This article suggests a procedure to categorize the enormous amount of educational tools in the market. My approach uses a framework of three well-grounded learning theories: Instruction, Cognition, and Construction based on presentation modes (one-way teaching), dialog settings (two-way education), and collaborative scenarios (learning by mastering complex situations). As a proof of concept, I will use the Top Tools for Learning
(TT4L), compiled by Jane Hart
as a result of the 13th Annual Learning Tools Survey (published 18. September 2019).