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

Flickr

A tool to store, organise and share pictures. Groups/communities can be established so that images can be shared among members.

Evaluation: A very useful tool for personal as well as pedagogical use. A group can be created for your class so that each student can access the pictures online without the teacher having to make and distribute copies of the images every time. Basic IT skills required for its use.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium features

Website: http://www.flickr.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Image sharing
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Language skills
  • Reading
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple, user-friendly
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 Multilinguality: English + 7 other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (users choose who to share photos with, if they want to share them at all)
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: Medium
Collaboration: Users can collaborate to collect images together.
Communication: Comments can be made on each picture.

Technical requirements

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

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

A digital story – travelling
Biography