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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
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Google Earth

Principal function(s):

With this famous Google platform with your students you can visit any place in the world without leaving the classroom. A 3D view option is now available in some parts of the world for taking an even closer look.

Evaluation: Apart from its traditional map use, Google Earth offers some very suitable options for bringing to the classroom, like the virtual travel itineraries, already set up in the tool, that you can browse by category (Nature, Culture, History...) and the option of letting Google select a random destination for you. Note that Google Earth needs to be downloaded in order to be able to use it for creating a trip.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://www.google.com/earth/

     

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Intercultural

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

High

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English, desktop version available in other languages

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) 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)

Medium

Interactivity

Engagement

Yes

Collaboration

Yes

Communication

No

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Just for the desktop version

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows / Mac / Linux

Other technical requirements

No


 
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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Factile (Jeopardy-style games creator)

Factile is an online platform that allows teachers to create games to play in order to check students' progress and preview or review learning materials. It offers a free version. Educators can either create their own jeopardy-style quiz or pick one from the thousands of pre-made game templates. When the game is played, the teacher clicks on right or wrong. Factile can be used for remote and/or in-person learning.... View details

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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 

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