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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

Powerpoint Online

PowerPoint Online is a cloud-based presentation tool for working directly on the website where the presentation is stored. It has got many useful features such as real-time co-authoring, embedding presentations to a blog or a web page, embedding videos to your presentation etc.

Evaluation: From a teacher’s perspective, the biggest strength of this tool, in comparison to the offline version of Powerpoint, is the multiple editing feature. It is very simple to use and although limited with respect to the offline version, it offers various designs, animation and transition effects.
 
Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.office.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface:
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: Available in numerous languages
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?) Medium

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Power Point desktop app for offline editing
Compatability/Operating System:
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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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

A day in the life of a student
A trailer-based project
Native speaker - lecture