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 'Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning' (ICT-REV) project of the European Centre for Modern Languages project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Powerpoint Online

PowerPoint Online is a cloud-based presentation tool for working directly on the website where the presentation is stored. It has got many useful features such as real-time co-authoring, embedding presentations to a blog or a web page, embedding videos to your presentation etc.

Evaluation: From a teacher’s perspective, the biggest strength of this tool, in comparison to the offline version of Powerpoint, is the multiple editing feature. It is very simple to use and although limited with respect to the offline version, it offers various designs, animation and transition effects.
Cost: Free with registration



Principal functions(s)
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface:
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: Available in numerous languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Medium


Technical requirements

Installation required? Power Point desktop app for offline editing
Compatability/Operating System:
Other tech requirements: None

Example(s) of how teachers/students use this tool

A day in the life of a student
A trailer-based project
Native speaker - lecture