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

MovieMaker

Principal function(s): Image and video editing

Free downloadable Windows software for creating/editing videos or slideshows with videos, images, and audio clips. Evaluation: An easy way to create professional-looking slideshows or videos for users of Windows. It is a practical tool for creating presentations, storytelling, and other similar activities. Available in 64 languages. As with all video editing tools, it takes some time to master all the functions that allow good video production, but once that is learnt, video editing becomes much faster and handier. It requires installation. A possible activity would be asking students to create a video about a topic of their interest and thus get them to improve their speaking skills.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/9MVFQ4LMZ6C9?hl=de-de&gl=DE&rtc=1

  

Best practice

Movie Maker-based task
A digital story – travelling
Learning abstract concepts
A day in the life of a student

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Not too complex but takes a while to learn how to use all of the features

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

Low, high learning curve

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

Available in 64 languages

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

Medium. The app does not collect or store personal data in any form and it can be used anonymously. However, it may use users’ location data to provide localised advertisements. It does not share this data with third parties See more.

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)

High

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows

Other technical requirements

Microphone, speakers


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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