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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): Slide presenting

Lumen5 automatically creates slideshow videos based on text. Users can write their own pieces, starting from scratch, or you can make the tool capture text directly from a URL. If they decide to use the suggestions from the tool, the artificial intelligence will “read” the text and offer matching images to compose a video. Evaluation: Lumen5 can be useful to promote writing and vocabulary learning in activities that require presentations, for instance. It allows users to quickly create professional-looking videos that can be shared online or shown in class.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options

Website: https://lumen5.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Writing
  • Vocabulary


  • 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. Lume5 collects personal data when signing up and employs cookies, although the latter can be to some extent controlled. This is done for purposes of account management, customer support, advertising, analytics, security, and compliance with legal requirements. Lumen5 emphasizes its commitment to safeguarding the confidentiality of personal information. It also states 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)

Yes. The tool suggest an automated solution for your video, yet you can edit it as you like, adding your prefered pictures or chunks of text, or editing





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC

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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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