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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): News aggregators

Flipboard allows teachers and students to create their own online magazines by gathering news, stories, and different social media content. After signing in, the tool displays different images on the home page depending on the topics of interest the user has subscribed to. Moreover, one may browse and find content in different languages and share this content, as well as create shared magazines. Evaluation: Flipboard is a user-friendly tool, with an easy interface and a simple design. It is useful for helping the teacher find interesting texts to read, and in addition to sharing these with students, the tool can also be used for collaborative work, with students creating magazines they can then share with the rest of the class.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://flipboard.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work


  • Reading


  • Website/other users 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?

Low. Flipboard collects user data such as online identifiers (IP address, cookie IDs, and device ID) and shares it with or sells it to third parties for targeted advertising on and off Flipboard. Users are allowed to opt out of this policy of data selling. Flipboard mentions the use of standard security measures. It does not explicitly state compliance with the GPDR, but it mentions user rights specific to the EU’s legal framework. 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?

Not for the browser version, it is required just for the app version

Compatibility/ Operating System

Mac / Windows / Android / 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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