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

PollEverywhere

A poll creator that allows viewing the results instantly. Respondents can answer the poll via web or mobile phones. Responses can be seen in real time on PowerPoint, Keynote or web. The data can be downloaded. 40 responses per poll with a free account. (With paid accounts, ranking and grading function is added.)

Evaluation: The basic plan is free. It allows an unlimited number of polls and up to 25 responses per poll. The free plan includes really great features: Live PowerPoint polls, web responding, widgets, Twitter, downloadable results, and more. It may be fun and engaging for students to see their poll responses in real time.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Polling
  • Question/answer management
Type of interaction
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Reading

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 only
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy:
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

Engagement: High
Collaboration: Low
Communication: Low

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatability/Operating System: iOS, Android, ...
Other tech requirements: None