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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): Marking and feedback

Rubistar is a tool for creating rubrics to assess student work. Users input criteria and performance levels, and Rubistar generates a rubric template. Also, Rubistar features pre-made rubrics for different topics (e.g. Reading, Writing, Math, Art, etc.). Rubrics created with Rubistar can be printed for classroom use and saved for later with an account. Rubistar also allows editing, duplicating, analysing, or deleting rubrics. Rubrics can be set as temporary or permanent, with temporary rubrics expiring in one week, and permanent ones being stored indefinitely. Finally, Rubistar assigns an ID number to each rubric, making them easier to locate. Rubrics are also assigned an ID number to find later. It can be used without creating an account, but sign-up allows easier access. Evaluation: Rubistar is a helpful tool for teachers to create their rubrics and facilitate assessing students’ performance. Also, it can be a great time-saver, especially if using existing rubrics posted by other users on the website. Sharing rubrics in advance with students can also help them better grasp what is being asked of them and evaluated, providing guidance. Finally, Rubistar provides an analysing feature to help teachers understand where students need more support. For example, if teachers realise that students make the most mistakes in a specific exercise, they can input students’ answers on Rubistar to comprehend the problem better and find solutions. Minimal IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Simple, slightly old-fashioned

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, Spanish

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

High. Rubistar only requires users to provide an email account. All information it collects is kept confidential and hence not sold or traded to third parties. It also uses cookies to aid operate the user interface, including login status tracking, temporary stored data or rubric content. Rubistar does not store records of individual site use or browsing preferences. It is free and supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, so it does not operate for commercial purposes. Rubistar does not state 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

All operating systems

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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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