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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

Voicethread

A visual tool with audio, texts, and drawing functions used for discussions, presentations, exchanging and sharing of information. The slides can be private within a group or completely public.The free account is available for anyone who is above13 and has a valid email address. You can create up to 5 VoiceThreads, comment by microphone and text, and share your VoiceThreads via a share link.

Evaluation: A wonderful tool for language teachers to facilitate discussion outside of the classroom. VoiceThread can also be used as a presentation tool for students. Average IT skills required.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: https://voicethread.com/

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
  • Image sharing
  • Slide presenting
  • Video record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple to 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 (one choses who to add to a group discussion)
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?) Medium

Interactivity

Engagement: High (Users can contribute to the slides by typing texts or recording their voices)
Collaboration: High (Multiple users can work on the project at the same time)
Communication: High

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac
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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