students password). If students share their own sketch to you. You will see them on the control panel( refresh the browser in case no can’t see anything).

sketchlot - login

Sketchlot - sharing

 

Application for Education

Teachers can use them inside the classroom. I just found that you can use it on “Nearpod” share function. It works well.

 

 

Google Street View Collection

Google starts street view for a long time. Most of the people know that it can view the “street” via google map. The Google team tries to explore more. Thus, they create “Art Project”. It  lets student can walk through famous museums just a second – using first-sight and indoor street view function.

Now, Street view has many collections: World Wonders, Amazon, Ocean, World Landmarks, etc. If you type “Google street view collection” on different country google search engine, it will have different results. Here is some of this:

1) International (probably US) / Japan (probably same as International version)

2) Hong Kong / Taiwan

3) China

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ABCya Animate – Create GIF online

ABCya! Animate  – It’s powered by ABCya.com. They launched an online animation engine to create GIF easily.

All you have is : a browser with Flash support (sorry for iPad, except Puffin browser).

ABCya  Animation - home

ABCya  Animation - UI

 

The UI is wonderful. Really attractive to students. You can draw with pen, type your text, paste with stickers. Also, you can copy the pervious frame to create your GIF. All functions in one UI with easy control.

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After that, you can save it as GIF. Here is my examples:

ABCya  Animation - gif

 

Application for Education

No sign up with easy tools to create your own GIF. Great for students to explore their creativity!