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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): Image banks

Pixabay is a website and an app that offers more than 1.4 million copyright-free images but also many videos and music that you can download for free. All contents can be used for all purposes and are available without a need to give credit to the artists or ask for their permission. Images and videos can be downloaded in different sizes. Evaluation: A useful tool for finding great pictures and videos that are not subject to copyright and can be used for classes and presentations.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://pixabay.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work



  • Website/other users 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. Pixabay gathers personal information (names, dates of birth, and email addresses) necessary for the operation of the service, including data voluntarily provided by users. It also collects cookies, among which some for targeted advertising, which can be nonetheless turned off. While its privacy policy mentions the storage and processing of data in various countries, it does not provide specific details about security measures in place to protect user data. Pixabay’s privacy policy references obtaining consent when necessary, such as for direct marketing purposes, and informs about the right to opt-out of marketing communications. It also mentions users' rights, including the right to access, rectify, delete, or restrict their data processing. Pixabay 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)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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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