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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 creatorsWord cloud creators

AnswerGarden is a tool for collecting feedback, brainstorming ideas, or generating word clouds. Users submit short responses to a prompt, and the tool aggregates these responses to create a visual representation, i.e. a word cloud, displaying the most common answers. Teachers can use AnswerGarden in the classroom to conduct surveys quickly, gather feedback or facilitate discussions by circulating them as a URL or embedding them in a website or blog. AnswerGarden was developed by Creative Heroes, a Dutch design agency. It is free to use, with optional paid plans offering additional features. Users can participate without signing up or having an account, but creating an account allows for more control over the responses and access to additional features. Evaluation: AnswerGarden is an easy-to-use, valuable tool for sharing surveys, collecting feedback, or assessing knowledge of a certain topic. AnswerGarden works best with simple questions with one-word answers as there is a character limit of 20 or 40 characters, depending on the setting selected. As a drawback regarding other similar tools, word clouds do not update automatically. Instead, the presenter needs to click on refresh to see new answers. AnswerGarden does not require advanced IT skills - basic computer literacy is sufficient to use it effectively.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.answergarden.ch/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • You supply


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

Simple, slightly old-fashioned.

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. AnswerGarden gathers personally identifiable information (PII), such as email addresses and names, but only to provide its services. It employs cookies and shows personalised advertising, although users can opt out of this. It does not mention compliance with the GDPR. AnswerGarden’s privacy policy was reviewed for the last time in 2017. See more here.

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

Yes, but having an account is required to retrieve existing word clouds.

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, users can employ AnswerGarden for multiple purposes.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, AnswerGarden only has a browser version.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

Other technical requirements


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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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