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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): Virtual Exchange

Flipgrid is an interactive video sharing platform for educational use. Teachers create a group on their profile which their students then join. They then can post different discussion topics which students can respond to in the form of short videos of up to 5 minutes. Students can also reply to one another, creating a wider discussion. Flipgrid Inc. is a Microsoft subsidiary. It offers both free and paid versions, with the free version providing basic features. Signing up for an account is required. Evaluation: Flipgrid is a valuable and easy-to-use tool with a straightforward interface. Flipgrid can be very helpful for distance or hybrid learning arrangements, and it can foster engagement and collaboration. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://flipgrid.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates


  • Speaking


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Straightforward, intuitive

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. Flipgrid collects personal, device and usage information. However, it does not use this data to market or advertise non-Microsoft products or services, or to track and target advertisements on third-party websites or services. It shares some data with third parties with the purpose of analysing cookies. Flipgrid uses security measures, although these are not specified. Flipgrid does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, login required.

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)

Yes, teachers provide the discussion topic and students respond.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

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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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