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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): Blogging

A simple, free, blogging, flexible, and tailorable Google-owned platform. Users can customise backgrounds, images, text fonts, and text colours. It involves various features from other Google tools, so it may seem a little complicated at first. Users can easily attach files of any type to blog entries. A Google account is required for its use. Evaluation: Blogger is one of the most widely used and popular blogging and publishing platforms available. As regards educational settings, it is an excellent tool to bolster the writing skills and opinion-sharing of pupils. For this goal, Blogger can be used by both teachers and students. As with any other blogging tool, interaction is possible through the commenting function, which makes it perfect for asynchronised group work. Bear in mind that, as with any blogging tool, the final product is visible to all Internet users. This is a serious privacy concern with underage students. Average IT skills are a prerequisite for using Blogger.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://www.blogger.com/home


Best practice

Writing prompts


Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Website/other users supply
  • You 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

English and at least 50 other languages

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

Medium, as in other Google-owned tools. It collects cookies, personal data, and tracks users' activities for purposes of advertising and marketing. See 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)

Medium. Respecting community guidelines, users can post about any kind of content and can edit their texts according to many features.



Depends on how many videos and pictures are included.


The comment function should serve for a collaborative task


Same as above

Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux

Other technical requirements


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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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