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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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Plectica

Plectica is an online tool for making mind maps and diagrams. It is very user-friendly and allows its users to easily organise and share information. Mind maps and diagrams can be used individually or shared and worked on collaboratively. Information can be arranged in a list, columns or freely, and can be moved just by dragging. Users can relate cards to one another with an arrow. All changes are saved automatically.

Evaluation: Great tool for brainstorming in a class or smaller groups. It allows users to change fonts and colours, and to add comments, notes, images and other media.

Cost: Free with registration (premium plans available)

Website: https://beta.plectica.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Note taking
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Writing
  • 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: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High. For more information visit: https://www.plectica.com/privacy-policy
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?) Yes. All mind maps are created by users.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: All operating systems
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