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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

Simpleshow Videomaker

Principal function(s): Slide presentingVideo recording/creating

Simpleshow Videomaker is a tool for creating animated explainer videos. Users can create videos by selecting a template, adding text, images, and audio narration, and then customising the animation style and transitions. They can also upload videos or presentations to be used as a foundation for an explainer video with the help of AI. Simpleshow offers a limited free version, and requires sign up for use. It was developed by Simpleshow AG. Evaluation: Simpleshow Videomaker is a handy tool for teachers to create engaging and informative videos and convey knowledge in an interactive way through explainer videos. A possible assignment using Simpleshow Videomaker would be asking students to create an animated explainer video with a voiceover on a specific topic. A great advantage of explainer videos is that they have to be created only once, but can later be used unlimited times. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://videomaker.simpleshow.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Speaking


  • 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

English and German

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

High. Simpleshow Videomaker collects personal data such as names, addresses, or email addresses. However, this is not shared with third parties. Also, the tool uses cookies to optimise information and the running of its website, but these can be disabled through internet browser settings. Simpleshow Videomaker implements various technical and organisational measures to protect personal data, which is processed and stored for only as long as necessary, and then deleted or blocked. Simpleshow Videomaker acknowledges users' right to request access to their stored personal data, correct, block, delete, or restrict processing, exercise data portability, and withdraw consent. Simpleshow Videomaker 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)





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, it is accessible through a web browser.

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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 different languages. 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 in English, French, Japanese, Italian, German, and Spanish. Playphrase is free to use and does not require setting up an account for use. ... View details

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