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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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Plickers

Principal function(s): Polling Quiz maker

Plickers is a free application which helps the teacher conduct polls or tests with the class, without the need for students to use their own mobile devices. The teacher prepares cards (“paper clickers”) and uses his/her own Android/iOS smartphone or tablet to scan the cards and do instant checks-for-understanding or conduct impromptu polls. The teacher prepares the activity in advance on plickers.com and prints out the cards, which are assigned to each student. The data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com, as the cards are scanned. Plickers is particularly useful in a setting where it is not suitable for students to use their own mobile devices in class. Depending on the type of activity planned, if the class has the use of mobile devices, teachers might also consider using Kahoot.

Evaluation: This is an extremely customizable tool which can be used, on both Android and iOS devices, for many different purposes e.g. to obtain feedback, to test students’ knowledge on a specific topic, to create quizzes etc. It allows the whole class to participate in a novel and motivating manner, and the format of the cards means that students can answer the teacher’s questions discretely without their classmates knowing what their answers are.

Cost: Free + paid options

Website: https://www.plickers.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates

Skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Medium

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?

High

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

No

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)

No

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes, on iOS or Android devices

Compatibility/ Operating System

iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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


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Write & Improve is a free online tool developed by the University of Cambridge to help English language learners improve their writing skills. Students choose their level and then receive a selection of writing tasks that match that level. Once the task has been submitted, the tool automatically assigns an appropriate grade and also gives feedback on the writing, which students can incorporate into the original text. Students can also create their own writing assignments.... View details

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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 

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