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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

This website presents a web inventory of online, interactive materials with a search engine filtering tools according to language skills, type of interaction, principal functions, etc. In addition, a MOODLE workspace for learning more about using online tools in the classroom is available. 

Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Delicious

One of the biggest social bookmarking sites available. You can bookmark and organise sites on one page. Bookmarks can be shared with others by a specific URL or RSS feed. Bookmarks are accessible anywhere if you have an Internet connection. Articles can be tagged so that you can organise them by category. Registration required.

Evaluation: A very useful tool for keeping track of important sites, blogs, etc. Teachers can organise bookmarks by class or subject so that teaching materials and resources can be accessed easily from any location and, more importantly, shared with others. Basic IT skills required for its use.
 
Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://del.icio.us/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Bookmarking
  • Social networking
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and intuitive use
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English only
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (you can choose who to share your bookmarks with)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low

Interactivity

Engagement: The more you are connected with other users, the more engaging it becomes.
Communication: You can follow other Delicious users, but there’s no communicative functions where you can talk to other users through commenting or other means.

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

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