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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): File sharing/syncingNote taking

Evernote is a tool for collecting, storing, and organising information. Users can take notes, upload images, record audio, and organise files into folders and assign them tags. It can be used on up to two different devices in the free version, and all data gets synced automatically. Materials can easily be shared with other users. Evernote requires registration, both on browser and app versions. It was developed by Evernote Corporation. Evaluation: Evernote is a useful data-sharing and organising tool, allowing for the creation of groups and sharing of video, audio, and other files. Teachers can create shared units for classes and share educational materials, reminders, classroom calendars, and more. Evernote is also practical and useful for note-taking for research projects since users can organise notes into different notebooks, sync and tag notes for easy access and retrieval, and use an array of editing features. Average IT skills are required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://evernote.com/


Best practice

Creating sign language dictionary


Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work


  • Writing


  • You supply


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

Straightforward, 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 + 13 other languages (currently)

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

High. Evernote collects user data and cookies, although it does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. In principle, it does not collect data from users under 16 years old. Its privacy policy mentions reasonable security standards. Users' personal information can be deleted, corrected or updated on demand. It states 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)

Medium. Evernote has different features and allows attaching many kinds of files, so it is tailorable.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

Not for the browser version, yes for the app.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, 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


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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