When people think about digital education (or technology-enhanced learning – TEL) they often think of new bits of software, a website service, or a mobile app. However, these are just the tools to enable some interesting delivery, collaboration or assessment methods. We like to think about the underlying pedagogies, but sometimes it is right to bring the two things we love most in the world: ed-tech and lists.

In this post, you will find most of the cool apps and tools that may help your learning and teaching. We will provide links to their websites or app store pages. In time, we will look in more detail at some of these, and will keep this list updated as technology moves on.

Bold text indicates university-supported technology

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Animoto

Video creation

Articulate

Learning object creation

Audacity

Sound recording and editing

Aurasma

Augmented Reality

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Basecamp

Planning and project management

Blackboard

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

BigBlueButton

Open source web conferencing system

Blendspace

Session planning tool

Blogger

Blog service

BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

Shared off-air recording and media archive service

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Call for Participants

Participants for research

Camtasia Studio

Screencasting tool

Captivate (Adobe)

eLearning authoring tool

Collaborate

Webinar software

Cousera

MOOC Provider

Creative Commons

Free and open licensing system

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Delicious

Social Bookmarking

Diigo

Social bookmarking

Dropbox

Cloud storage and syncing

Duolingo

Language learning tool

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Edmodo

Student-teacher collboration/communication tool

eduCanon

Lesson planning tool

Evernote

Note taking, planning and organisation

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Facebook

Social network

Feedly

Personal newsfeed and content aggregator

Flickr

Photo sharing

Flipboard

Personalised magazine content

Flipped classroom

Not a tool, more an idea

Fuse (Techsmith)

Mobile video creation and uploading

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Gamification An idea

Google Cardboard

Augmented reality

Google Classroom

Assignment creation, organisation and feedback

Google Docs

Cloud-based word processor

Google Drive

Cloud storage and productivity

Google Forms

Cloud-based forms

Google Goggles

Image recognition app

Google Hangouts

Video, audio and text communication

Google Keep

To do list

Google Sheets

Cloud-based spreadsheets

Google Slides

Cloud-based presentations

Google Snapseed

Image editing tool

Google Translate

Translation tool

Google+

Social network

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Haiku Deck

Cloud presentations

HootSuite

Social media management

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IFTTT (if this then that)

Process automation

iMovie

Video creation and editing

Instapaper

Save content to view later

iSpring

eLearning software

iTunes U

Online courses

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JORUM

OER Repository

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Keynote

Apple’s presentation software

Khan Academy

Learning resources

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Learning Analytics

Using educational data to improve learning performance

Lecture Capture

Recording audio or video lecture content

LinkedIn

Social network

Lino.it

Photo and sticky sharing

Lynda.com

Video training resources

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Mahara

Open-source eportfolio system

MindJet

Mind mapping

MindMeister

Mind mapping tool

MOOC

Massive Open Online Course

Moodle

Open-source Virtual Learning Environment

moovly

Animated video creation

Movie Maker

Video editing software

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Nearpod

Make interactive sessions

NFC (Near Field Communication)

Contactless device communication

Ning

Social networking tool

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Open Office

Open-source desktop office suite

Open Badges

Recognition system

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Padlet

Cloud-based collaborative tool

Paper.li

Find, publish and share online content

PBWorks

Online team collaboration

PearlTrees

Organisation, sharing and planning tool

PhotoShop (Adobe)

Powerful image editing suite

PhotoShop Express

Image editing app

Pinterest

Social media/collections

Pocket

Read online articles later

PollEverywhere

Audience response system

PowToon Animated videos and presentations

Premiere Pro (Adobe)

Powerful video editing software

Prezi

Presentation software

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QR Codes

3D barcodes to provides links to online content

Qualtrics

Surveys and research

Quizlet

Online quiz tool

Quora

Community question answering system

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Reddit

User-generated news

RefWorks

Reference management tool

ResponseWare

Audience participation system

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Screencast-O-Matic

Online screen recording tool

Scoop.it

Content curation and publishing

Siri

iOS and Mac digital personal assistant

Skitch

Annotating and sketching ideas

Skype

Video and audio communication tool

Slack

Instant messaging & team working tool

Slideshare

Online repository for presentation slides

Socrative

Online quiz and testing platform

Storify

Find, collect and organise social media posts

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Teamwork

Project management tool

TED

Video lecturers from interesting people

Trello

Project management and organisation

Tumblr

Blogging system

TweetDeck

Twitter management tool

Twitter

Social media

Typeform

Online surveys and questionnaires

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Udutu

Learning content authoring

Unitu

Student feedback and evaluation tool

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VideoANT

Synchronised video annotations

VideoNot.es

Synchronised video annotations

Vimeo

Video hosting and streaming service

Vine

Create short videos

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WhatsApp

Instant messenger

Wordle

Create word clouds

WordPress Blogging and content management system
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Xerte

eLearning development environment

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Yammer

Instant messaging

Yik Yak

Anonymous local social media app

YouTube

Video hosting and streaming service

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Zotero

Organise, cite and share research sources

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365 (Microsoft)

Cloud productivity suite

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