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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about
Below is a list I have been working on for the last couple of days. This list features some interesting web tools for teachers keen on integrating technology into their instruction and work routine. There are loads of web platforms that are educationally focused and to contain them all in one list is way beyond the scope of a short blog post like this , therefore I selected only what I deemed the most important. 1- Google drive Google Drive is a great suite of productivity tools that works across different devices. Google Drive provides 15 GB of free storage. 2- Dropbox Dopbox is another wonderful cloud-based storage platform that allows you to easily save and store your docs and PDFs and share them with others. 3- Evernote Evernote is powerful web tool that you can use to make notes, bookmark webpages and many more. 4- Twitter This is one of the best social networking platform out there. 5- Google Plus 6- Pinterest 7- Socrative 8- Edmodo 9- Tweetdeck 10- Prezi 11- Paper.li 12- ThingLink 15- Skype

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