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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

PowToon

Principal function(s): Poster/infographic creatorsSlide presenting

Powtoon is a web-based platform for creating animated presentations and videos. Users can choose from pre-designed templates, characters, props, and backgrounds to create engaging animated content such as cartoons and infographics. It offers a limited free version and requires signing up for an account for use. Powtoon was founded by Daniel Zaturansky and Ilya Spitalnik. Evaluation: Powtoon is a useful tool for classroom presentations since it can make lessons more interactive and engaging. It can be used by both teachers and students, for example, to present the results of team projects. In its free version, the length and size of videos are restricted but they should suffice for classroom use.

Cost: Free with registration + paid plans available.

Website: https://www.powtoon.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

Intuitive, modern.

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

English.

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

Medium. PowToon collects various types of user data such as names and email addresses, together with IP addresses, device types, and others through cookies. However, it does not share or sell user information for commercial purposes. PowToon’s privacy policy outlines various security measures, such as encryption and secure servers, as well as a data breach response plan. PowToon indicates that users can request the deletion of their personal information. Powtoon states 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, users can adjust Powtoon to their needs and modify their creations with different functionalities.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

Other technical requirements


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Content
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Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

TaskCards (Virtual pinboard for content creation/sharing and for collaborative working)

TaskCards is a GDPR-compliant digital platform which was specifically created for educational purposes. It helps create and manage virtual pinboards, i.e. canvases where content can be uploaded and shared. Users can create and customise their pinboards by attaching text, images, videos, links and files, together with changing their background and much more. The privacy settings of these pinboards - or parts of a pinboard - can later be modified. TaskCards offers a free limited version that allows users to have up to 2 pin boards. While teachers have to register to create pinboards, learners can access them directly via link or QR code. TaskCards is developed by the German firm dSign Systems GmbH.... View details

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