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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): BookmarkingVirtual pinboards

Pearltrees is a digital curation tool that helps organise, discover, and share online content in the form of pearls arranged in customisable collections called trees. Users can add web content to their Pearltrees account by dragging and dropping URLs, files, photos, and notes into their collections. They can then organise these items visually, connect related content, and share their collections with others. Pearltrees was developed by Patrice Lamothe and others in 2009. Pearltrees offers free and paid versions, together with an educational mode. It requires creating an account and logging in for its use. Evaluation: Pearltrees is a valuable tool for teachers and students to gather and organise content from the internet and share it with their network. It can also be used for team projects. Pearltrees is a visual tool somewhat similar to Padlet or Taskcards. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid subscription

Website: https://www.pearltrees.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


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


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

Medium. Pearltrees collects a range of personal data for different purposes, among which is marketing. This information includes contact details (login, email, password, name/surname), usage and connection data (IP address, date and time of access, operating system, connection type, mobile terminal type), information processed via cookies and tracking technologies, and social network data. Pearltress’ privacy policy mentions taking precautions to preserve user data security and confidentiality. Pearltrees acknowledges users’ rights to update, correct, or delete their data directly in their accounts. Pearltrees does not state compliance 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)






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


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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 different languages. 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 in English, French, Japanese, Italian, German, and Spanish. Playphrase is free to use and does not require setting up an account for use. ... View details

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