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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

TES teach

This tool allows teachers to create digital lessons by putting together different resources such as texts, videos, images, presentations. Teachers can make use of their own documents, browse in YouTube, Google or other platforms and websites for suitable resources and incorporate them in their lesson. They can also search for suitable free and paid-for materials within Tes Teach Blendspace. Teachers can assess students' participation using quizzes and online discussions and students can state they preferences with a ‘like’ button.

Evaluation: TES teach has an intuitive interface, it is user-friendly and it is easier to create interesting and appealing lessons with it than with other more complete course management platforms, like for example Moodle.

Cost: Free with registration + some paid contents

Website: https://www.tes.com/lessons

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

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): 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?) High: materials can be arranged in different ways and combined with different resources that support all four language learning skills.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

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