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

Juice

An online podcast aggregator which allows users to import and manage podcasts from various sites in one place. Supports multiple media players. Installation needed, completely free.

Evaluation: A great tool for teachers to collect authentic material for listening exercises (e.g. from radio stations in target language): radio debates as a basis for classroom discussions, weather forecasts, songs etc. Average IT knowledge required for its use.

If you want to know more about what podcasts are and how to use them, click HERE.

To see how other teachers use blogs, check out our Moodle community HERE (registration is free).
 
Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Podcast aggregator
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Pronunciation

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and intuitive use
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 + other 15 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?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Other tech requirements: None
 
 
 

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

Podcast based activity