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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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Edmodo

Principal function(s): Blogging Course management

An educational website which allows teachers to share materials with students, give quizzes, have students collaborate on projects, give grades, etc. A social media platform where teachers can meet other teachers, and share/exchange their knowledge and resources.

Evaluation: A great tool for course organisation, facilitation of activities, assessing and grading. An excellent alternative to Moodle, especially for primary and secondary education. Parents also have a limited access to its contents, which allows all the participants of this teaching-learning process to be actively involved and up-to-date. Average IT skills required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.edmodo.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Simple and clear

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

High (It takes a little time to learn how to use it, but afterwards proves highly efficent for organizing material, courses, grading students´work, assigning homework etc.)

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, French, German, Turkish, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Chinese and Japanese

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Strong

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)

High

Interactivity

Engagement

Can be made very engaging depending on the content and interactions you create.

Collaboration

The posts and comments can be utilised to promote collaboration on a discussion but not as effective to enhance collaborative projects.

Communication

High.

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, iOS

Other technical requirements

None


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


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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
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

 

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