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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

Factile

Principal function(s): Game apps

Factile is an online platform that allows teachers to create games in order to check students' progress and preview or review learning materials. Educators can either create their own jeopardy-style quiz or pick one from the thousands of pre-made game templates. When the game is played, the teacher clicks on right or wrong. Factile can be used for remote and/or in-person learning. It offers a free version. Evaluation: Evaluation: Factile is a user-friendly tool that can be easily integrated into any subject or course curriculum. It can make classes more engaging and fun, while still helping teachers assess students' understanding of old and new topics. Moreover, it is available in more than 5 languages. The free version allows users to create jeopardy-style games, with different options such as a buzzer mode, multiple choice, quiz bowl or memory game only in the paid-for version.

Cost: Free + premium options available

Website: https://www.playfactile.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary

Content

  • Website/other users 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, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Arabic

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

High. The policy states that it collects the minimum amount of data necessary to provide the service and improve it. Specifically, it mentions collecting email addresses, passwords, and payment information. It uses Google Analytics to analyse cookies but does not allow advertisement on its website. The policy mentions various security measures, including regular website scans for vulnerabilities, the use of SSL certificates, firewalls, and malware scanning. It complies with the COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) but does not mention the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, login required

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 can create jeopardy-style games from scratch

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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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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