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Free online tools for education

School management
Continuing her series of articles on the effective use of social media and digital tools by schools, Jennifer Begg looks at some free online resources that might prove useful to teachers.

The internet is information overload and although there is no doubt that great resources exist, it can be difficult and time-consuming to wade through. 

So here are some great and, importantly, free resources that your school can use today. There are a range of options below from straight-forward word processing and office software to tools for live video-streaming or creating your own e-newsletter.

Digital tools should enhance your teaching and communications, not turn in to added extras and “time sucks”. This list aims to make your life easier by suggesting tools that are easy to use, work well and which save you time and effort.

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