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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

Symbaloo is an online based platform that allows users to organize, categorize and store their preferred or most visited websites on one page. Similar to a browser’s homepage, it enables saving often visited websites or pages with content one wishes to check later. Evaluation: Unlike a regular homepage of a browser, Symbaloo allows one to categorize and create pages with bookmarked websites, according to their content. For instance, one can list all your “News” websites on one side of the screen and on the other all your preferred “Shopping” websites. Symbaloo is quick and easy to use and its layout is more easily searchable than a regular browser homepage.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium options

Website: https://www.symbaloo.com/



Type Of Interaction


  • Reading


  • 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

English, Spanish and Dutch

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

Medium. Symbaloo collects personal information, including names, email addresses, countries, and languages. Its privacy policy clearly states that this information is collected for the operation, support, and improvement of their products and services, together with user customisation and communication. It also gathers cookies for different purposes, among which marketing, and shares some information with third parties for reasonable purposes. To some extent, users can manage cookies. Symbaloo has put into place diverse security safeguards, including encryption and access controls. It also mentions that users can delete their data through their account settings. Symbaloo does not state compliance with the 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)

High. Users can bookmark any website into Symbaloo





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, 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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