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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, pedagogical 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 sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Wordle

An online tool for generating word clouds. Words are sized according to the frequency of each word in the text. Not installable, Internet connection needed.

Evaluation: A nice visual presentation of texts. It is a nice tool enabling creation of icons, visual messages etc. Word clouds can be made in many different languages and different shapes. It is practical as it immediately reveals the most prominent concepts of a text/webpage. Easy and intuitive to use, very basic IT skills required.
Why not use it for highlighting the most important words of a text, poem or a song or use it as a prompt for a classroom discussion?
 
Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://wordle.net/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • World cloud creator
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
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 Multilinguality: English only
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (no registration needed)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes (users need to copy URL to be able to find their works later)
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, Linux
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

Wordclouds (Word cloud creator)

Wordclouds.com is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator. It works on your PC, Tablet or smartphone. Paste text, upload a document or open an URL to automatically generate a word- or... view details

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

Response-based word cloud