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): BookmarkingVirtual pinboards
Teachers and students can use Pearltrees to save bookmarks, documents, files, ebooks, PDFs, photos, notes, and more, along with organising them into beautiful collections. They can then share their digital library. Students can organise their research and collaborate on their digital library to learn by themselves.
Evaluation: With Peartrees users can add and organize different resources from webpages, photos, documents, notes, etc., and then share them with their network. Installing the Webclipper tool included on the website allows automatically adding pages of interest to a specific folder. At the same time, one can synchronize Facebook or Twitter accounts and add favourite posts. It is a practical tool to virtually organise teaching materials or even articles and information for future review.
Cost: Free with registration + paid 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
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, just if adding the tool Webclipper
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, 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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