When introducing a new tech tool to students there is nothing that stops momentum as quickly as having to guide them through a series of registration screens. This is particularly frustrating when the tool that you’re introducing isn’t one that really needs personal information in order to function. For example, an animation tool like Brush Ninja doesn’t need student information in order to function and therefore doesn’t ask for it.
Finding good web tools that don’t require registration is a time-consuming process. Fortunately, there are people who have taken the time to compile lists of good web tools that don’t require registration. Here are two that are worth bookmarking.
Nathan Hall’s List of Registration-free Tools
Nathan Hall is an ESL at Douglass College in Westminster, British Columbia. I had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago at a conference in Alberta. For years he has maintained a list of registration-free tools for students. His list has nineteen categories of tools including tools for storytelling, mapping, making diagrams, and working with PDFs.
No-Signup Tools is a relatively new site that features exactly what its name implies, web tools that you can use for free without having to sign-up for an account. You can browse through No-Signup Tools alphabetically, by ranking, or by category. Browsing the categories is probably the best way to use No-Signup Tools. The categories of interest to readers here will probably be teaching, writing, and productivity.
On a related note, here’s an overview of the things you can do with Brush Ninja.
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