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

Blabberize

A tool that lets you speak through a picture. Any picture can be uploaded and an area selected to be the ‘mouth’. This ‘mouth’ will move and act like a real mouth at the same time as the recorded voice is being played.

Evaluation: Very simple, user-friendly, creative and fun to use. Teachers can use Blabberize to encourage students to speak in class (less threatening and more fun to speak through a cartoon). With its creative visuals, this tool could be very engaging for primary and secondary school students. Very basic IT skills required for its use.
 
Cost: Free without registration

Website: http://blabberize.com

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation

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: Interface only in English
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

Engagement: Very fun and engaging

Technical requirements

Installation required? no
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Other tech requirements: microphone, speakers