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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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OpenBoard

OpenBoard is an interactive whiteboard designed primarily for use in schools and universities. It allows teachers to create live content thanks to its built-in library of sounds, videos, images, shapes and animations, and it also has a built-in selection of applications such as Wikipedia, a calculator, an HTML editor and more. Users can upload their own content, make annotations and share webpages from a centralized platform.

Evaluation: This is a great tool to use in class and for teachers to engage with their students. OpenBoard offers a variety of options to make classes more interactive and to customize content as required.

Cost: Free

Website: https://openboard.ch/index.en.html

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Medium
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): English, German, Spanish, French and Italian
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: OpenBoard does not collect data from its users
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
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?) No

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, macOS and Linux
Other tech requirements:
 
 

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission