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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

Google Meet

Principal function(s): Video conferencing

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool for hosting virtual meetings, conferences, and online classes. Users can initiate or join video meetings through the Google Meet website or app. Meetings can be scheduled in advance or started instantly, and participants can join via a meeting link or dial-in number. During meetings, participants can share their screen, present slides, chat, and collaborate in real time. Meeting hosts can pin, mute or remove participants. Google Meet was developed by Google LLC. Google Meet is free to use for anyone with a Google account, although participants can join meetings without signing up or having an account. Evaluation: Google Meets is a useful tool for educators in hybrid or distance learning settings to meet online with their students, or for groups of students to work together. However, it is not the most privacy-friendly videoconferencing tool in this inventory (see the “Respect for privacy” section for more information). It is easy to use and has an intuitive interface, so basic IT skills should suffice.

Cost: Free with registration + premium options available

Website: https://meet.google.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Simple, 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


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

Medium/low. Google is well known for using user data for advertising and marketing purposes. However, Google Meets does offer a high degree of data security, which is key for holding online conversations. Google allows users to download their user data. It does not state compliance with the GDPR. Other more privacy-friendly options would be Jitsi or BigBlueButton. See more about Google Meet’s privacy policy

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?

No; it can be accessed online

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

Other technical requirements

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Principal Functions
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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