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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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Excalidraw

Excalidraw is an interactive whiteboard tool that allows its users to easily create mind maps and diagrams. You can add different forms, change their colours and write texts. Users can also invite other people to work together on the same board. Users can download the finished board as an image file.

Evaluation: A great tool to use in class as a virtual whiteboard. It is a collaborative, user-friendly tool that is very practical for brainstorming activities.

Cost: Free without registration (premium versions available)

Website: https://excalidraw.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Low
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English, German, French, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Portuguese, Polish, Slovak, Fin
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High. For more information visit https://excalidraw.app/privacy-policy
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes. Data can be saved and exported in different formats.
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes. All changes are made by users.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: All operating systems
Other tech requirements:
 
 

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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