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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

Padlet

Principal function(s): BookmarkingVirtual pinboards

Padlet is a digital collaboration tool that works as a virtual canvas for users to create, share, and collaborate on various content types, including text, images, videos, links, and files. Users can create customisable digital walls, or "padlets," where they can post and organise content in a visual and interactive format. Its privacy settings (public, private, etc.) allow users to manage their audience. Padlet offers both free and premium plans, with the free version allowing people to have a maximum of 3 padlets. While signing up for a Padlet account provides users access to additional features and storage options, it is not required to use the basic functionalities of the platform. Padlet was developed by Padlet Inc. Evaluation: Padlet is a valuable tool for collaborative projects since users can upload and share several files. Teachers can use it to gather important information and files for a course, while students can use it for team projects. Among many other useful features, Padlet allows managing who can and cannot post and edit the board. The password-protected wall for limited access is a particularly useful feature in educational contexts as it allows teachers to keep the contents private and thus protect their students’ privacy. A colourful and modern interface and design make Padlet appealing for blended teaching environments with students of any age. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium features

Website: https://padlet.com/

  

Best practice

A trailer-based project
Sherlock Holmes project

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Intuitive, easy to navigate

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

Interface in 29 languages

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

High. Padlet collects personal, among which contact information and the content posted on the service, information to provide its services, refraining from using it for marketing purposes. Padlet does not sell or rent personal information to any third party for any purpose. It also does not display advertisements. Padlet makes it clear that information on public profiles and public padlets can be viewed by others, while this can be hidden in private or password-protected padlets. The platform’s privacy policy mentions maintaining administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information from loss, theft, unauthorised use, disclosure, or retrieval. Padlet acknowledges users' right to request the correction and deletion of personal information, as well as the ability to opt out of marketing messages or product notifications. Padlet 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)

Yes, users can use Padlet for a variety of purposes and the platform can be greatly adapted.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements

None


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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

 


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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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