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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

Wordsearchlabs

Principal function(s): Crossword puzzle creators

A free online tool to build, print, share, and solve word search puzzles. Just enter a title, the words to be included, the directions and size of the puzzle and the app will do all the work. You can also find a range of ready-made word search puzzles on many different subjects. Evaluation: Word Search Labs is a simple and effective tool to create all kinds of word search puzzles. Great for students to practice vocabulary or grammar.

Cost: Free

Website: https://wordsearchlabs.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • 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 (?). Wordsearchlabs’s privacy policy misses important information. However, the tool does not ask for personal information from users unless they decide to sign up or login in. In such cases, data is used to provide/improve services, combat fraud/abuse, and is not shared for marketing purposes. Data collected includes information posted or sent on the site, credit card data, web log data, cookies, and data from third parties. Data is stored for business purposes and as required by law in the United States. Wordsearchlabs 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

Yes, password needed

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, you can create word searches from scratch

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
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Skills
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

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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