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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): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers

Sendsteps is a voting tool that can be used during lectures to interact with students. Teachers add questions to slides and, during the presentation, the audience is invited to respond using their devices. They can ‘vote’ on multiple choice questions or type in answers to open questions. Responses are received (anonymously or not) via SMS or the Internet and are published in real-time on the presenter's screen. Results can be downloaded after the presentation. Free for an audience of up to 20 people. Evaluation: Sendsteps is accessed via the PowerPoint toolbar, where users can select the option to add a vote or message slide. The questions and answers are created in PowerPoint and inserted as slides into the PowerPoint deck. The audience can respond to a question by either texting a number, tweeting with a specified hashtag, or submitting an answer on the Sendsteps website using a code. Responses are recorded via the online Sendsteps platform and automatically fed back to the presenter, who, depending on the type of question slide, can select which responses to publish, or reveal the results as a poll. Users must be connected to the internet to work with Sendsteps, and it is recommended that presenters have a second monitor set up to manage responses.

Cost: Free without registration + paid premium plan

Website: https://www.sendsteps.com/



Type Of Interaction

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



  • 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?

Low. Sendsteps collects various types of data but explains in its privacy policy that this is necessary for its legitimate purposes, among which is marketing. In its free version, it might share all types of collected data with third parties for promotion purposes. Sendsteps mentions the implementation of appropriate safeguards and security measures to protect user data. Sendsteps acknowledges the right to rectification and restriction of personal data, as well as the right to be forgotten. Sendsteps 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?

Not for the browser version, but yes for the PowerPoint add-in.

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


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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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