Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Tools

Links to tools

‎This page contains a number of useful links to the Web 2.0 tools and social media tools that can be ‎used in teaching, presentations, collaboration and communication activities.‎

1.Common Craft

Common Craft is a small company building a library of ‎educational videos that can be licensed for use in classrooms, on Learning Management Systems, ‎Intranets and on websites. The Common Craft website contains short and simple ‎‎videos in plain English that explain social media and web 2.0 tools ‎in an interesting way.‎ 3 is the leading open-source office software suite ‎for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in ‎many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all the data in an international open ‎standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It ‎can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. This is an interesting tool ‎for a wide variety of usage in education.‎

3.Kathy Schrock guide page

The Kathy Schrock guide page ‎contains an extensive list of Web 2.0 tools with brief descriptions of use. Her Diigo list of Web 2.0 ‎tools is also very useful to know and ‎understand hundreds of free and easy to use tools.‎

4.Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT)

C4LPT is one of the most visited learning sites on social ‎media and technology. It contains a number of free resources on social media tools for ‎working and learning. The Directory Of Learning Tools has over 2,000 Tools For Learning - for schools, ‎colleges, universities and the workplace. The Top 100 tools for learning provides descriptions of the ‎tools and ranks them based on voting by professionals.

5. Cool Tools for Schools

Cool Tools for Schools is an excellent wiki ‎page that has information on interesting Web 2.0 tools that can be used for various class room ‎activities. It gives a list of tools for each category such as presentation, collaboration, research, ‎videos, slide shows, music, maps, graphs etc,.‎