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

Padlet

Padlet is an online collaborative platform that allows users to share files, pictures, videos and audio on a dashboard. Elaborated privacy settings (public, private, etc.) allow users to manage their audience. Registration required.

Evaluation: A great tool for teachers to create their own dashboard where they can share relevant content with their students. Among many other useful features, Padlet allows management of who can and cannot post and edit the board. The password-protected wall for limited access is a particularly good feature in educational contexts as it allows teachers to keep the contents private and protect their students’ privacy. Colorful and modern interface and design make Padlet very appealing for blended environment teaching with students of any age.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium features

Website: https://padlet.com/

Categories

Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Reading
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Colorful and modern looking
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:
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (privacy settings allow for many possibilities for sharing and/or keeping private your page)
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
 
 
 

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

A trailer-based project
Sherlock Holmes project