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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 ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Powerschool

Principal function(s): Course management

PowerSchool is an interface for primary and secondary school teachers where they can use special tools for different parts of their teaching process. The planboard can be used for lesson planning as well as for managing the teacher’s schedule. Its digital curriculum functionality helps educators check for redundancies, inconsistencies, misalignments, weaknesses, and gaps in the curriculum as well as document their required components and the intended student learning outcomes. Moreover, the markboard helps educators with the evaluation of students and tracking their individual progress. Resources provide a chance for educators to share their insights and lesson plans with colleagues. Evaluation: PowerSchool is a useful tool for educators which accompanies and helps them in every step of the teaching process. It can also help them reduce the time spent on planning lessons and make the preparation of each lesson easier. Another valuable aspect is that it makes tracking the students’ progress much easier.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options available

Website: https://www.powerschool.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Modern, intuitive

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. PowerSchool only processes data according to instructions and contractual agreements with customers, but these include unique device identifiers, IP addresses, browser types and configurations, dates and times of usage, and service and cookie data. This data, which is rather extensive, is collected for fulfilling contractual obligations, complying with laws, and supporting customer services. Regarding security, PowerSchool commits to using commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect personal information. They undergo third-party certifications against industry security standards and hold ISO 27001 and SOC2 certifications. Concerning children privacy, PowerSchool states that children under 13 may only use their products with prior parental or educational institution consent. They clarify that consent for processing Customer Data is the responsibility of the educational institutions. PowerSchool mentions its commitment to complying with applicable data protection laws and aligning with best practices and international regulations, but does not elaborate upon GDPR. See more here..

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) 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)

Medium, the educator can use personalised templates and tweak colours, among others.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, can be accessed online

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

Other technical requirements


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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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