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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

Blabberize

Principal function(s): Audio recording

Blabberize makes it possible "to speak" through a picture, animating a picture by using recorded or uploaded audio. Users can upload pictures of people, animals, or objects, and designate any area as the "mouth". This "mouth" then moves and acts like a real mouth while the recorded voice is played, as if the person, creating a talking effect. Blabberize does not require users to sign up or have an account, offering a straightforward and accessible platform for creating animated talking images. Evaluation: Blabberize is a simple and fun-to-use tool. It can be used for various purposes such as creating educational content, storytelling, entertainment, or adding humour to presentations. For teachers, getting students to use Blabberize can encourage them to speak since it may be less threatening and more fun to do so through an image. With its creative visuals, this tool could be very engaging for primary and secondary school students. Very basic IT skills are required for its use.

Cost: Free without registration + paid options

Website: https://blabberize.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Speaking

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Simple, user-friendly

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?

Medium. Blabberize collects some user data, together with cookies, and shares them with third parties for various purposes, among which marketing and analytics. However, it claims to collect only the information necessary to provide its services. Blabberize emphasizes security but it does not go into detail about the specific measures in place. Blabberize states compliance with the GDPR for students based in the EU, mentioning user rights to access, correction, and deletion of data. 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. It is tailorable to the extent that any image can be used and any part of it be designated as the mouth.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux

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