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A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem

A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?



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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? del.icio.us
  4. Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Diigo
  5. Tool that enables me to capture, visualize, organize and share my bookmarks? SimplyBox
  6. Tool to translate text or a webpage? Google Language Tools
  7. RSS reader? Omea Reader
  8. Online RSS reader? Google Reader
  9. Online Calendar? Google Calendar
  10. Tool to aggregate all my resources, mail, RSS feeds, etc, in one place? Netvibes, iGoogle or Pageflakes 
  11. Platform to incorporate all my favorite tools within one environment? Elgg
  12. Learning Management System (LMS)? Easy, Moodle
  13. Hosted LMS? Here are SEVEN!
  14. Tool to assist me in evaluating and selecting a LMS? EduTools
  15. Learning Activity Management System? LAMS
  16. Collaboration tool? Connect with Ning
  17. Social Networking tool? Tricky one! Facebook
  18. Social Learning Network for education? LearnCentral
  19. Tool to create study groups and manage group projects? GroupTable
  20. Tool to keep track of my schoolwork (assignments)? Soshiku
  21. 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? Second Life
  22. Content Management System (CMS)? Joomla
  23. Tool to create my own website? Google Sites or Webnode
  24. Virtual Classroom? DimDim
  25. Hosted Virtual Classroom? WiZiQ
  26. Tool to broadcast myself to the world? USTREAM
  27. Tool to make calls from my computer? Skype
  28. Videoconferencing chat service? Vawkr
  29. Content authoring tool? How about two? eXe & CourseLab
  30. Alternative to Microsoft Office? OpenOffice
  31. Online suite of office tools? Google Docs or Zoho
  32. Tool that accurately converts my PowerPoint to Flash (including animations)? iSpring Free
  33. Web authoring tool alternative to FrontPage and Dreamweaver? NvU or KompoZer
  34. Personal online notebook? Google Notebook
  35. Blogging tool? WordPress! Why aren't you using WordPress? Good Question!
  36. Blogging tool for educators? Edublogs
  37. Directory of edubloggers from around the world? International Edubloggers Directory
  38. Microblogging tool? Twitter
  39. Microblogging tool for education? Edmodo
  40. Microblogging tool for companies? Yammer
  41. Wiki tool? PBwiki
  42. Encyclopedia, which I can add to or edit? Wikipedia
  43. Community dedicated to collaborative development of free content? WikiEducator
  44. Audio recording tool? Audacity
  45. Tool to record and host my audio recordings online? Odeo Studio
  46. Tool to transform media into collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting? VoiceThread
  47. Tool for storytelling? Here are 50!
  48. Screencasting (recording) tool? Wink
  49. Hosted screencasting tool (more options)? Jing or Flowgram
  50. Mindmapping tool? FreeMind
  51.  Tool to brainstorm and create mindmaps online? Bubbl.us or MindMeister
  52. Easy-to-learn 3D authoring software tool? Google SketchUp
  53. Alternative to 3D Studio Max? Blender
  54. Photo/image editing tool? GIMP or Picasa
  55. Online photo/image editing tool? Splashup
  56. Tool to create cool personalized images? Custom Sign Generator Widgets
  57. Image Resizer? Dosize
  58. Watermarking tool? uMark
  59. Screen Color Picker? ColorSchemer
  60. Tool to highlight text in a webpage? The Awesome Highlighter
  61. Tool to create flowcharts, diagrams, technical drawings? Gliffy
  62. Tool to create comics and cartoons? ToonDoo
  63. Tool to create animations? GoAnimate
  64. Tool to make screenshots from different browsers with one click? Browsershots
  65. Tool to create PDFs from any Windows program? PDFCreator
  66. Tool to convert PDF to Word? PDF2Word Online
  67. Online file conversion tool (e.g. Word >PDF>PowerPoint)? Zamzar
  68. Tool to share my slides? SlideShare, SlideBoom or authorSTREAM  
  69. Tool to share my videos? YouTube or TeacherTube   
  70. Tool to share any type of file with unlimited storage capacity? Internet Archive
  71. Online science research sharing portal? SciVee
  72. Online community to share and discuss instructional teacher videos? TeacherTube
  73. Online community to share, discuss and learn about the uses of educational technology? EdTechTalk
  74. Online community to test my big ideas? Big Think
  75. Tool to download videos from any video sharing site (YouTube, Metacafe, etc.)? ClipNabber
  76. Self-publishing tool (books, papers, articles, etc)? Scribd
  77. Tool to share my pictures? Are you joking! Flickr
  78. Space to upload and share my files? eSnips
  79. File hosting solution that allows me to share files up to 250MB each? FileCrunch
  80. Online quiz tool? ClassMarker
  81. Tool to create interactive quizzes and puzzles? Hot Potatoes
  82. Tool to create web and print-based crossword puzzles? EclipseCrossword
  83. Inquiry-oriented lesson tool? WebQuest
  84. Multimedia flashcard software? MemoryLifter
