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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

CryptPad

Principal function(s): Collaborative writing

CryptPad is a free open-source collaborative document editor. It supports rich text, polls, whiteboards, and presentations, among others. One of the main advantages of this tool is that sharing a document is as simple as getting the shareable URL. Moreover, the built-in chat allows different editors to talk to each other in real time. It is therefore a great tool for teams to work together. It is not necessary to register in CryptPad to use it but doing it provides access to more options. Evaluation: Even though CryptPad is very similar to Microsoft tools such as Word or PowerPoint, this open-source app allows for a more collaborative environment while keeping data private. All content is encrypted and decrypted by your browser, which means that no one outside the session has access to information. The tool is available in many languages.

Cost: Free without registration, registration for more features

Website: https://cryptpad.fr/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, akin to programming interfacces

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

Available in 13 languages

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

High. CryptPad keeps data private through encryption and decryption. This means that documents, chats, and files are unreadable outside of the session where you are logged in, even for service administrators. It works with the principle of data minimisation. In this manner, in the event that the server is compromised, the database holds encrypted data that is not of much value to attackers. However, CryptPad lacks an extensive privacy policy and it does not mention compliance with the GDPR. See more here and 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 introduce the desired content and information.

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
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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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