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Digital Education: The Ultimate Toolkit for 2021

A strong toolkit is essential for success with digital education. Here are 15 recommendations.

What does it take to succeed with digital education nowadays? One answer: a strong toolset.

It’s no secret that a set of digital tools always comes in handy. Apart from making your job easier, a tool or an app can encourage you to stay on top of things and be productive, by ensuring that you are offering the best version of yourself and your digital education efforts. 

And now, choosing the best digital education tools is more important than ever before. 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the quarantine measures around the world, work became remote and the need to rely on digital education became paramount. Students had to get laptops or tablets, gain access to Zoom or Skype, and learn how to use them, as did many educators and administrators. But since the future of education points at elearning, becoming familiar with any tool available at your disposal is going to be useful for years to come.

In this article, you will find all the digital education tools you need to thrive in 2021 and beyond. Let’s get started!

#1 LearnWorlds

Out of the top elearning platforms you can find in the market is LearnWorlds. With LearnWorlds, you can create, sell and market your online courses or build your own online school in a matter of minutes. The features it comes with are unparalleled with any other, allowing you to create unique learning experiences using a rich set of interactive tools, a customizable course player, a powerful website builder, and many more. 

#2 Visme

Visme is super proud of its product and says it’s not just a tool they offer, but a whole workshop. This is true considering that Visme – one of the best design and presentation software allows you to create attractive visual content in many forms. Use it to create charts and infographics, branded documents, social media posts, or short videos and animations that you can easily fit inside any digital education activity. 

#3 Filmora

As a video editing software, Filmora comes with a tool that suits the style of every digital education developer or provider. It is easy to learn and use, and makes the editing process an enjoyable experience. Some of its most notable features are audio “ducking,” or volume reduction of selected audio elements, color match, speed control, motion tracking, and keyframing, or easy video transition definitions and timings. These and other features can increase the appeal and engagement of your digital education video content. 

#4 Powtoon 

Powtoon is a visual communication tool that is tailored to HR professionals, marketers, trainers, and of course, teachers. Powtoon is great to use because regardless of your skill level or the task you want to carry out, it makes it easy to create exceptional video content. Use it to tell stories through the use of animated characters, ready-made templates, video backgrounds, soundtracks, and more, and create learning experiences that stick to mind.

#5 Grammarly

Do you get a lot of grammar or spelling errors on your online documents? If that’s the case, Grammarly is the best tool to help you out. A lot of mistakes often go unnoticed but it’s important for a teacher to present error-free documents and share them with students. The clearer your text passages or exam papers are, the less confusing they will be for your students, and the more smoothly your digital education classes will run. 

#6 Padlet

Padlet is a communal visual ‘wall’ teachers and students can use to upload images, video, documents, and almost any other type of content that enhances learning. The tool is an ideal choice for creating and managing a school chart of announcements that keeps students up-to-date with lessons, and allows exchange and sharing of opinions. These features can increase student involvement and ease and encourage collaboration.

#7 Quizlet

If you want your students to do better and be able to learn things faster, Quizlet is your go-to tool. As a digital education tool designed to help students learn and remember concepts, Quizlet allows you to create totals, study sets, definitions with relevant meanings, images, and narrations. Study sets may include audiovisual presentations, flashcards, tests, games, an other content that help students practice what they learn. 

#8 Storybird

Storybird is a unique writing platform that allows you to create your own illustrated story. As the world’s largest language arts program, it gives students the opportunity to learn and develop creative writing skills, and share their stories with others. The platform comes with a variety of images and story collections from artists in different categories and themes, and lots of useful resources for teachers. 

#9 Zapier

Zapier is an online automation tool that provides the ability to link apps you use every day like Gmail or Slack, to automate tasks and save valuable time. This tool comes in handy especially when you find that repetitive tasks often impede your work or require more time from you than they should. Zapier connects two or more apps together to automate them with no coding or hiring a developer required to build the integration for you.

#10 Moosend

If you are running a digital education business or online academy, you need an email marketing platform like Moosend to communicate with your students and prospective learners. Moosend comes with many features that allow every “edupreneur” to automate the daily email communication processes, personalize emails, run successful marketing campaigns, build attractive landing pages, subscription forms and so much more.  

#11 Pexels

Pexels is a stock photography directory which can help you find stock photos and download them for free. Any image you download can decorate the website of your online school, improve the content of your online courses, ebooks, or any other teaching material. Pexel photos don’t have any copyright restrictions or are under any licenced limitations, and this allows you to copy, modify, distribute them or use them for commercial or personal purposes without the need to ask for permission. 

#12 is one of the most popular cloud-based task management software out there. When working from home especially, this tool can offer a simplified way for you to manage any team or class, and any project while creating a more transparent and structured environment. If you want a team of students to stay productive and manage their everyday tasks with ease, is your best choice.

#14 H5P

H5P is a teacher’s right hand. If you are offering digital education, H5P is a must-have tool, since it allows you to create interactive content and learning activities you can’t find anywhere else. This open-source elearning authoring tool is free and you can start using it to get access to flashcards, drag and drop learning activities, image painting and many more. It is ideal for online course creators who are already using a learning management system (LMS) or elearning platform, and can be embedded just as easily. 

#15 Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a lifesaving tool that every digital education provider needs. Without a tracking and reporting tool like this, all your business efforts can go unnoticed making it difficult to assess what’s working or not and make the necessary changes. With Google Analytics, you can gather insightful information on customer demographics and get important data analysed on your audience like how many people are coming to your site, where they come from, how long are staying on your site and how they are interacting with it. 

Which Tools Will You Use?

Looking into the future, using digital education technologies to provide instruction and powerful learning content is the best strategy for success. Digital tools like the ones mentioned above, can not only help you become more productive but also ensure you are offering the best possible tuition.

Each tool you add to your own inventory along the way is a valuable asset that can help you make your digital education efforts easier for you and more beneficial for your students. 

So which tool(s) are you going to use? Let us know!

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