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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): Word cloud creators

EdWordle is a tool for creating and editing word clouds based on Wordle technology. The initial word clouds are generated by entering words or a text. Users can then re-font, re-colour, resize, move, rotate, add and delete words to create custom visualizations. Edwordle is free to play and does not require signing up or having an account. Evaluation: EdWordle is an easy-to-use and practical but also rich word cloud creator. It has a straightforward and intuitive interface and contains features to modify word clouds regarding their layout, size, colour, font, and more. One of Edwordle’s main benefits is that it allows a “neighbourhood-preserving” editing process, which keeps inserted words at predictable and close locations during and after the editing process. However, the word order can also be randomised.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.edwordle.net/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Writing


  • You supply


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

Intuitive, straightforward.

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 (?). Edwordle's website gathers cookies but does not ask for any personal data. There is no privacy section on its website, so it is difficult to assess. The fact that no personal data is required to use the platform raises little privacy concerns.

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

No. However, word clouds can be downloaded.

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)

Users supply the words to create the word cloud, so it is adjustable.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

Neither installation nor a user account are required.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, 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


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