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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

ToonTastic

Principal function(s): Story creators

Toontastic is an app for creating animated cartoons. Users can choose and customise ready-made characters, backgrounds, and music to design their animations. They can then animate characters by moving them around on the screen and recording their voices to create dialogues, together with adding pictures of their faces. Toontastic is available as a free app for Android devices. It was developed by Launchpad Toys, which was later acquired by Google. Evaluation: ToonTastic is a useful tool for creating animated videos and storytelling. By using ToonTastic in their target language, users can practice their spoken interaction while having fun and in a creative way.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Speaking

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Intuitive.

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

Medium.

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

Several languages.

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

Medium. Toontastic was developed by Google, which is well known for using user data for advertising and marketing purposes. However, it does offer a high degree of data security. Despite being designed mainly for children, there is not a specific privacy policy for Toontastic, so users should refer to Google’s general one. It abides by the GDPR and acknowledges users’ right to be forgotten. See more here.

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

Yes. Creations can be edited and saved for later use on ToonTastic.

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)

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes, it is an device app.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Android.

Other technical requirements


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

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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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