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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

Fade In

Fade In is a software for writing scripts for audio video projects, such as television and radio shows, podcasts and motion pictures. The program has functions that automatically format each part of a script, such as “Scene Heading”, “Character” and “Dialogue” and it allows for group work. Already existing files can be imported into the programme and the final version of the script can be exported in several formats, such as HTML, PDF, EPUB and RTF. Fade In can be used in different languages.

Evaluation: One does not have to be an experienced user to start working with Fade In. However it is helpful to watch the tutorial in order to make full use of all the functions of the programme. Fade In allows users to quickly produce audio and video scripts of a very high quality due to its automated formatting. It could be especially useful when working on a student group project.

Cost: Free. An upgrade can be purchased with additional tools and effects. Educational pricing is availabl

Website: https://www.fadeinpro.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Story creation
  • Storytelling
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Medium
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 (free dictionaries available for download)
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: n/a
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?) The programme can be freely adjusted to video or audio projects.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Linux, MAC, Android, iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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Storymaker (Create narratives)

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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