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

Glogster

An educational platform for presentation and interactive learning. It allows users to import different types of media on a virtual poster (audio, video, photographs). Teachers can manage all students’ projects on one platform. All the projects can be shared with other members to facilitate student interaction. A seven-day trial is free, for further use a paid account is required.

Evaluation: Glogster allows pupils to make posters/projects with audio clips, videos, drawings, images, etc. Their work can be shared using various social media sites such as Facebook, blogs, wikispaces, Twitter, etc. Average IT skills are required.
 
Cost: Free trial + Paid premium plans

Website: http://edu.glogster.com/

Categories

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

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Easy and straightforward
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 only
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: High
Collaboration: High
Communication: Messaging and giving comments are possible.

Technical requirements

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

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

Presentation – minority groups