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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

AnswerGarden

Simple, user-friendly tool to use for brainstorming or collecting feedback in a classroom. Just submit a question into the answer garden, provide your students with the link to access it and wait for them to enter their responses, which will then form the shape of a word cloud.

Evaluation: Easy to use tool. Good for collecting feedback and assessing knowledge of a certain topic. Works best with simple questions with one word answers as there is a character limit.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.answergarden.ch/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Polling
  • World cloud creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

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
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium, may collect personal information such as name and email.
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, you create an answer garden which is tailored to your course content.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

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