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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

Trading Card Creator

The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy, knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive tool allows students to summarise what they have learned by creating their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept.

These cards can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and can work as prewriting exercise for students who are preparing to write narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject.

Evaluation: It can be used by the teachers to evaluate students’ knowledge or as a homework task for students to create the cards with all the required information about one specific topic. The information categories are default, but you can choose the topic and a type of the card (Fictional person, physical object, real person, event, fictional place, real place etc). You can also choose to create your own type of card with your own questions and characteristics.
 
Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards_2/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Flashcard
  • Games apps
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium
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?) High

Interactivity

Engagement: Yes
Collaboration: Yes

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Windows/Mac
Other tech requirements: No
 
 
 
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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