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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Almost 350 FREE (or Cheaper) Tools and Resources for eLearning

Another installment of Free (or Cheaper) Tools and Resources for eLearning.  Anything marked with an asterisk is something I've tested, used occasionally or implemented into my daily work flow. Enjoy!


Animation


http://www.synfig.org/cms/
https://www.animatron.com/landing
http://www.aquafadas.com/en/motioncomposer/
http://my.smithmicro.com/anime-studio-2D-animation-software.html
http://www.powtoon.com/*
http://www.videoscribe.co/*
https://www.thinglink.com/
https://tellagami.com/app/


Audio Tools and Clips


http://vocaroo.com/
http://www.ocenaudio.com.br/en/download
https://shop.presonus.com/products/studio-one-prods/Studio-One-Free
https://twistedwave.com/online/
http://www.wavosaur.com/
http://waveshop.sourceforge.net/download.html
http://www.motionelements.com/free/stock-footage/
http://raisedbeaches.com/octave/
http://freefirearmsfx.com/
https://www.freesound.org/
http://www.pond5.com/music/1/*.html?free=1
http://offers.adobe.com/en/na/audition/offers/audition_dlc.html
http://soundbible.com/
http://rcptones.com/dev_tones/
http://www.bfxr.net/

Bibliography/Citation


http://www.easybib.com/
https://www.zotero.org/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/refdot/hdhekmbccpnbffkkdoinkjmggbcpcflo
http://www.citelighter.com/
http://www.citefast.com/
http://endnote.com/
http://www.bibme.org/
http://www.noodletools.com/tools/subscriptions.php
http://www.citationmachine.net/
http://www.refworks.com/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/11/

Collaboration/Project Management/File Share


http://www.educatornetwork.com/Resources/Tools/Details/8a09a269-7cba-4514-ba3b-75c7bbd42799
http://www.google.com/drive*

Color



Course Authoring


http://memorize.com/
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~cczjrt/Editor/
http://www.thinkingcap.com/studio/studio.htm
http://www.e-learningconsulting.com/products/authoring/authoring.html
http://www.inovae.net/en/
http://www.seminar.co.uk/
http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
http://www.courselab.com/view_doc.html?mode=home
http://exelearning.org/wiki
https://www.joomlalms.com/free-elearning-authoring-tools/powerpointforce.html
https://www.joomlalms.com/free-elearning-authoring-tools/quizforce.html
https://www.joomlalms.com/free-elearning-authoring-tools/wordforce.html


Documents


http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html*
https://cloud.gonitro.com/
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro.html*
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php
http://www.somepdf.com/some-pdf-to-txt-converter.html
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdftk_builder_portable
https://titanpad.com/
http://www.showdocument.com/
http://www.ninjaessays.com/
http://www.zoho.com/docs/

Email

http://www.boomeranggmail.com/
http://www.sanebox.com/
http://www.mailboxapp.com/

Font


Image Manipulation



Image/Icon


http://www.cgtextures.com/
https://stocksnap.io/view-photos/sort/date/desc
http://startupstockphotos.com/
http://www.lifeofpix.com/
http://www.pexels.com/
https://sumall.com/free-marketing-images#.VN4K-_l4rYg
http://jaymantri.com/
http://www.brainybetty.com/
http://allthefreestock.com/
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/attribution/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
https://www.flickr.com/commons/
http://www.favicon-generator.org/
http://picography.co/
http://foodiesfeed.com/free-images/
http://photopin.com/
http://aprettierweb.com/category/freebies/
http://www.splitshire.com/
http://bossfight.co/
https://stocksnap.io/
http://www.entypo.com/
http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/
http://vectorscout.com/
http://www.youthedesigner.com/freebies/
http://albumarium.com/
http://www.camarama.de/
https://community.articulate.com/downloads
http://crowthestone.com/
http://www.dreamstime.com/free-images_pg1
http://finda.photo/
http://foter.com/
http://freephotosbank.com/
http://freeimages.pictures/
http://getrefe.tumblr.com/
http://www.goodfreephotos.com/
http://www.imagefree.com/
http://jeshoots.com/
http://magdeleine.co/
http://photoeverywhere.co.uk/
http://snapographic.com/
http://www.splashbase.co/
http://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up
http://stokpic.com/
https://placeit.net/
http://www.endlessicons.com/
http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/
http://fontello.com/
http://glyphsearch.com/
https://www.iconfinder.com/free_icons
http://iconsweets.com/


Infographics


http://piktochart.com/*
https://pixlr.com/
https://infogr.am/
http://www.wordle.net/
http://visual.ly/*

Inspiration



LMS



Meeting Tools



Proofreading



Storyboard


https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator
http://conceptboard.com/
http://www.mindmeister.com/
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html *
http://www.chirbit.com/
https://www.apple.com/mac/imovie/
http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/overview.htm*
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker
https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/*
http://allthefreestock.com/
http://www.brainybetty.com/
http://broll.io/
http://www.lifeofvids.com/
http://www.videezy.com/
http://www.pond5.com/
http://www.stockfootageforfree.com/
http://www.xstockvideo.com/
http://www.vidsplay.com/
http://www.clipcanvas.com/free-footage/
http://www.motionelements.com/free/stock-footage/
http://www.beachfrontbroll.com/
http://www.wedistill.io/
http://mazwai.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_cwHiQYE0ZAzXP5vPXzJA
https://www.scateignite.com/
https://www.youtube.com
http://www.vidizmo.com/streaming-media-products/features/?link=ProductsAndServices
http://www.videvo.net/
http://www.free-hd-footage.com/
http://www.xstockvideo.com/

Other


http://www.onlinecharttool.com/  - Not near Excel….have no fear
http://dictionary.reference.com/ * - Because who doesn’t need help spelling
http://thesaurus.com/ * - To help you pick the right word
http://lite.launchlist.net/ - Check your website before it goes live
http://www.speedtest.net/ - Speed test for your computer
http://www.feedly.com* - Keep all your bookmarks in one place
https://bitly.com/* - Chop your links for easier social sharing
https://www.goodreads.com/* - Need to create a "to read list", set a yearly goal or read reviews?
https://openlibrary.org/ - Free online library
http://evernote.com/skitch/ - Free annotation creator
https://en.gravatar.com/* - Keep your avatar consistent across all sites
https://www.google.com/alerts* - Set Google Alerts to stay up to date on important topics
http://www.zamzar.com/ - File converter
http://calibre-ebook.com/ - Ned help creating an eBook?
http://www.lynda.com/* - Professional development for $25 a month.  Uh yes please!
http://www.edgestudio.com/production/words-to-time-calculator* - Trying to time your audio perfectly? Use this free words to time calculator to get a close estimate.
http://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer# - See if your newsletter headline is going to catch your employees eyes.
https://marvelapp.com/ - Free prototyping for mobile and apps.
http://www.plattecanyon.com/ - Software to help enhance training development.
http://www.marqueed.com/ - Working on an image that needs to be discussed and marked up?  Check out this collaboration tool.
http://www.socrative.com/ - Teacher and Student platform for discussing projects and grades.
http://750words.com/ - Kick your writing into gear by taking the 365 writing challenge.
https://markticle.com/ - Save your article's place with this cool bookmarking tool.
http://theelearningcoach.com/resources/elearning-goodies/ - Connie Malamed's currated goodies!

As always, please leave me your suggestions in the comments below or find me on Twitter (@jvalley0714).





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