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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

Google Classroom

Principal function(s): Course management

Google Classroom is a free online service, also available in app form, created by Google. It aims to ease online teaching and learning by making the sharing of information and homework between teachers and students easier. There is also a grading tool which allows teachers to correct assignments and give feedback to students on their work. In this way, it is an eco-friendly alternative to paper assignments. Evaluation: Google Classroom is a straightforward and valuable tool for virtual teaching and learning. It allows sharing files and keeps records of assignments and course content. It is also flexible and can be used on the go. Likewise, it also helps with correcting homework and monitoring student progress. Overall, it is not the most privacy-friendly course management tool, but it is practical and easy-to-use. It requires registration and then login for its use.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://classroom.google.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

Simple

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

Dozens of languages

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

Medium. Google is well known for using user data for advertising and marketing purposes, but it does offer a high degree of data security. However, Google Classroom does not show personalised advertisement on Google Classroom. Google allows users to download their data anytime. It does not state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, login required

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)

Yes, teachers must provide the content for the students.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac

Other technical requirements

None


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

Skills
Listening
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

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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