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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

Sway

Sway, a Microsoft Office product, is a tool for creating presentations and newsletters. Users can generate content directly from a document or by introducing a topic, for example "food". In addition, it allows users to mix designs and layouts randomly to achieve different looks.

Evaluation: Sway is user-friendly and it offers many editing options. It is especially appropriate for teachers and learners seeking to innovate and to give a different fresh look to their classroom presentations.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://sway.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

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: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): Available in numerous languages
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?) High

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No (just for the app)
Compatibility/Operating System: Mac / Windows / iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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Storymaker (Create narratives)

Storymaker is a tool developed by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Grable Foundation. With it students can write their own stories using characters, scenarios, objects and some pre-written text. Cha... view details

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