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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

Vocaroo

Principal function(s): Audio recording

Vocaroo is a web-based platform for recording and sharing voice messages online. Users can record audio using their device's microphone, which can then be shared via a unique URL or embedded in websites and emails. Vocaroo is free to use and does not require users to sign up for an account. Users can simply visit the website and start recording audio immediately. Evaluation: Vocaroo is a very straightforward and useful audio recording service that can be used by both teachers and students. In addition to recording and sharing, it also provides a web link or code to embed a recording into a webpage or blog. It also allows emailing or downloading a recording to a device. It is probably the easiest existing tool for audio recording since no registration is required. One disadvantage to Vocaroo is that it does not provide permanent storage, and so recordings expire after a few months. If the file created is meant to be used longer than that, it should be downloaded and saved into a computer.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://vocaroo.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Speaking

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward.

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

Over 15 languages.

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

High. Vocaroo only collects email addresses and mobile numbers when users register or log in to a Vocaroo account. It might also collect IP addresses and web browser details in server log files, but only when necessary for debugging purposes. It uses this data to manage accounts and send news and updates, in case users opt-in to this. Through its mailing list, Vocaroo sends occasional information regarding updates or new features. It also collects cookies for the purpose of keeping users signed in and storing account data. Vocaroo stores data with well-known cloud storage providers located within the European Union. It warns users that Vocaroo has not been designed to share highly private or confidential audio since the short, shareable, nature of the links does not provide the highest degrees of security required for confidential purposes. Vocaroo acknowledges users’ rights to access, modify or correct personal data. Vocaroo implicitly states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

No, files expire after a few months.

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)

High

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

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

TaskCards (Virtual pinboard for content creation/sharing and for collaborative working)

TaskCards is a GDPR-compliant digital platform which was specifically created for educational purposes. It helps create and manage virtual pinboards, i.e. canvases where content can be uploaded and shared. Users can create and customise their pinboards by attaching text, images, videos, links and files, together with changing their background and much more. The privacy settings of these pinboards - or parts of a pinboard - can later be modified. TaskCards offers a free limited version that allows users to have up to 2 pin boards. While teachers have to register to create pinboards, learners can access them directly via link or QR code. TaskCards is developed by the German firm dSign Systems GmbH.... View details

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