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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): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers

Plickers allows teachers to conduct polls or tests with the class, without students having to use their own mobile devices. Teachers can prepare cards (“paper clickers”) and use their smartphone or tablet to scan the cards and do instant "checks for understanding" or conduct impromptu polls. Teachers can prepare activities in advance on the website and print out the cards, which are assigned to each student. The data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com, as the cards are scanned. Plickers is particularly useful in a setting where it is not suitable for students to use their own mobile devices in class. Depending on the type of activity planned, if students can use mobile devices, teachers might also consider using Kahoot. Evaluation: This is an extremely customizable tool which can be used, on both Android and iOS devices, for many different purposes e.g. to obtain feedback, test students’ knowledge on a specific topic, create quizzes, etc. It allows the whole class to participate in a novel and motivating manner, and the format of the cards means that students can answer the teacher’s questions discretely without their classmates knowing what their answers are.

Cost: Free + paid options

Website: https://www.plickers.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates



  • 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. Picklers claims to collect as little personal information about students as possible, but this includes student codes, IP addresses, session tokens, basic usage data, referrer information, user-agent information, and answers submitted to multiple-choice questions. However, it does not ask for more detailed personal information such as names, addresses, or photos. Plickers only collects and uses information about teachers and students as permitted by applicable School Agreements. That is, Plickers does not use, share or sell any student data for targeted advertising or any other non-educational purpose. Plickers employs commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Services. Moreover, users can access, amend, or delete their account information, as well as information about their students. Plickers states compliance with the GDPR. See more 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?

Yes, on iOS or Android devices

Compatibility/ Operating System

iOS, Android

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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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