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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

Pitch

Principal function(s): Slide presenting

Pitch is a tool to create, edit, and share presentations, mainly focused on teamwork. Users can choose from many templates and customise them while importing content such as timelines, charts, icons, gifs, stickers, and images to create their slides. Other users can then collaborate in real-time and even turn on their cameras and communicate on the platform. They can also assign slides to people, add statuses to slides about different stages they are in (for example “to do”, “in progress” or “done”), write comments, add reactions, leave presentation notes, share the presentation and invite other participants. Pitch offers free and paid versions. It does not require logging in to visualise presentations but yes for creating or editing them. Pitch was developed by a team led by Christian Reber. Evaluation: Pitch is a valuable and versatile presentation tool that is especially suitable for teamwork. Its interface is intuitive and modern and the results look professional. While it does not target any specific language skills, it can be used to deliver presentations in class. For teachers, it could be useful to create a task where students create and deliver presentations in groups on specific topics, helping them acquire the required grammar and vocabulary constructions. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + premium options available

Website: https://pitch.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

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

User-friendly, modern

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium

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. Pitch gathers only the minimum amount of personal information necessary to provide its services. However, it collects cookies for different purposes, among which targeted advertisement. Pitch’s privacy policy states that appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place to protect user data from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. It also acknowledges users’ right to refuse data collection, adjust privacy settings, and manage cookie preferences. Pitch states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, presentations can be saved.

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 make their presentations using a wide range of template and functionalities.

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
Group/pair work - outsiders
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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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