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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
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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

Pearltrees

Principal function(s): BookmarkingVirtual pinboards

Teachers and students can use Pearltrees to save bookmarks, documents, files, ebooks, PDFs, photos, notes, and more, along with organising them into beautiful collections. They can then share their digital library. Students can organise their research and collaborate on their digital library to learn by themselves. Evaluation: With Peartrees users can add and organize different resources from webpages, photos, documents, notes, etc., and then share them with their network. Installing the Webclipper tool included on the website allows automatically adding pages of interest to a specific folder. At the same time, one can synchronize Facebook or Twitter accounts and add favourite posts. It is a practical tool to virtually organise teaching materials or even articles and information for future review.

Cost: Free with registration + paid subscription

Website: https://www.pearltrees.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Pearltrees collects a range of personal data for different purposes, among which is marketing. This information includes contact details (login, email, password, name/surname), usage and connection data (IP address, date and time of access, operating system, connection type, mobile terminal type), information processed via cookies and tracking technologies, and social network data. Pearltress’ privacy policy mentions that it has taken precautions to preserve the security and confidentiality of user data. Users can update, correct, or delete their personal data directly within their user account. Pearltrees does not state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) 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)

Medium

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, just if adding the tool Webclipper

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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