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

Biteslide

A web-based platform for creative presentations and projects. No installation necessary and easy to use for both teachers and students. The free basic account allows teachers to create a single classroom for up to thirty students. Students can create projects using pictures, video-clips etc. and share them with others.

Evaluation: Very easy for teachers to manage projects and students. Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils due to its colourful interface. Suitable for collaborative projects. Average IT skills are prerequisite for using Biteslide.
 
Cost: Free trial + Paid

Website: http://www.biteslide.com

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Colorful and fun, perfect for use in elementary/comprehensive school.
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: Engaging with creative functions.
Collaboration: Does not allow for collaboration (one presentation for one user).
Communication: Other users can comment on the presentation.

Technical requirements

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

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

Digital travel journal