en  fr  de
  1. Home
  2.  > 
  3.  > 
    Inventory of ICT tools

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


A social networking tool for taking photographs with effects, available only for mobile devices. Photos can be tagged and have captions. You can follow other users and get notifications of their photo updates on your Instagram account. Users can comment on each others’ photos. Photos can be shared through other social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Registration required.

Evaluation: Commonly used for social networking by teenagers and by celebrities to reach their audiences. Users need to be familiar with privacy settings before posting any content. No special IT knowledge required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.instagram.com/



Principal function(s)
  • Image sharing
  • Social networking
Type of interaction
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
  • Writing


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and intuitive use
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English + more than 20 languages available
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Low; users need to get familiar with the privacy settings before use
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low


Engagement: High (Allows users to see social activities of others )
Collaboration: High (Tags can be used to collaboratively collect photos of the same topic, or
Communication: You can comment on each other’s photos.

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Android, Windows phone
Other tech requirements: Camera
Only registered users can add reviews.

Example(s) of how teachers/students use this tool

Digital travel journal

Latest addition

ReadWriteThink (Educational platform)

ReadWriteThink is an educational platform for teachers, students and parents. It is a resource sharing website from the USA National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and covers a variety of schoo... view details

This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission