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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 learningAudio recording

PodOmatic allows language teachers and students to browse and find podcasts from users all over the world. By registering for a free account, users can also upload audio or videos to create a podcast and share it on different social media, blogs, websites, etc. Evaluation: PodOmatic is an intuitive platform that offers open access to audio content in different languages published by other users. The quality of the audio may vary and there are no reviews, so it is necessary to check them first to determine whether they are appropriate for a specific group of learners. It is possible to use the PodOmatic online platform but also to download the user-friendly mobile app.

Cost: Free with registration (some features without login) + paid premium features

Website: https://www.podomatic.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Listening
  • Speaking


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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


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. PodOmatic collects various types of information, including personally identifiable information and non-identifying data. It also encourages podcast creators to provide additional optional information. PodOmatic gathers aggregated, non-personal information that may be shared for analysis and improvement of its services. Its privacy policy describes some of the security measures in place, such as secure passwords, encryption, and firewalls. PodOmatic acknowledges users’ right to access, correct, update, or delete their information through their accounts. PodOmatic does not explicitly state its compliance with the GDPR but includes a section on the rights of European residents under European data protection law. 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?

Only for the mobile app

Compatibility/ Operating System

Mac / Windows / 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


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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