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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


Principal function(s): Mind mapping

MindMeister is an online mind-mapping tool that enables users to visually organise, brainstorm, and collaborate on ideas and concepts. Users can create mind maps by adding branches, nodes, and connections to represent relationships between ideas or elements. MindMeister offers various features such as text formatting, icons, images, attachments, and collaboration tools to enhance the visual representation of ideas. MindMeister was developed by a software developing team based in Munich, Germany. It offers both free and premium plans. Users have to sign up for a MindMeister account to create and edit mind maps, and collaborate with others. However, viewers can access shared mind maps without signing up for an account. Evaluation: MindMeister is a valuable tool for users to create mind maps, brainstorm and collaborate. It can bolster creativity, organisation, and collaboration by providing a visual framework for capturing and structuring ideas. It is adaptable since it allows students to change basic elements, such as fonts or colours, and add icons, comments, and notes. With the free plan, users cannot export the final results but print them directly from the web. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium and educational plans

Website: https://www.mindmeister.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work



  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Visual, user-friendly.

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


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

English and 12 more

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

Medium. Mindmeister collects personal data but stores it mainly in Germany. It employs user data for marketing purposes, among others, and shares it with third parties for processing. Its privacy policy states different user rights, among which the right to access, erasure or rectification of data. Mindmeister complies with the GDPR. See more here.

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


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, users can use the tool for several purposes.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

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


You supply
Website/other users supply


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

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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