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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

ReadWriteThink

Principal function(s): Autonomous learningEducational sharing

ReadWriteThink is an educational website providing peer-reviewed lesson plans, student materials, and interactive activities. Users can access a variety of content, such as the "Student Interactives," which cover a range of topics such as poetry, storytelling, and essay writing. Teachers can integrate these tools into their lesson plans to engage students in language learning. ReadWriteThink is free and does not require signup. It was developed by the International Literacy Association (ILA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. Evaluation: ReadWriteThink is a valuable tool since it offers teacher-made learning materials that cover virtually all disciplines. It can be a time-saving tool for teachers, who can find quality activities suitable for their needs. Moreover, it features guides and tools that can help teachers in their professional development. For parents and pupils, ReadWriteThink features many materials that can be used for autonomous learning or didactic support. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.readwritethink.org

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, easy-to-use

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. ReadWriteThink does not require logging in, so it does not gather much personal data. It only collects information voluntarily provided by users, including name, address and others. Also, ReadWriteThink collects cookies, but these are used only for the running of the platform and not for commercial purposes. It also shares data with third parties for operational purposes but does not trade or rent it to external third parties. ReadWriteThink mentions the implementation of industry-standard data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures. It does not mention the rights to access, modify or delete personal data. ReadWriteThink 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

No. Materials can be downloaded.

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, ReadWriteThink features materials suitable for different purposes, ages, and levels.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
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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