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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

Pinterest

A platform where users can find and share ideas (also known as pins) by posting images, videos or links to their own or others’ boards. It is a place where users can follow, like and comment on other users’ pins, re-pin content to their own boards, share pins on other social media and embed individual pins on websites.

Evaluation: Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing platforms for online content sharing. It is an extremely useful tool for educators as there are growing communities of educators, such as Teachers on Pinterest and Teaching Ideas for Pinterest. In these communities educators can cooperate with each other, get inspired and share ideas for lessons, including lesson plans, worksheets, images, webpages and apps, as well as develop themselves professionally. It is a tool which can enhance both teaching and learning in a visually exciting manner.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.pinterest.com

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Bookmarking
  • Social networking
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple, user-friendly
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 and various other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium (uncertainty concerning the data collected and who it is shared with, however, it does not share or collect personal information of children under 13)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes (with pins or follows)
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?) High, the user can tailor their usage based on their interests

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 

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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