- Added value: What is the potential of the tool for achieving learning objectives?
- Usability: How easy is the tool to use and to adapt to your teaching context?
- Interactivity: What possibilities does this tool offer for communication and collaboration amongst learners?
- Technical requirements: In order to use the tool, what are the important technical aspects to consider in terms of compatibility of operating systems, equipment, browsers, etc.?
These criteria have been developed by teachers for teachers and provide essential information so that you can select appropriate applications and use them with your learners. You can search the inventory through the use of filters or keywords. All evaluated tools are freeware or have a free version, and many of them are presented with specific examples, suggested and tested by teachers, on how you could use them in your classroom. More tools will be added, so make sure to check back regularly!
If you would like to view short, detailed tutorials on the use of some selected tools, please visit the Developing Online Teaching Skills (DOTS) Activities website.