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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

ReadLang

An e-reader made specifically for language learning. It allows you to import books, articles and webpages, translate and save new words and memorize them later. You can add it as an extension to your browser or just as a bookmark and directly import content from the web. It also schedules your learning and allows you to spend the most time on words that you find more difficult.

Evaluation: ReadLang uses Google Translate to translate words and phrases instantly on their original site when you click on them. You can also import the article over to Readlang. When you do that, and then click on words, the program saves the words in a database that you can refer back to later, and even creates a set of flashcards for you to practice with; you can also upload the flashcards to Anki. You can upload your own pdf or epub files and get them translated as well.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://readlang.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Bookmarking
  • Flashcard
  • Translation tool
  • Vocabulary
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: 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 Interface language(s): Yes
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High
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: High
Collaboration: Medium
Communication: Medium

Technical requirements

Installation required? No (Web-based)
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

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