  85. Online polling tool with a bit of fizzle? Polldaddy
  86. Online survey tool? Click here to choose!
  87. Tool to create Flash games (templates)? ClassTools.net
  88. Investment Simulation Game? Virtual Trader
  89. Interactive 3D business simulator? INNOV8
  90. Game to understand cancer better? Re-Mission
  91. Game to understand the scientific method and 21st Century Skills? River City
  92. Game to understand variable manipulations for urban management? SimCity
  93. Game to understand social studies better? Quest Atlantis
  94. Game to understand world hunger and efforts to alleviate it? WFP Foodforce
  95. Game to learn more vocabulary and help hungry people? Seriously! FreeRice
  96. Range of interactive tools to help me understand maths concepts? Shodor Interactivate
  97. Step-by-step math problem solver? Mathway
  98. Tool to publish my data online and create comparison tables? Tablefy
  99. Tool to create my own search engine tailored to my needs? Google Custom Search Engine
  100. Human-powered search engine? Mahalo
  101. Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces? What! Here is KartOO!
  102. Search engine that groups the results by topic via automated clustering technology? Vivisimo
  103. Science-specific search engine? Scirus
  104. All-in-one research search tool? Schoolr
  105. Tool to help me collect, manage, and cite my research sources? Zotero
  106. Tool that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to my website? Google Analytics
  107. Tool to search, discover, rank and compare different sites around the world? Alexa
  108. Tool to search the full text of books? Google Book Search
  109. Tool to search for scholarly literature? Google Scholar
  110. Tool to search for patents? Google Patent Search
  111. Tool that sends me email updates of the latest relevant Google results (e.g. e-Learning)? Google Alerts
  112. Energy saving search engine? Blackle
  113. Online visual dictionary and thesaurus? Visuwords
  114. World digital library? World Digital Library
  115. Tool to build and distribute my own digital library? Greenstone
  116. Site to find and search across all OpenCourseWare (OCW) courses? OpenCourseWare Consortium
  117. Repository and learning network of Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER Commons
  118. Site to get the latest updates on OER and OCW? OER Blogs
  119. Portal to non-formal OER and training resources? Open Training Platform
  120. Encyclopedia of video tutorials to help me learn any software? Edumax or Wikivid
  121. e-Book to learn more about e-learning 2.0? Learning 2.0 eBook
  122. Site to learn more about rapid e-learning? The Rapid e-Learning Blog
  123. Site to learn more about Online Course Development? Hitchhiker’s Guide to Course Development
  124. Crash course in learning theory? Click here!
  125. Database of Learning Theories? Click here & here!
  126. Tool to help me understand and use learning styles effectively? Learning Styles Online.com
  127. Repository of creative and critical thinking tools? Mycoted to the rescue!
  128. Route to learn more about the 21st century skills? Route 21
  129. Repository of how everything works? HowStuffWorks
  130. Repository of lectures from the world's top scientists? Videolectures.NET
  131. Directory of academic open access repositories? OpenDOAR
  132. Site covering today's top social, political, and tech issues? FORA.tv
  133. Site to improve my learning skills? Study Guides & Strategies
  134. Gaming tool to help me learn ICT? ReviseICT.co.uk
  135. Tool to improve my typing skills? Peter's Online Typing Course
  136. Tool to improve my reading skills? ZAP Reader
  137. Interactive courseware to improve my workplace skills? ALISON
  138. Multimedia site that enhance our understanding of war and its history? Maps-of-War
  139. 3D human anatomy visualization tool? Visible Body
  140. Site to learn languages? Free Language 
  141. Tool to explore the World? Google Earth
  142. Tool to explore the Universe? WorldWide Telescope
  143. Tool to visualize human development? Gapminder
  144. Tool to answer all my questions? Answer.com
  145. Site with talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers? TED is a good starting point!
  146. Article to reveal the secrets of the super-learners? Click here!
  147. Link to the most innovative web 2.0 (and 3.0) lab in the world? Google Labs
  148. Tool to stumble upon and discover great websites, videos, photos, etc. ? StumbleUpon
  149. Daily newsletter that keeps me updated with the latest news on online learning? Stephen's OLDaily
  150. Site dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today? Open Education
  151. Site to update me on the latest free instructional resources for Higher Education? EduResources Weblog & Educational Technology
  152. Site to discover delicious free tools, resources, and sites? ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us Discoveries

Source: http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-learning-tool-for-every-learning.html

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