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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): BookmarkingVirtual pinboards

Padlet is an online collaborative platform that allows users to share files, pictures, videos, and audio on a dashboard. Elaborated privacy settings (public, private, etc.) allow users to manage their audience. The free version only allows people to have a maximum of three padlets. Registration required. Evaluation: A great tool for teachers to create their own dashboards where they can share relevant content with students. Among many other useful features, Padlet allows management of who can and cannot post and edit the board. The password-protected wall for limited access is a particularly good feature in educational contexts as it allows teachers to keep the contents private and thus protect their students’ privacy. A colourful and modern interface and design make Padlet appealing for blended teaching environments with students of any age.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium features

Website: https://padlet.com/


Best practice

A trailer-based project
Sherlock Holmes project


Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • You supply


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

Colorful and modern looking

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

Interface in 29 languages

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

High. Padlet mainly collects personal information to provide its services, among which account and contact information, or content posted on the service. It does not use this data for marketing purposes. Padlet does not sell or rent personal information to any third party for any purpose, including marketing, advertising or profiling. It also does not display any traditional, contextual or personalized advertisements. Padlet makes it clear that information on public profiles and public padlets can be viewed by others, while other settings apply to private or password-protected padlets. The platform’s privacy policy mentions that it maintains administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information from loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or retrieval. Padlet acknowledges users' right to request the correction and/or deletion of personal information and the ability to opt out of marketing messages or product notifications. Padlet 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

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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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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