Tools Online Tools for the Online Learner

Online tools to help students be successful online

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  1. Carolyn
    We have put together a collection of carefully selected online tools which will help anyone learning in an online environment.

    Google Drive
    Google Drive is a cloud storage service which allows you to upload and store all of your files online. You can then share these files with others and access them from any computer, smartphone, or tablet, which makes it an ideal resource for online learners, either for safe storage, or for collaboration with peers, or both!
    Bookmarking Tools
    Bookmarking tools allow students to save and organise online content for later reference, sharing and collaborating. There are many online bookmark platforms so we have selected 6 of the best for you to try out:

    Educlipper
    This free tool allows teachers and students to design and curate a digital portfolio of websites, documents, images, and videos.

    Diigo
    Diigo allows you to save and tag your online resources as well as annotate web pages and PDF's directly as you browse online. Users can organize links, references and personal input to create a structured research base, and share your research with friends and classmates.

    Instapaper
    With Instapaper, you can save, read, and manage the things you find on the Internet with one click. It allows you to highlight and comment on text in any article so you can easily store it, retrieve it, quote it and share it. Instapaper also syncs the articles and videos you save on all your devices - iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle.

    Pocket
    Pocket is a service that makes it easy to discover content that’s personalized to your interests, and save this content directly from your browser and from other web applications – on any device.

    Evernote Web Clipper
    Evernote's Web Clipper tool allows you to save any page into a notebook within your Evernote account and tag it accordingly. As the name suggests, you can also clip sections of content, highlight and annotate important parts and send it directly from Web Clipper.

    Trello
    With Trello, you can build boards, lists, and cards enabling you to organize and prioritize your projects.

    Learning Tools
    There are many online tools that are designed to help students with their learning and revision. Here, we have collected some of the most popular:

    GoConqr
    GoConqr is a social learning platform that combines the benefits of powerful learning tools with the support of an active community. GoConqr's mission is to empower educators and learners to reach their full potential through the creation and sharing of digital learning content.

    Quizlet
    Quizlet helps students practise and master whatever they're learning by making it simple for students and teachers to create and share online learning materials. Students can make flashcards, practice spelling, play learning games, test their knowledge, collaborate with other students and more.

    StudyBlue
    StudyBlue is a crowdsourced study library made up of flashcards, notes and study guides contributed by other students. You can make and share study materials, search for recommended study content from classmates, track progress, set reminders, and create custom quizzes.

    StudyStack
    StudyStack is another community based learning platform where teachers and students share flashcards to help with memorizing information. For each set of flashcards entered, the StudyStack website generates over a dozen ways for users to study the information they need to learn.

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