en  fr  de
  1. Home
  2.  > 
    Resources
  3.  > 
    Inventory of ICT tools

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
 (137 votes)   Rate this resource
 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Book Creator

Principal function(s): Story creators

Book Creator is a digital tool designed for creating and publishing multimedia ebooks Book. Users can combine text, images, audio, and video to produce interactive and engaging digital books. Once the book is ready, it can be shared by email, file-sharing websites such as Dropbox, posted on the web, or published as an eBook or PDF file. Book Creator allows for collaborative digital book creation. Book Creator was developed by Tools for Schools, a software development company specialising in educational tools and applications. Evaluation: Book Creator is an original, and easy-to-use tool for students to create stories and thereby practise their language skills. Book Creator can help promote engagement and imaginative skills, together with encouraging autonomous learning. For educators, it can be useful to create interactive content such as textbooks or storybooks. Book Creator can also facilitate teamwork by allowing collaborative work. Book Creator provides a user-friendly interface with drag-and-drop functionality, allowing individuals of all ages and skill levels to use the platform. All in all, Book Creator can be useful for language teaching and learning, and it provides guidelines on how to do so.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options

Website: https://bookcreator.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, easy to use

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

Medium

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. Book Creator collects and processes user data necessary to provide its services only, and it does not sell it to third parties. Student-made books are private by default, and the company employs industry best practices regarding security, including data encryption during transit and storage. However, it uses Google Cloud for data storage. It complies 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)

Yes, users can adjust the use of the tool to their needs.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, but creating an account is required.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

Other technical requirements


Search for a keyword

     

Filter these tools

Principal Functions
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

 


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

Do you like this resource?

Send us a comment: