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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

Simpleshow Videomaker

Principal function(s): Video recording/creating

Simpleshow Videomaker is a tool to create animated explainer videos for classes. Users can either employ Simpleshow's Explainer Engine to turn scripts into illustrated videos or you can upload their own presentations. Moreover, there is unlimited access to all illustrations, effects, background music tracks, and so on. Evaluation: Simpleshow is a tool for teachers to make classes more fun and interactive. Moreover, the free education account can be used to collaborate with a class (up to 50 students) or with other teachers. Very easy interface.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://videomaker.simpleshow.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Listening
  • Writing


  • 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 and German

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

High. Simpleshow Videomaker collects personal data such as names, addresses, or email addresses when users access specific services on the website. This data is processed based on legal obligations or to fulfill contracts between users and the company. The collection of personal data is generally voluntary, and users can decide which data to provide. It is not shared with third parties. Also, the tool uses cookies to optimise information and the running of its website. Users can disable cookies through their internet browser settings. Simpleshow Videomaker implements various technical and organisational measures to protect personal data processed through its website. Data is processed and stored for only as long as necessary, and then deleted or blocked. Simpleshow Videomaker acknowledges the right to request access to their stored personal data, correct, block, delete, or restrict processing, exercise data portability, and withdraw consent. Simpleshow Videomaker states compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, login required

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

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Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
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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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