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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): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers

Plickers is a classroom response system that uses printed paper cards with unique QR codes to collect and assess student responses. Teachers can ask multiple-choice questions, and students hold up their Plickers cards to indicate their answers. The teacher then scans the cards using a mobile device, and the responses are instantly recorded and displayed. In this way, students do not have to use their mobile devices, differentiating Plickers from other polling tools. Plickers was founded by educator Nolan Amy. It offers free and paid versions, and signing up for an account is required for use. Evaluation: Plickers is a valuable tool for teachers to conduct polls or tests in the classroom without students using their smartphones. It can be used to obtain feedback, conduct instant checks for understanding, create quizzes, etc. It allows the whole class to participate in a novel and motivating manner, and the format of the cards means that students can answer the teacher’s questions discretely without their classmates knowing their answers. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options available

Website: https://www.plickers.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • You supply


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

Straightforward, easy to use

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?

High. Picklers claims to collect as little personal information as possible, but this includes student codes, IP addresses, session tokens, basic usage data, referrer information, user-agent information, and answers submitted to multiple-choice questions. However, it does not ask for more detailed personal information such as names, addresses, or photos. That is, Plickers does not use, share or sell any student data for targeted advertising or any other non-educational purpose. It employs commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected. Moreover, users can access, amend, or delete their account information, as well as information about their students. Plickers states compliance with the GDPR. See more here and 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?

Yes, on iOS or Android devices

Compatibility/ Operating System

iOS, Android

Other technical requirements

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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 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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