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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

TuneIn

A radio aggregator with radio stations from accross the world. You can listen to native-spoken news, podcasts or music. No need to register. You only have to go to their website or install their apps and search for radio stations in the language that you're interested in. It’s available on both Andriod and iOS as well as on a computer.

Evaluation: The app breaks down the topics into categories so you can choose to listen to news, music, entertainment, etc. I’ve been using wifi to stream the radio and it’s been working really well. There’s a free version and a paying version, which offers a few perks such as the ability to record the radio streaming for later. It provides a great way to access authentic audio input.
 
Cost: Free without registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://tunein.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Podcast aggregator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation

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: 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: High
Collaboration: Medium
Communication: Medium

Technical requirements

Installation required? No (Web-based)
Compatability/Operating System: Web, iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Blackberry apps and television and connected devices
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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