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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): Bookmarking

A widely used social bookmarking site. It allows for highlighting and annotating websites. Users can create groups and communities with which to share bookmarked links. Other members can then easily comment on the links. Free teacher premium account on request. Evaluation: Highly useful for educators and learners since it allows annotating websites’ content. Users can highlight interesting parts of a website and pin post-its, which makes Diigo suitable for engaged reading. They can also create groups, invite other users and share sites. Basic IT skills are required for the use of Diigo.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://www.diigo.com/


Best practice

Diigo based task


Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work


  • Reading
  • Vocabulary


  • You supply


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

Straightforward, intuitive

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 only

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

Medium. Diigo collects user data such as e-mail addresses, RL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of request. It also saves annotations made by users on its servers. However, it does not record users’ browsing history or share users’ data with third parties. Third parties such as Google Analytics nonetheless collect cookies. There is little information about security on diigo’s privacy policy. However, its privacy policy has been updated to comply with the GDPR. 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)





Technical requirements

Installation required?

Compatibility/ Operating System

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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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