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

Prezi

A tool that enables the making of creative online presentations. Free version can store a few presentations and can be accessed, but not downloaded, on any device. Discounts available when signing up with a school email address.

Evaluation: A nice tool for students who are visual learners or enjoy using high-tech presentation tools. For free use teachers and students need to be verified by a school issued email.
 
Cost: Free public account + Paid premium plans

Website: https://prezi.com/prezi-for-education/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Speaking
  • Writing

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: Medium: conventional power point is much simpler and faster if you’re new to using Prezi
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: English + 9 other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (you can limit access to your material)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, published presentations can be downloaded as a PDF file. The application itself only works on the Web
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: High (when being presented)
Collaboration: High (works just like Google Presentation; users can synchronously edit)
Communication: Low

Technical requirements

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

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

A trailer-based project