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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

Showbie

Showbie is a course management tool which allows teachers and students to share documents, to program and to hand in assignments as well as to communicate easily online. It is possible to access the app through almost any electronic device, as it is available for online use and also as an iOS app.

Evaluation: This app has a smart-looking interface and it is quite easy to use. It is possible to create and manage an unlimited number of different classes within the same account and to invite the students to join in. Some advanced features are only available for the premium plans.

Cost: Free with registration for the basic version (without student portfolio or access for parents)

Website: https://www.showbie.com

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

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
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Low
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? Only for the app
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows / Mac / iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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