These criteria have been developed by teachers for teachers and provide essential information so that you can select appropriate applications and use them with your learners. You can search the inventory through the use of filters or keywords. All evaluated tools are freeware or have a free version, and many of them are presented with specific examples, suggested and tested by teachers, on how you could use them in your classroom. More tools will be added, so make sure to check back regularly!
Principal function(s): Flashcard creatorsQuiz/exercise makers
Quizlet is a flashcard app that helps students study and get tested on a huge variety of subjects, such as languages, history, geography, science, etc., in a simple and fun way. It offers many different options for tailoring teaching and/or students’ learning, as well as for testing their knowledge. One can create their own flashcards or choose from those created by other Quizlet students and teachers. Text can be imported from Word, Excel, Google Docs, etc., and with Quizlet Plus audio recordings can also be incorporated. After adding the content, one can choose from 10 different gaming and study modes, which students use individually or in groups. With Quizlet Live, the tool can also be used in the classroom, in real-time, as a learning/testing game where students work together to find the correct answers to questions set by you. Quizlet can be used on a desktop or on mobile devices.
Evaluation: The tool can be used by both teachers and students. Up to 8 classes can be created for free. An unlimited number of classes can be created by upgrading to Quizlet Plus account. The website offers a lot of useful information, and the step-by-step guidelines for use are extremely clear and detailed. Many different samples of flash cards and suggestions for classroom use are available. Quizlet is easy to use in the classroom and popular with students of all ages. They enjoy the simple attractive flashcard format and the quick responses provided.
Cost: Free with registration + paid premium subscription
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
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Polish etc.
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)
No. Only for the phone application (Quizlet Learn)
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
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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