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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

Analyze My Writing

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

Analyze My Writing is an online text content and readability analyser. By copying a text into the homepage, users can visualise extensive information about the text, including the word and character count and length, the readability of a text, and more. It also provides useful articles and references for information on readability and lexical density. Evaluation: A free-to-use and valuable tool to gather data about a text. A useful function is to create a word cloud with the most used words or even Cloze tests that measure students’ reading skills and their level of expertise regarding a topic. Analyze my Writing is mainly thought for texts in English, but it might be used for other languages as well. It is overall an easy-to-use, completely free tool that does not gather any personal data or cookies.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.analyzemywriting.com/index.html

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Easy-to-use, slightly old-fashioned

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.

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

High (?). Users do not need to sign up or introduce personal data. It does not collect any personally identifiable information or cookies. However, the privacy policy lacks information on many relevant parameters. See more here.

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)

Low. There are no options for personalisation.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No. There is only a website version.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android.

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
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

 


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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