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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

Puzzlemaker

Principal function(s): Crossword puzzle creators

Puzzlemaker is an online tool for creating puzzles and educational games. Users can generate crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and more using customisable parameters such as word lists and difficulty levels. Puzzlemaker was developed by Discovery Education and is available for free on its website without requiring sign-up. Evaluation: Puzzlemaker is a simple and effective puzzle generator. It offers a variety of puzzles and educational games to create, helping teachers and students find something adjusted to their needs. Puzzlemaker’s only drawback is the need to download puzzles immediately so as not to lose them.

Cost: Free

Website: https://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, slightly old-fashioned

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

English

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

Medium. Puzzlemaker can be used without setting up an account and thus without providing user information. However, it collects various cookies and shares this information with third parties for operational purposes, without selling it. It also displays advertisements on its website. Discovery Education’s privacy policy mentions reasonable security measures and acknowledges users’ rights to access, modify, and delete data. Puzzlemaker observes the GDPR. See more here.

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

No

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 create any puzzle you want 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
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

 


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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