The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013

There’s a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse.

But because there are SO many tools out there, selecting the best ones can turn into a full time job. Downloading a ton of apps, researching, and testing different web tools can take hours – hours that you probably don’t have if you’re busy teaching and having a life.

Thankfully, the folks over at Edublogs have put together this great that is filled to the brim with the best education tools, and the best part is that they’re all free! So you can feel free to try any or all of them out without a huge financial commitment. And they’ve been prescreened for you by folks who have put them to use in the classroom.

Check them out in the list below. What ones are your favorites? Are there any great tools that you think are missing? Leave us a note in the comments below!


  1. Peter Vogel

    December 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Interesting list. Half a dozen items I’ve never heard of. One or two seem to be location-specific. PhotoPeach had a major server crash and quite a few data sets could not be restored. I am a paying customer there. My data was lost and had not been backed up. Why is Glogster #1 and with the label “featured”? Is it a paid placement? I hope not.

  2. Jennifer

    December 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I’m really surprised Socrative did not make this list.

  3. Aimee

    December 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I, too, am curious about why Glogster is #1… Buncee and Glogster are both very limited without upgrading to paid accounts. I used to be a Glogster lover, but glitches, challenging class set up and limited free access became barriers for me.

  4. Jeff Dunn

    December 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I’m a big fan of Socrative and Glogster alike. I’m also surprised that something like Twitter didn’t make it to the top of the charts but that’s the nature of crowdsourcing I guess! Edudemic didn’t compile this list. It was voted on by the general public on Hope that helps clear things up!

  5. Doug Pederson AKA SpectateSwamp

    December 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    SpectateSwamp Personal Learning and data app. It’s the only tool I need. It can randomly pick a video then a random segment of 15 or 20 seconds and play 24X7.

    I have better control of my Video, Audio, Pictures and Text than anybody on the Planet.

    See the post: “nobody shares knowledge better than this” It’s true nobody has come forward with anything close. Random is the key.

    It runs from a USB stick. That’s all you need to take with you.

    It can play random groupings of “LARGE text, video segments, pictures audio” Great for question answer.

    I could go on and on but that would be bragging.

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