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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

Showbie

Principal function(s): Course management

Showbie is a course management tool that allows teachers and students to share documents, program, and 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

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

High

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. Showbie collects various types of personal information depending on user roles, such as customers (administrators and teachers), students, and parents. The collected information includes names, email addresses, contact details, payment information, profile pictures, usernames, and other relevant data. The data is used for purposes like providing and maintaining the application and services, notifying users about changes to services, allowing participation in interactive features, customer support, and for analysis to improve services. With the exception of student user data, it may also be used for marketing and advertising. Showbie policy mentions the use of appropriate technical and organisational measures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal data. It acknowledges users’ rights to access, rectify or erase their data. Showbie states 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)

Low

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Only for the app

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows / Mac / iOS

Other technical requirements


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

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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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