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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

eTwinning

eTwinning is an online platform for staff working in schools in different European countries. It aims to be an online community for collaborating, communicating and building projects together, such as international school partnerships. It also offers online and face-to-face opportunities for professional development via seminars, courses, conferences and workshops.

Evaluation: It can take some time to get used to the working dynamics of the platform but, once this is done, you have access to a huge range of contents. eTwinning is a large community, with many things going on, so it can also be a bit overwhelming at first.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.etwinning.net/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Social networking
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Intercultural

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: High
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): High
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
Compatibility/Operating System: Mac / Windows
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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Storymaker (Create narratives)

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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