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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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bubbl.us

Principal function(s): Mind mapping

A tool for creating mind maps. It allows users to create, save, and share up to three maps for free. It requires setting up an account but no installation is required.

Evaluation: A useful, online mind mapping tool. It can be used as visual support to help bring out relevant vocabulary and highlight relationships between concepts in an appealing manner. Very user-friendly. It enables saving work for future use, as well as editing by different users. A drawback, in comparison to another mind mapping tool, CMap, is that it does not enable synchronous editing. Basic IT skills are required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration (with up to 3 mind maps) + paid premium plans

Website: https://bubbl.us/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, intuitive

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

English only

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

Very high. No data is shared with third parties for any purpose, and only users’ names and e-mails are used for sending account-related information to users and locating mind maps. 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)

Medium. Users can create mind maps with their own content and edit them according to several editing features.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac

Other technical requirements

None


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


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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
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

 

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