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

Photopeach

A very simple slide show tool. It allows creating slideshows with up to 30 photographs, adding captions and background music to the photos. Slideshows can then be embedded in a blog or on Facebook or Twitter. Slideshows can be shared via social networking sites, embedded into websites or providing a link. Registration required.

Evaluation: A simple, user-friendly tool for making slideshows. It automatically adds zoom effect during slide presenting, adding a slightly professional “twist” to your slideshows.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://photopeach.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Slide presenting
  • Video record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
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

Technical requirements

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