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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, pedagogical 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 sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Evernote

A tool for collection, storage and organisation of information you like. You can make notes, upload images, take pictures, record audio, and organise them by folders. It can be installed on PC and mobile, and all the data are synced immediately. The data can easily be shared with others. Requires registration.

Evaluation: A useful data sharing/organising tool because it allows for the creation of groups and sharing of video, audio and other content (for instance, creating reminders, classroom calendars etc.). Average IT skills required for its use.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://evernote.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • File sharing/syncing
  • Note taking
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple, user-friendly
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 Multilinguality: English + 13 other languages (currently)
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
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: Low
Collaboration: Data can be shared with other users, so that they may edit the same data.
Communication: Low (there are no synchronous communication tools).

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements: Microphone, speakers, camera (if you are making an audio note or a photograph)
 
 
 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Latest addition

Wordclouds (Word cloud creator)

Wordclouds.com is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator. It works on your PC, Tablet or smartphone. Paste text, upload a document or open an URL to automatically generate a word- or... view details

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Example(s) of how teachers/students use this tool

Creating sign language dictionary