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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): Digital whiteboards

Whiteboard.fi is a free online whiteboard tool for teachers to engage with their students both in the classroom or during a remote class. Each student with the code to joi receives a whiteboard where they can draw, write text or make notations. The teacher is able to see all of the students' whiteboards in real time and follow their progress. Students only see the teacher's whiteboard. Evaluation: Whiteboard.fi has a very simple interface and is a very easy tool to connect with students and make classes more interactive. It is especially suitable for extended remote learning. Users supply the content. One drawback is that the free version does not permit saving or reusing whiteboards or inserting PDFs.

Cost: Free + premium plans available

Website: https://whiteboard.fi/



Type Of Interaction

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


  • Writing


  • Website/other users supply
  • 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?

High. Whiteboard.fi collects various personal information such as user names, email addresses, teaching subjects, IP addresses, and images of what is drawn on the whiteboards. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to run Whiteboard.fi. It employs the services of third-party service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Upcloud to assist in providing access to the site. It also uses functional cookies necessary for the website to function. Importantly, student data that is created at the service without a student account, is removed when the teacher deletes the whiteboard session or removes the student from the session. For free users, the session length is limited to 2 hours whereafter the data is automatically deleted. Whiteboard.fi mentions reasonable security measures and stores data within the United States or the European Union, depending on the user's choice. It acknowledges users’ right to to, modifify, or delete personal data. Whiteboard.fi 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)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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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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