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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

bubbl.us

A tool for creating mind maps. Requires setting up an account. It allows creating, saving and sharing up to three maps for free. No installation required.

Evaluation: A useful, online mind mapping tool. It is a great visual support helping to bring out relevant vocabulary and highlight relationships between concepts in an appealing manner. Very user-friendly. It enables saving work for future use, as well as editing by different users. A drawback, in comparison to CMap, is that it does not enable synchronous editing. Very basic IT skills required for its use.
Why not try using it during a class discussion or prior to a free-speaking or reading activity?
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: https://bubbl.us/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
    Type of interaction
    • Individual work
    • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
    Content
    • You supply
    • Website/other users supply
    Skill
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Vocabulary

    Usability

    User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and intuitive 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
    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?) Low

    Interactivity

    Technical requirements

    Installation required? No
    Compatability/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

    Latest addition

    PlayPosit (Interactive video/questions creator)

    With PlayPosit teachers can create interactive lessons by adding questions to videos, which they have taken either from outside sources or created themselves. An online library is also available, with... view details

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

    Brainstorming and vocabulary expansion