Amazing Social Learning Tools to Explore


Amazing Social Learning Tools to Explore

Two heads are better than one and the phrase goes well when we talk about learning environment for kids as well as teachers.

Social learning helps you think more than your own shell as get to get familiar with different perspectives. The world is being able to collaborate more easily, thanks to the technology! And this ease is great for our students. Education is being redefined with tech integration as it has expanded the availability of resources and reach to experts is just seconds away.

I have curated this list of amazing social learning tools that educators must explore.

Edmodo

Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.

Grockit

Grockit is an adaptive, personalized learning program distinguished by its unique social learning features that are proven to help people learn quickly and answer more questions correctly.

MindMeister

MindMeister brings people together with collaborative solutions. MindMeister has been built from the ground up to facilitate collaboration. Mind Mapping, Brainstorming. The leading online mind mapping software.

Ning

This platform is for creating your own social network. Use it to communicate and share resources with your colleagues, students or friends.

Twiducate

Based on the idea of Twitter, Twiducate is a micro-blogging service for schools. You can post resources for students, rhare readings, reflect and encourage discussion

Udemy

The tool lets you to create online courses, upload presentations, videos, host live classroom sessions and write blog posts.

WiZiQ

A web-based platform for anyone who wants to teach and learn live, online. A virtual classroom, to create and share online educational content and tests, and to connect with people sharing subject interests

Yammer

Allows you to create your own, private social network. Users can then communicate and share easily and securely.

EduBlogs

EduBlogs offers a safe and secure place to set up blogs for yourself or your classroom

Schoology

Through this social site, teachers can manage lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators.

OpenStudy

Encourage your students to work together to learn class material by using a social study site like OpenStudy.

ePals

One of the coolest benefits of the Web is being able to connect with anyone, anywhere. ePals does just that, but focuses on students, helping them to learn languages and understand cultures different from their own.

TalkShoe

It can be used as a way to have your own radio talk show. This is a free web-based service in which anyone can create, join or listen to live interactive presentations, discussions and conversations. Talk shows can be recorded, making them available as podcasts later. Talk show hosts control the process and participants can just listen or join in by talking or via text-chat.

Curatr

Curatr is the award-winning social learning platform from HT2 which enables rapid delivery of innovative, gamified courses that really get people talking.

Elgg

An award-winning social networking engine, delivering the building blocks that enable businesses, schools, universities and associations to create their own fully-featured social networks and applications

Social Media is another way to indulge in social learning. Though the two things differ a lot, they are confused for the same by many. Learn more about the difference here.

Apart from this other tools that educators may use are Google collaboration tools, Blackboard, Voicethread and Wikispaces.

What’s your take on Social Learning? Share with us in the comment section below. 

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About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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