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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

Thinglink

The purpose of ThingLink is to allow you to enhance images and videos by adding notes, photos, audio, video links, etc. This means that you can create additional clickable content in an existing image/video, with additional information (videos, textual explanations), quiz questions, etc. The free version for teachers allows you to edit images only, for a single class of up to 100 students. The images are hosted on Thinglink, and can be shared and embedded on other websites.

Evaluation: The teacher interface is simple and easy to use. The free account is limited to tagging images only. The tool offers a relatively no-hassle option of adding at least some interactivity to an otherwise static image. There is potential for student involvement by, e.g., tagging an image with a Google Form (where students need to provide an answer), as well as potential for students to tag images and share with the rest of the class. The limitation is that only one student can work on an image at one time.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium features

Website: https://www.thinglink.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Image sharing
  • Timeline creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Basic
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: Medium
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?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Mac/ Windows / iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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