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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): Autonomous learningNews aggregators

Netvibes is a personalised dashboard that allows users to monitor users’ content of interest. Users can create their own dashboards of information from different websites (e.g. news sites, blogs, social media, etc.). The service is also available on mobile devices. Registration is required. Evaluation: A practical platform to keep track of resources from multiple websites on a single platform. Students and/or teachers can access materials in their target language easily and organise them (e.g. language-learning sites, online dictionaries etc.). It can be an easy, engaging and efficient way to promote autonomous learning. Basic IT skills are required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://www.netvibes.com/en



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Reading


  • Website/other users 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

Available in 81 languages

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

Medium. Netvibes, owned by Dassault Systèmes (3DS) collects different types of data for purposes of communication, marketing, and improving user experience). It collects cookies and shares information with third parties, including targeted advertisements. Netvibes’ privacy policy states that 3DS maintains technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. It also mentions that users can exercise their rights (e.g., access, rectify, delete) by logging into their accounts or by submitting requests. Netvibes’ privacy policy complies 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, but it requires creating an account.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

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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