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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): Crossword puzzle creators

EclipseCrossword is a tool that generates crosswords from a list of words and clues. The only thing that the user needs to do is enter the words or clues. The software then creates a crossword which contains them. Once installed, the tool can be used for classwork (to revise vocabulary and lesson content), or for websites and newsletters. Teachers can make use of the tool for class assignments, while webmasters could add a crossword to the website to make it more interactive. Editors of newsletters can also integrate a crossword into their publication to liven it up. Evaluation: EclipseCrossword tool has a simple interface, with clear instructions which are easy to follow.. It also has a comprehensive ‘Help’ link. Crosswords can be created quickly and easily and students can access them directly via web browser.

Cost: Free with installation

Website: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Vocabulary


  • 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?

High. EclipseCrossword collects and stores data shared by guests. It also employs cookies to operate the service, but only for necessary purposes, such as remembering users’ settings, or learning how people use the service so as to improve it. It does not employ cookies to track users outsideo f their services, nor it uses cookies to help a third party track or identify you. Any IP addresses and other internet connection details that get logged are deleted after they are no longer necessary to diagnose problems with the service. EclipseCrossoword does not share your personal information with anyone, unless required by law. User data is not used it to train any AI models. Users can ask to delete their user data. EclipseCrossword is operated by Green Eclipse in the State of Washington, United States, so regional laws apply. EclipseCrossword 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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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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