Unlock Your Full Potential: All Free & Paid Online Courses and Essential Tools for Your Education

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In this article, we cater to the ever-evolving individuals who consistently strive for self-improvement, embrace learning, and challenge their existing knowledge. We have compiled an extensive list of the finest online tools and courses to enhance your digital learning experience without being tied to a specific university (although it’s essential to remember the value of social interactions).

Our list encompasses both free and paid options. For those interested in our team’s top 10 favorite free platforms, check out the accompanying video:

Furthermore, we have created this resource in response to messages from users who are currently unable to attend classes due to ongoing teacher protests. We are deeply concerned about the repercussions of this situation, which can lead to increased insecurity, violence, and idleness.

Learning

  1. KhanAcademy
    : Great project with most of its courses subtitled in Spanish in its transcription.
  2. Coursera
    Coursera: Receive free online classes from more than 120 prestigious universities and educational organizations. Our partners are universities such as Stanford, Yale, UNAM,  etc..
  3. Aprendum
    : Contains a wide variety of courses in Spanish, from digital marketing, health, languages to programming.
  4. MangaHigh
    Math games that will inspire your students to work and think harder.
  5. FunBrain
    If you are looking for a large collection of educational games for children and teenagers, this is a good site.
  6. Platzi
    : Many educational courses ranging from design, marketing, business, programming, etc.
  7. EDUCreations
    EDUCreations: Teach anything, to anyone, from anywhere.
  8. Socrative
    : Helps you to attend students in real time on a user-friendly platform.
  9. Knewton
    : Personalized learning,  made smart, easy and free.
  10. StudySync
    StudySync: engages these digitally connected students with media-rich learning experiences, real-world topics, and a direct reading and writing connection, while providing teachers with flexible digital tools.
  11. CodeSchool
    CodeSchool : Contains many video tutorials with interactive code quizzes. Great for learning to program.
  12. Udacity
    Online courses that allow you to get hired in the area you intend to learn.
  13. EdX
    EdX: Learn from the best anywhere, as well as courses from MIT, Berkeley, etc.
  14. FutureLearn
    Free online courses from the best universities.
  15. MIT Courseware
    This university provides courses totally free of charge.
  16. Stanford Online
    Same allows you to view totally free courses from this university.
  17. Harvard Online Learning: Free and Paid Online Courses from Harvard University.
  18. Yale Open Courses: Free Online Courses from Yale University.
  19. Tutsplus
    : Contains a wide variety of video tutorials and text tutorials. Be it programming, design, video editing, audio editing, etc.
  20. TeamTreeHouse
    TeamTreeHouse: Contains good content, beginner friendly and very interactive.
  21. OpenLearn: Free online courses from the Open University, covering a wide range of subjects.
  22. Alison: Free online courses covering business skills, technology, languages, and health.
  23. Skillshare: Online courses in design, business, technology, and more, with some free offerings.
  24. LinkedIn Learning: Online courses in technology, business, and creative skills (formerly known as Lynda.com).

Social Learning

  1. Edmodo
    : The safest and easiest way for educators to connect and collaborate with students, parents, and each other.
  2. Wikispaces Classroom
     is a social writing platform for education. It makes it incredibly easy to create a classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams.
  3. Schoology
     Learning Management System (LMS) that connects all the people, content and systems that power education.
  4. OpenStudy
    Why study alone? Make the world your study group.
  5. ePals
    Connect, collaborate and communicate with educators around the world.
  6. Quizizz: Allows teachers to create and share engaging and interactive quizzes for their students.

Lesson planning and tools

  1. TeacherPayTeachers
    : An open marketplace where educators buy, sell and share original teaching resources.
  2. PlanBoard
     makes it easy to be organized and reduce preparation time in the classroom. Accessible from anywhere, you can plan lessons, add curriculum games, and manage your schedule with ease.
  3. TimeToast
    : Create timelines easily and beautifully.
  4. Capzles
    :  Create rich multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.
  5. Prezi
    One of the best tools for creating eye-catching presentations with depth effects.
  6. Wordle
    You can create word clouds by entering a list of words or a URL.
  7. Quizlet
    :  This application allows teachers to create study tools for students.
  8. MasteryConnect
    MasteryConnect: It is specially designed for teachers and contains very useful tools. It is paid.
  9. Google Docs
    Extremely useful for modifying text documents in collaboration with users and allows you to leave comments and chat within the file.
  10. TedEd
    : Contains a lot of learning material and most of it is subtitled.
  11. Glogster
    : Multimedia mix on the same canvas that allows you to make great presentations.
  12. Creaza
    : Good tools to expose and improve students’ performance.
  13. MentorMob
    MentorMob: Tools, communities and a social hub that makes learning easier.
  14. CommonLit: Free digital library of texts and teaching resources for teachers and students.
  15. Nearpod: Interactive teaching platform that enables teachers to create and share real-time presentations with students.

Tools

  1. Evernote
    A great tool that allows you to store everything you want, whether it is text, images, videos, audios, etc. All organized.
  2. Dropbox
    Dropbox: It also allows you to store files, but also to share them and make presentations or web pages.
  3. Google for Education
    : Open technology to improve learning for everyone, everywhere.
  4. Diigo
    : Allows you to easily collect content from all over the web.
  5. Aviary
    Adobe tool that allows you to create multimedia presentations.
  6. Jing
    Jing: Allows you to create screenshots either images or videos to be able to explain to your remote students exactly where to click or what to do in technology topics.
  7. Snagit
    Similar to Jing but with more options for social networks. You can export content to Camtasia.
  8. Camtasia
    : Allows you to edit video captures and add graphics, effects, transitions, etc. to them. This is great for creating video tutorials.
  9. Popplet
    Popplet: Create mind maps so your students can digest information faster.
  10. SlideShare
    SlideShare: Create and share slides, as well as browse slides of all topics and from all over the world.
  11. LiveBinders
    LiveBinders: Contains more than 1 million resources on different topics, you can interact with whiteboard to learn better.
  12. AudioBoom
    AudioBoom: Allows you to create and share audio files with your students.
  13. Google Classroom: Google platform for classroom management, facilitating communication and collaboration between teachers and students.
  14. Trello: Project management and collaboration tool that allows organizing and assigning tasks on visual boards.
  15. Padlet: Create virtual boards for sharing and collaborating in real-time with students and colleagues.
  16. Miro: Online digital whiteboard for real-time collaboration and visualization of ideas and projects.
  17. Kahoot!: Game-based learning platform that enables teachers to create and share interactive quizzes.

And here’s a super bonus:
OpenCulture
offers more than 1150 free courses from different universities such as: Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford, etc.

This article will be updated as new sources are discovered.

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