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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

WordArt

Principal function(s): Word cloud creators

WordArt is a word cloud creator that makes it possible to create unique and fun word clouds. It is user-friendly and customisable. Users can experiment with different shapes, colours and designs. The first word one types in the word input list becomes the biggest word in the cloud, then the second one the second biggest, and so on. Unlike other similar tools to be found within this repository, word size is determined by the order of entry and not by the frequency of their use. Evaluation: A useful tool for collecting words on a certain topic or getting your students to work with vocabulary in this way. Users determine which words will be the biggest by the order they type them. WordArt provides control over the outlook of the output but is not a suitable tool to visualise the frequency of used words word. There is a premium version for downloading professional-quality images from WordArt, but that is not quite needed for regular classroom use.

Cost: Free with registration + premium options available

Website: https://wordart.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • 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

Low

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. WordArt does not collect personal information when using the service; it does so only when signing up for newsletters, entering competitions, registering on the website, placing orders, contacting or corresponding with the website. This might include name, gender, birthdate, contact information, and more. WordArt does not seem to display advertisements on its interface. It uses cookies to collect data about user visits for various purposes, including functionality, analytics, and advertising, and provides information about how to manage and delete them. The tool’s privacy policy mentions user data being transferred to and stored by Linode LLC, with security measures, including firewalls, data encryption, and access controls, in place. WordArt acknowledges users’ rights to access, rectify and erase their data. WordArt 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

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, users create their own word clouds

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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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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