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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): Marking and feedback

A simple website for the creation and sharing of assessment criteria (rubrics). There are ready-made rubrics for different topics (e.g. Reading, Writing, Math, Art, etc.) but users can also create their own rubrics from scratch. Rubrics are printable and can be saved in one's account. All users need to do is write the content in the table provided. Evaluation: An easy way to create a rubric without having to create a table in a word file. A great time-saver if users can find already existing rubrics that suit your particular needs. Some ideas on possible evaluation of students are already given, which makes the grading process easier for teachers. Minimal IT skills are required for its use. Why not get your students to create their own rubric according to how their own work will be assessed?

Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work



  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple, a bit plain

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 Spanish

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

High. Rubistar only requires users to provide an email account. All information it collects is kept confidential and so not sold or traded to other agencies or organisations. It also uses cookies to aid in the user interface. This includes tracking login status and temporary storage or customised rubric content. It does not store records of individual site use or browsing preferences. RubiStar is free and supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, hence does not operate with commercial purposes. Rubistar 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

Windows, ...

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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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