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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

Wordpress

Principal function(s): BloggingWebsite/app creators

A website/blog creation tool. Customisable with a variety of widgets and themes. Interface can be interactive or static depending on the purpose. Registration required. Evaluation: One of the most common web creation tools used to create a website/blog. One can make your sites private or public (which means that you can create a private website for your class). Free accounts enjoy limited customisability. Advanced IT skills are required.
If you want to know more about blogs, click HERE.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: http://wordpress.com/

  

Best practice

Writing prompts

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Reading
  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Slightly complex, with numerous functions

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

Low

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English + more than 20 other languages

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

Medium. Autmoattic, Wordpress’s developer, collects various types of personal information, including basic account information (e.g., email address, username) or public profile information, with the purpose of providing and improving their services but also marketing. It shares user information with subsidiaries, independent contractors, and third-party vendors that provide services to them or their users. Also, it utilises cookies and other technologies to track visitors, usage, access preferences, and email campaign effectiveness, although users can opt out of this. Automattic states that working hard to protect user information against unauthorised access or use. On Wordpress, users can limit the information they provide, limit access to information on mobile devices, opt out of marketing communications, set their browsers to reject cookies, and opt out of internal analytics programs through user settings. Automattic acknowledges users’ right to access, rectify or erase their data. Wordpress states 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)

Medium

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, 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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