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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

Wordpress

A website/blog creation tool. Customisable with a variety of widgets and themes. Interface can be interactive or static depending on the purpose. Registration required.

Evaluation: One of the most common web creation tools used to create a website/blog. You can make your sites private or public (which means that you can create a private website for your class). With a free account, one gets limited customisability. Advanced IT skills required.
If you want to know more about blogs, click HERE.

 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://wordpress.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Blogging
  • Website creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Slightly complex, with numerous functions. It takes some time to learn how to use the tool.
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 + more than 20 other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (you can make your sites public or private)
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 (with the use of images and videos)
Collaboration: High (multiple users can construct the website together)
Communication: Middle (comment box)

Technical requirements

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

Latest addition

Flipboard (News aggregator )

With Flipboard you or your students can create their own online magazine by gathering news, stories, and different social media content. When you sign in, the tool populates your home page with differ... view details

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

Writing prompts