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 'Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning' (ICT-REV) project of the European Centre for Modern Languages project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Animoto

A video making tool. Users upload pictures or movies, choose a theme and background music. A short video album can be made within 5 minutes. You can add short texts to slides. The videos created during the trial hold a watermark.

Evaluation: A user-friendly video maker. Convenient for assigning creative projects such as storytelling. It encourages creativity and the possibility of adding captions may also enhance students’ writing skills. Average IT skills are prerequisite for using Animoto. Why don’t you try using it for end-of-school projects?
 
Cost: Free trial + Paid

Website: http://animoto.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Video record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and colorful.
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: Captions can by typed in different languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
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?) Medium

Interactivity

Engagement: Has several sample videos under “how people use Animoto” which are quite engaging and high quality.

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: iPad, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
 

Example(s) of how teachers/students use this tool

Creating a novel-based ‘movie trailer’
A digital story – travelling
Biography