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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): Slide presenting

Sway, a Microsoft Office product, is a tool for creating presentations and newsletters. Users can generate content directly from a document or by introducing a topic, for example, "food". In addition, it allows users to mix designs and layouts randomly to achieve different looks. Evaluation: Sway is user-friendly and offers many editing options. It is especially appropriate for teachers and learners seeking to innovate and to give a different look to their classroom presentations.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://sway.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Writing


  • 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

Numerous languages

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

Medium. Sway does not use user data for anything other than providing users with its services. As a service provider, they do not scan email, documents, or Sways for advertising or non-service-related purposes. On the platform, users can control who can visualise their content by setting it as public or private. Sway has different security measures in place, among which is encryption. Also, it stores data of users of the EU within the Union. In the past, there have been privacy concerns regarding Microsoft’s privacy policies but it does state compliance with the GDPR. See more here, here and 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, just for the app.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Mac / Windows / iOS

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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