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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

Timeline JS

Principal function(s): Timeline creators

Timeline JS is a storytelling tool that allows users to make timelines that are visually rich and interactive. It is easy to use and makes it possible to add interactive content such as links, images, videos, Google Maps, Tweets or backgrounds. Timeline JS is connected to GoogleDrive so that all data can be modified in Google Spreadsheet. You can also change the language of the presentation. Evaluation: Timeline JS is a user-friendly tool for making interactive timelines and presentations.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://timeline.knightlab.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

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

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Simple

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?

High (?). Timeline JS does not contain a privacy policy and is thus difficult to assess. The website does not seem to collect cookies and the whole project is open source and designed for educational purposes. In fact, Timeline JS was developed by Northwestern University Knight Lab, a community of designers, developers, students, and educators. On the other hand, timelines are public, but it is unlikely that people who do not possess the link to a specific timeline will be able to access it through search engines. See more here.

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

Yes

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, all information are provided by the user

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac

Other technical requirements


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Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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