Top 150 Tools for Education 2021

The table shows the Top 150 tools for Education  (ED150) in 2021. As you will see there is clearly a wide variety of tools for different educational age groups. The table also shows their overall ranking on the Top 300 list, as well as their ranking on the Top 150 tools for Personal Learning (PL150) and the Top 150 Tools for Workplace Learning (WL150). NEW tools this year are highlighted in YELLOW, tools BACK on the list this year, in GREEN. Analysis of this year’s tools lists appears in the sidebar on the Top 300 list.

PL150 WL150 ED150 Tool brief description top 300
1 5 1 YouTube video hosting and sharing platform 1
9 10 2 Google Docs & Drive office suite/file sharing platform 6
13 4 3 PowerPoint presentation software 5
6 1 4 Zoom video meeting platform 2
2 3 5 Google Search search engine 3
26 22 6 Canva graphics tool 13
22 48 7 Google Meet video meeting platform 16
8 7 8 Word document tool 12
9 Google Classroom edu learning platform 17
15 10 Kahoot live engagement tool 18
14 29 11 Gmail email client 22
46 12 Google Forms online forms/survey tool 23
12 2 13 Microsoft Teams enterprise collaboration platform 4
83 85 14 Padlet organize & share on bulletin boards 26
7 12 15 WhatsApp messaging app 10
5 8 16 Wikipedia online encyclopaedia 9
17 11 17 Excel spreadsheet tool 15
14 18 Mentimeter live engagement ttool 20
10 19 Facebook social network 14
27 39 20 Google Chrome web browser 36
21 Quizizz games/testing tool 37
35 22 Moodle learning platform 38
39 54 23 Genially graphics tool 40
24 Flipgrid video meeting platform 43
25 EdPuzzle lesson authoring tool 46
19 56 26 Telegram messaging app 31
37 58 27 Google Translate online translation tool 47
18 28 Camtasia screencasting tool 29
65 29 Adobe Spark graphics tool 52
25 30 Mural online whiteboard 35
31 Quizlet games/testing tool 54
60 32 Wakelet curation tool 56
19 33 Miro online whiteboard 30
34 Canvas edu learning platform 57
31 91 35 Google Maps maps tool/app 59
20 20 36 OneNote digital notebook from Microsoft 32
48 24 37 Outlook email client from Microsoft 34
70 38 Google Jamboard online whiteboard 69
73 39 Viber messaging app 78
76 40 Prezi online presentation too 79
31 41 hihaho interactive video tool 50
42 Nearpod lesson authoring tool 80
43 Panopto edu video hosting platform 83
101 44 Loom screen recording tool 84
95 32 45 Whereby video meeting platform 53
42 46 Adobe Photoshop photo editing tool 71
47 Wordwall create teaching resources 86
48 Gimkit live engagement tool 87
27 49 Easygenerator e-learning authoring tool 42
91 50 Google Scholar academic search engine 88
42 51 Google Calendar online calendar 77
38 52 Google Keep digital notebook 72
61 53 Screencast-O-matic screencasting tool 92
80 60 54 TED Talks inspirational videos 97
34 73 55 Grammarly grammar checker 64
56 bookwidgets create interactive exercises 99
62 57 Pinterest curation platform 100
11 23 58 WordPress blogging/website platform 21
59 Powtoon animation tool 102
55 60 H5P HTML5 authoring tool 98
41 47 61 OneDrive file sharing platform from Microsoft 74
68 120 62 Calendly online scheduler 107
63 Socrative classroom engagement tool 108
56 64 Blogger blogging platform 109
84 112 65 Piktochart infographics tool 113
66 Screencastify screencasting tool 116
18 17 67 Dropbox file sharing platform 28
82 28 68 Audacity audio recording/editing tool 44
41 69 Cisco Webex video meeting platform 70
111 70 Coggle mindmapping tool 119
71 Blackboard Learn learning platform 125
47 72 Evernote digital notebook 90
13 73 Articulate e-learning tools 19
74 LessonUp interactive lesson platform 135
75 Wooclap live engagement tool 136
57 30 76 Skype messaging and calling app 48
34 77 Vyond animation authoring tool 62
117 78 Google Sites website platform 141
97 79 Mendeley research organiser 144
37 80 Snagit screen capture tool 66
81 Thinglink create interactive media 147
24 16 82 Trello project/team tool 24
85 83 Jitsi Meet video meeting platform 160
125 84 Mindmeister mindmapping tool 161
40 59 85 Apple Keynote presentation software from Apple 73
126 86 Apple iMovie video editing tool from Apple 169
51 87 Pixabay online image library 94
88 D2L edu learning platform 172
51 43 89 Yammer enterprise social network from Microsoft 75
90 Zeetings live engagement tool 173
91 Whiteboard.chat all-inclusive digital notebook 176
92 Boclips curated educational videos 177
87 93 iSpring e-learning authoring tools 155
94 Playposit create interactive videos 180
95 Peerceptiv peer assessment platform 181
96 Unsplash online image library 184
97 Pear Deck for Google Slides build instructional content 187
98 Filmora video editing software 189
99 26 99 Vimeo video hosting and sharing platform 39
110 100 Slideshare presentation hosting and sharing platform 202
49 101 Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF creation tool 91
107 102 Paint.net image and photo editing software 204
108 103 Khan Academy online course platform 205
98 104 Apple Mail email client from Apple 185
115 105 Scoopit curation tool 212
106 Chalk online lesson planner 213
107 Edulastic edu assessment platform 214
133 108 Lino sticky online pinboard 215
109 Perusall prepare students for class with social e-reader 216
110 OpenShot video edito 217
49 53 111 WeTransfer file sharing platform 96
116 112 Etherpad online editor 219
64 113 Biteable video creation tool 118
114 Mahara e-portfolio platform 222
104 115 Milanote ideas/project organiser 198
125 116 PBWorks team collaboration platform 225
141 117 Sway MS app to create web content 243
118 Kaltura video management platform 249
119 ProjectLibre open source replacement for MS Project 251
120 Classtime classroom assessment platform 252
121 Classroom screen classroom management platform 253
122 Book Creator create digital books for the classroom 256
100 123 Start.me start page/web organiser 190
112 108 124 elink build anything with Web pages 195
125 Testmoz create tests for your class 262
126 HyperDocs digital lesson plans for students 264
110 127 Survey Monkey survey platform 199
86 128 MS Forms online forms/survey tool 154
129 Slidesmania presentation templates and themes 267
130 Deck.Toys online classroom platform 268
131 MediaWiki wiki platform that powers Wikipedia 269
82 132 Adobe Captivate e-learning authoring tool 150
133 LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin 274
134 Sutori classroom collaboration platform 277
135 iglooo build your own e-learning games 278
120 136 Wix website development platform 229
137 Baamboozle games-based learning platform 279
138 Prodigy school adaptive learning platform for Maths 281
139 GeoGebra digital tools for geometry and graphing 284
140 Scratch coding community for kids 286
131 141 Google Analytics track and analyse web traffic 237
142 Kinteract evidence-based learning platform 290
143 Freepik online image library 292
144 Slidesgo templates for Google Slides and PPT 293
145 Storyboard That storyboard creator 294
146 Slides Timer Google Slides extension 295
147 Learning Ladders primary school platform 296
148 Flippity turn Google sheets into flashcards etc 298
149 Live Worksheets turn printed worksheets into interactive ones 299
150 Flubaroo grading platform 300
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