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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

Wordclouds

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 tag cloud. Customize your cloud with shapes, themes, colors and fonts. You can also edit the word list, cloud size and gap size. Wordclouds can also generate clickable word clouds with links (image map). When you are satisfied with the result, save the image and share it online.

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

Website: http://www.wordclouds.com/

Categories

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

Usability

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 Interface language(s): n/a
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium
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

Engagement: Medium
Collaboration: Low
Communication: Medium

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Web browser
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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