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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): File sharing/syncing

PBworks is a collaborative workspace platform designed for collaboration, communication, and effective project management. It offers a suite of tools including wikis, document management, project tracking, and real-time collaboration features. Users can create customisable workspaces for storing, sharing, and collaborating on documents, tasks, and ideas. In its free version, a PBwork unit allows up to 100 students to use it. Signing up for a PBworks account is required to create workspaces, but students can be added without having an e-mail. Evaluation: PBworks is a useful collaborative tool that can foster teamwork. It can serve the purposes of managing projects, assessing student performance, and communicating with students on one single platform. Average IT skills are required for its use.

Cost: Free with registration+ paid premium plans

Website: http://pbworks.com/


Best practice

Wiki warm-up - training activity
Business trip to a foreign country
Seedcorn storytelling
Writing letters to pen pals


Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work



  • You supply


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

Straightforward, slightly old-fashioned

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium, high learning curve

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English only

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

Medium. PB Works gathers personal information such as email addresses, full names, and billing information. It also collects cookies and displays third-party advertisements on its website. Importantly, users can decide to set their virtual space as private, limiting access. It mentions implementing reasonable security measures to protect user data. It allows users to edit data through their profiles on the site, providing user control. PB Works 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?


Compatibility/ Operating System


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 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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