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

Edmodo

An educational website which allows teachers to share materials with students, give quizzes, have students collaborate on projects, give grades, etc. A social media platform where teachers can meet other teachers, and share/exchange their knowledge and resources.

Evaluation: A great tool for course organisation, facilitation of activities, assessing and grading. An excellent alternative to Moodle, especially for primary and secondary education. Parents also have a limited access to its contents, which allows all the participants of this teaching-learning process to be actively involved and up-to-date. Average IT skills required for its use.
 
Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.edmodo.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Blogging
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and clear
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High (It takes a little time to learn how to use it, but afterwards proves highly efficent for organizing material, courses, grading students´work, assigning homework etc.)
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, French, German, Turkish, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Chinese and Japanese
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?) High

Interactivity

Engagement: Can be made very engaging depending on the content and interactions you create.
Collaboration: The posts and comments can be utilised to promote collaboration on a discussion but not as effective to enhance collaborative projects.
Communication: High.

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, iOS
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
 

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

A “Getting to know you” diagnostic activity
Spot the difference