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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

Crowd Signal

Principal function(s): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers

Crowd Signal is a tool to create create polls, surveys, and quizzes. Users can create and customise them by selecting different question types, adding options, and designing the layout. The quizzes can then be shared on websites or social media and distributed via email. Creators can also visualise the results collected on multiple devices using the free Crowd Signal app. Crowd Signal offers a limited free version and requires having an account for use. It was developed by Automattic, the same company behind WordPress.com and WooCommerce. Evaluation: Crowd Signal is a practical tool to create quizzes or surveys. Teachers can configure Crowd Signal by, for example, setting a passing score and deciding whether respondents get to see their scores. Through quizzes and surveys, they can test their students’ skills in grammar or vocabulary. The free account is adequate for making quizzes and surveys with up to 200 responses per month.

Cost: Free limited version with registration + paid plans available.

Website: https://crowdsignal.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, user-friendly.

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

High.

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

Over 12 languages.

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

High. Crowd Signal collects user information and shares it with third parties only for operational purposes. Therefore, it does not sell or share user data for marketing reasons. There is no advertising on the Crowdsignal website. Its privacy policy elaborates on security measures, which seem reasonable. It complies with the GDPR. See more here and here.

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

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
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

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

TaskCards (Virtual pinboard for content creation/sharing and for collaborative working)

TaskCards is a GDPR-compliant digital platform which was specifically created for educational purposes. It helps create and manage virtual pinboards, i.e. canvases where content can be uploaded and shared. Users can create and customise their pinboards by attaching text, images, videos, links and files, together with changing their background and much more. The privacy settings of these pinboards - or parts of a pinboard - can later be modified. TaskCards offers a free limited version that allows users to have up to 2 pin boards. While teachers have to register to create pinboards, learners can access them directly via link or QR code. TaskCards is developed by the German firm dSign Systems GmbH.... View details

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