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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

Plectica

Principal function(s): Mind mappingPoster/infographic creators

Plectica is an online tool for making mind maps and diagrams. It is user-friendly and allows to easily organise and share information. Users can use mind maps and diagrams individually or share and work on them collaboratively. Information can be arranged in lists, columns or freely, and can be moved just by dragging. Users can relate cards to one another with an arrow. All changes are saved automatically. Evaluation: Useful tool for brainstorming in a class or smaller groups. It allows users to change fonts and colours, and to add comments, notes, images and other media. Mind mapping is a great strategy to keep track of and structure ideas, and Plectica is very suited for this purposed.

Cost: Free with registration + premium plans available

Website: https://beta.plectica.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Simple

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?

igh. Frameable, which owns Plectica, collects user information such as username, name, email, photo / avatar (optional), and the date the account was created. It does not allow users to see information from other users they are not working with, and does not share with, rent or sell user information to third parties. It collects cookies for the running of its services, and uses third-party tools that for analytics, communications, or improving customer experience. Plectica mentions reasonable security measures.. Plectica does not state compliance with the GDPR. See more 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. All mind maps are created by users.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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