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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): Story creators

ToonTastic is a storytelling app that allows users to turn their ideas into 3D cartoons. It offers ready-made characters and backgrounds that can be used and modified for animations. Students can also add their faces on characters to feature themselves in the stories. Users can then record their voices and narrate a story. There is also an option to add background music. With the app you can draw and animate your own characters and backgrounds as well. ToonTastic can be used for narrating stories, documentaries or creating science and school reports. Evaluation: ToonTastic is a useful tool that allows learners to use their creativity. It can be used for practising listening, writing and speaking skills as well as improving pronunciation. By creating and recording animated videos learners can practice languages while having fun.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Speaking


  • 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. Toontastic was developed by Google, which is well known for using user data for advertising and marketing purposes. However, it does offer a high degree of data security. Despite being designed mainly for children, there is not a specific privacy policy for Toontastic, so users should refer to Google’s general one. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes. Stories can be saved for the future use and edited.

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. You can draw your own characters and backgrounds.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


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


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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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