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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


Principal function(s): Course managementMarking and feedback

PowerSchool is an interface for primary and secondary school teachers where they can use special tools for different parts of their teaching process. The planboard can be used for lesson planning as well as for managing the teacher’s schedule. Its digital curriculum functionality helps educators check for redundancies, inconsistencies, misalignments, weaknesses, and gaps in the curriculum as well as document their required components and the intended student learning outcomes. Moreover, the markboard helps educators with the evaluation of students and tracking their individual progress. Resources provide a chance for educators to share their insights and lesson plans with colleagues. Evaluation: PowerSchool is a useful tool for educators, parents, and students that accompanies and helps them in every step of the teaching and learning process. It can also help teachers reduce the time spent on planning and preparing lessons and tracking students’ progress. All in all, it can enhance engagement and facilitate communication between all stakeholders involved in teaching and learning. As a downside, PowerSchool primarily focuses on solutions for schools in the US. While it might require some time to get familiarised with, it becomes efficient with familiarity. Basic IT skills are necessary for navigation and data input.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options available

Website: https://www.powerschool.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • You supply


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

Modern, intuitive

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task


Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to


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

Medium. PowerSchool processes different types of user data, including unique device identifiers, IP addresses, browser types and configurations, dates and times of usage, and service and cookie data, but conforming to the preferences set by school data controllers. This data, which is rather extensive, is collected to fulfil contractual obligations, comply with laws, and support customer services, that is with a legal basis. For example, they use only de-identified and anonymous data in the development of their analytic algorithms and for product development. PowerSchool commits to using commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect personal information. They undergo third-party certifications against industry security standards. Concerning children's privacy, PowerSchool states that children under 13 may only use their products with prior parental or educational institution consent. They clarify that consent for processing Customer Data is the responsibility of the educational institutions. PowerSchool mentions its commitment to complying with applicable data protection laws and aligning with best practices and international regulations but does not elaborate upon GDPR. It provides rights to access data, correct/update it, request deletion of it, opt-out of data processing, withdraw given consent, and more. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction


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)

Medium, the educator can use personalised templates and tweak colours, among others.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, can be accessed on a browser version but also as an app

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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