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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

Narakeet

Principal function(s): Slide presentingVideo recording/creating

Narakeet is a tool for converting slides into narrated videos using voice technology and animations. Users input slides into the Narakeet platform, which then converts them into a narrated video or presentation. Users can customise the voice, pace, and style of narration, as well as add animations and visuals to enhance the presentation. Moreover, Narakeet also helps users turn text into audio files in more than 90 languages. Narakeet offers both free and paid plans. Users have to sign up for a Narakeet account to access the platform and its features. Evaluation: Narakeet is a useful and time-saving tool that allows teachers to easily transform presentations into narrated videos. This can be a way to make learning materials more engaging and visual. It includes over 738 voices to choose from and 98 languages, so it is highly adaptable. However, since the voices are synthetic, they might sound somewhat robotic and unappealing at times. It could also be used to create assignments for students in which they are compelled to research a topic and deliver a presentation. However, this is not the right tool for teachers looking to improve their students’ pronunciation. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free without registration + premium options avialble

Website: https://www.narakeet.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

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

Modern, easy-to-navigate

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?

Medium. Video Puppet Limited, the owner of Narakeet, collects data for different purposes, among which marketing, together with gathering cookies. For that, it shares data with third parties, among which Amazon Web Services. Video Puppet Limited takes appropriate technical and organisational precautions to secure personal data. It mentions users’ rights to access, rectify, erase, and object to data processing. It 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)

Yes, users can upload any scripts or presentations and adjust the type of voice and animations.

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
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
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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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