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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

Crossword Labs

Crossword Labs is a free online tool to build, print, share and solve crossword puzzles. You just need to enter a title, as well as the words you want to include in it and this app will do all the work for you. Puzzles can be created in any language. One can also find a ready-made crossword puzzle on many different subjects.

Evaluation: Crossword Labs is a simple and effective tool to create all kinds of crosswords. Great for students to practise vocabulary or grammar.

Cost: Free (Premium options available)

Website: https://crosswordlabs.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Crossword puzzle creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
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
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium. For more information visit: https://crosswordlabs.com/legal
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, password needed
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?) Yes, you can create crosswords from scratch and in any language

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: All operating systems
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