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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): Word cloud creators

Wordclouds.com is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator. It works on PCs, tablets or smartphones. Paste text, upload a document or open an URL to automatically generate a word- or tag cloud. Customize clouds with shapes, themes, colours and fonts. One can also edit the word list, cloud size and gap size. Wordclouds can also generate clickable word clouds with links (image map). Once satisfied with the result, save the image and share it online. Evaluation: A nice visual presentation of texts. It is a fitting tool for the creation of icons, visual messages etc. Word clouds can be made in many different languages and in different shapes. It is practical as it immediately reveals the most prominent concepts of a text/webpage. Easy and intuitive to use, very basic IT skills are required.
Why not use it for highlighting the most important words of a text, poem or a song or use it as a prompt for a classroom discussion?

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://www.wordclouds.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Vocabulary


  • 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

English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

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

Medium. Zygomatic, Worclouds's developer, collects data such as IP addresses, internet browser and device information. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to ensure the functioning and security of the website. This information may be used for legitimate purposes as specified in their privacy policy. It shares data with third parties, particularly advertising partners, who may use this data to serve personalised ads. For that, however, users have to accept cookies. In case they do not, users are shown nontargeted ads. Zygomatic mentions taking appropriate security measures to protect personal data. It retains personal data for as long as users are registered or visit the site. For statistical purposes, data is kept for a maximum of 26 months. It acknowledges users’ right to access, modify or delete their data, as well as request data exports. Wordclouds does not explicitly 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

Web browser only

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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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