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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

iSLCollective

Principal function(s): Educational sharing

ISLCollective is an online platform where language teachers from all around the globe share their homemade didactic materials for others to use. Teachers can browse the ISLCollective website to find a wide range of teaching materials, including worksheets, lesson plans, flashcards, games, and activities. They can search for resources by topic, level, and language skill. Materials are currently available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Once found, educators can download and use the materials in their language teaching lessons. ISLCollective was developed by a team of educators and language enthusiasts. ISLCollective is free to use is not open-source and does not require signing up or having an account to access and download resources. However, signing up for a free account allows users to contribute their own teaching materials, customise content recommendations, and access additional features on the website. Evaluation: iSLCollective is a valuable and time-saving tool for language teachers to find and share their activities. They can get inspired by the work of fellows all around the world and find resources for virtually any time of planned activity. It can also be used by students to further practise topics seen in class and supplement language learning and teaching in various contexts, including tutoring sessions or homeschooling. However, there are quite several advertisements on iSLCollective, which might be confusing for younger students since these appear in different languages. It is also important to note that, for some languages, the amount of resources is rather limited, this being logical considering that iSLCollective was first thought only for English language materials. Basic IT skills are required to navigate the interface.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://en.islcollective.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • 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, Spanish, German, French, Russian and Portuguese

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

Medium. iSLCollective gathers some user data for different purposes, including web analytics. However, it does not share it with any third parties. iSLCollective also uses cookies and displays some advertising on its website. It mentions security measures concerning data treatment. It also outlines users’ rights. iSLCollective’s privacy policy states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, login required

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)

No

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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