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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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OpenBoard

Principal function(s): Course management

OpenBoard is an interactive whiteboard designed primarily for use in schools and universities. It allows teachers to create live content thanks to its built-in library of sounds, videos, images, shapes and animations, and it also has a built-in selection of applications such as Wikipedia, a calculator, an HTML editor and more. Users can upload their own content, make annotations and share webpages from a centralized platform.

Evaluation: This is a great tool to use in class and for teachers to engage with their students. OpenBoard offers a variety of options to make classes more interactive and to customize content as required.

Cost: Free

Website: https://openboard.ch/index.en.html

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Medium

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, German, Spanish, French and Italian

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

OpenBoard does not collect data from its users

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)

No

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, macOS and Linux

Other technical requirements


 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


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Write & Improve is a free online tool developed by the University of Cambridge to help English language learners improve their writing skills. Students choose their level and then receive a selection of writing tasks that match that level. Once the task has been submitted, the tool automatically assigns an appropriate grade and also gives feedback on the writing, which students can incorporate into the original text. Students can also create their own writing assignments.... View details


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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
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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