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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

Mindmeister

Mindmeister is a collaborative online mind mapping tool. Students can work in groups remotely and create their own mind maps, which can then be transformed into dynamic presentations. Teachers can monitor students’ participation. Registration is required for the free version. Some features are only available with the premium pay version.

Evaluation: Very user-friendly. It allows users to change basic elements, such as fonts and colours and to add icons, comments and notes. With the free plan you cannot export the final results but you can keep them online and print them directly from the web.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium and educational plans

Website: https://www.mindmeister.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Graphic organizer
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

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: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English and 12 more
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: Windows / Mac
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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