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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

PickerWheel

Principal function(s): Game appsPoll and survey creators

Pickerwheel is an online tool that allows users to create and customize spinning wheels for random selection. These wheels can be used for a variety of purposes, including making decisions or selecting from the items at random. Users can enter different options or choices into the wheel, and then they can spin it to let chance decide the outcome. The choices can be images, not just words, numbers or phrases. There is also a shuffle function. Evaluation: Pickerwheel is a simple and valuable tool for educators to use in the classroom. It can help make decisions, such as randomly selecting students or topics. Pickerwheel can be engaging since it adds thrill to the classroom dynamic. It can be used in a physical classroom or an online session. It can be used for creating activities and games. It does not require any advanced IT skills.

Cost: Free + premium options available

Website: https://pickerwheel.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Simple, easy to use

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. Pickerwheel keeps personal data for the time necessary for the provision of the platform and services or until the user decides to close their account. It uses personal information for providing services, marketing, and more. This is explained in a transparent way. Cookies are collected only after user consent, which can be withdrawn. The policy explains the rights users have, such as access, rectification, deletion, and objection to processing. Picker Wheel describes its security measures, including the use of SSL encryption. Picker Wheel complies with regulations regarding the protection of the personal data of minors and states that it does not collect information from anyone under 13 years of age. It also complies with the GDPR. 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)

Yes, users can introduce any type of word or sentence

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, available in the browser.

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

 


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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