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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

Google Classroom

Free online service, also available in app form, created by Google. Aims to make the process of disseminating 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. Eco-friendly alternative to paper assignments.

Evaluation: Given that all interaction occurs online, it is a secure way to share and keep record of assignments and course content. It is also flexible and can be used on the go. Helps with correcting homework and monitoring student progress.

Cost: Free, with registration

Website: https://classroom.google.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
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 + 20 others
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: trong, password required to access personal information and course content
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, login required
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?) Yes, teachers must provide the content for the students.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
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