Welcome to Ethical EdTech

Revision as of 03:55, 27 January 2019 by imported>Ntnsndr (Added hardware)

A collaborative wiki of tools for ethical pedagogy.


These need to be organized and categorized in some way


  • MLA Humanities Commons: Non-profit digital commons that allows users to build public or private Wordpress websites for course discussion, personal academic websites, and public academic resources.
  • Commons in a Box: Host your own WordPress digital commons for your institution or group.
  • Discourse: Can be used a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room. Install/host on your own for free or pay for the hosted version.
  • Loomio: Discussion tool with a focus on decision making and roots in Occupy Wall Street.
  • Rocket Chat: Slack alternative chat forum.
  • Mastodon: Networked discussion tool similar to Twitter.


  • Hypothesis: Annotate any webpage/online text for social reading.
  • CommentPress: WordPress theme that enables paragraph level comments of long form texts. Available on the MLA Humanities Commons or install on your own WordPress site.

Digital publishing/archive

  • Scalar: Platform for creating multimedia, non-linear academic and student texts. Developed at the University of Southern California.
  • Omeka:Platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Developed at George Mason University.
  • Neatline: Platform for allowing students and scholars to tell stories with maps and timelines. Developed for Omeka.
  • Manifold:Academic-developed publishing platform great for iterative, media rich and/or long form academic texts. Allows for crowd-sourced text annotation.
  • Rebus Press

Word processing/text editing

  • Collabora
  • LibreOffice: FLOSS alternative to MS Office Suite. Includes software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
  • Etherpad: Realtime, collaborative online text editor.
  • CodiMD: Realtime, collaborative online text editor in markdown. FLOSS version of HackMD.
  • Atom



  • Bak USA Atlas - education laptop made in Buffalo
  • Raspberry Pi
  • System76
  • Used stuff

Search Engine

  • DuckDuckDo: Search engine that doesn’t track user data. Note that it is not completely open source.
  • Searx: Self-hostable, free-software meta-search engine

Citation Manager

Self hosting

Not categorized yet

  • Open Science Foundation
  • ScholarlyHub
  • Wallabag
  • FBReader
  • Feeder
  • Pandoc: Convert files from one format to another.
  • Voyant: Browser based tool for text mining. Great for beginners.
  • Tor