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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

Book Creator

Principal function(s): Story creators

Book Creator allows users to create digital books by inserting text, audio and video materials, drawings, or photos from their own photo roll. Once the book is ready, it can be shared by email, file-sharing websites such as Dropbox, posted on the web, or published as an eBook or PDF file. Book Creator allows for collaborative digital book creation. Book Creator was developed by Tools for Schools, a software development company specialising in educational tools and applications. Evaluation: Book Creator is a colourful, original, and easy-to-use tool for students to create stories and thereby practise their language skills. It can help promote engagement and imaginative skills, together with encouraging autonomous learning. For educators, it can be useful to create interactive content such as textbooks or storybooks. Book Creator can also facilitate teamwork by allowing collaborative work. Users with basic computer skills can start using Book Creator without significant barriers. The tool's simplicity and user-friendly design allow beginners to get started quickly. All in all, Book Creator can be useful for language teaching and learning - the very platform provides guidelines on how to do that.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options

Website: https://bookcreator.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work



  • You supply


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

Straightforward, easy to use

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?

High. Book Creator claims to collect and process user data necessary to provide its services only, and it does not sell it to third parties. Student books are private by default, and the company employs industry best practices regarding security, including data encryption during transit and storage. However, it uses Google Cloud for data storage. It complies with GDPR. 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)

Yes, users can adjust the use of the tool to their needs.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, but creating an account is required.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

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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


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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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