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Principal function(s): Image and video editingVideo recording/creating
Biteable is an online video-making tool that allows users to create and edit videos easily. Users can choose from a library of pre-made templates, animations, and stock footage or upload their content to create videos. Signing up for an account is required to use the tool. Biteable is a company based in Australia and is not open-source.
Evaluation: Biteable is a valuable and helpful tool for educators and learners since it simplifies video-making. That is, users can easily create videos by using pre-made templates to put together a series of scenes and add text, colour, music, etc. It can be useful to create multimedia presentations and educational materials such as instructional videos. All in all, Biteable can help both educators and learners create quality content for the classroom. Biteable does not require advanced IT skills for its use.
Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans
Type Of Interaction
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?
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)
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Other technical requirements
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.
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