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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): Timeline creators

Timelinely is a website that allows users to add any Youtube URLs and then edit videos by adding comments or media content such as links, Google Maps locations, videos, or images on the side. In this way, users can highlight interesting and important parts of the video or create interactive activities. Evaluation: Timelinely is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool. It is useful for highlighting important moments or phrases from Youtube videos and can be used to draw students’ attention to particular parts of the videos.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.timeline.ly/



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


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

High. Timelinely collects both non-personal (such as usage data and IP addresses) and personal information (such as names, email addresses, and billing information) to provide services that support the activities of Timelinely’s members, facilitate collaboration, and provide better service. It also uses cookies for various purposes, including saving passwords, delivering content specific to users' interests, and tracking visited pages. Users can modify browser preferences related to cookies. However, it does not sell, rent, or lease individual's personal information for marketing purposes. Timelinely claims to protect personal information using firewalls and other security measures. It mentions that users have the ability to update or delete their information. Timelinely 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)

Yes. All information is added by the user.





Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems

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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


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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