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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

goo.gl

A tool that shortens your URLs and makes them easier to share. You can use it for free and even without registering. The only thing you have to do is copy and paste your link in the Your original URL here box and click Shorten URL. Once created, your link won’t expire unless it has to be removed for spam, privacy, or legal reasons.

Evaluation: Easy and useful. You can use the goo.gl website or install it as an extension to your Chrome browser.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://goo.gl/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Url shortener
Type of interaction
  • Individual work

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): n/a
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Low
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low

Interactivity

Engagement: n/a
Collaboration: n/a
Communication: n/a

Technical requirements

Installation required? No (Web-based)
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
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Storymaker (Create narratives)

Storymaker is a tool developed by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Grable Foundation. With it students can write their own stories using characters, scenarios, objects and some pre-written text. Cha... view details

 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission