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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

Storybird

Storybird is an educational and publishing platform and an online community for artists, writers, and readers of different ages and levels of experience: from children to professional artists. It allows you to create stories, poems and books and publish them, either within your school or externally. The platform is very popular with parents, who use this tool to foster their children’s creativity, as well as with educators.

Evaluation: Storyboard is a great site for promoting writing and reading skills and it is attractive, user-friendly and motivating for students, teachers and parents. It provides pre-created templates and a wide selection of images which encourage imaginative skills and creative writing, and add a professional look to the texts created.

Website: https://storybird.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Story creation
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: User friendly
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: High
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 tool can be used in different situations and any story can be created.

Interactivity

Engagement: Yes
Collaboration: Yes
Communication: Yes

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
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Storymaker (Create narratives)

Storymaker is a tool developed by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Grable Foundation. With it students can write their own stories using characters, scenarios, objects and some pre-written text. Cha... view details

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