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): Note taking
Post-it Plus is an app that helps you organize your post-its, ideas, and brainstorming sessions after team meetings or classes. With this app, one can take pictures of the post-its or papers, organize them, and share them with your class or team. Images can also be included in PowerPoint, Excel, Dropbox, and others.
Evaluation: With the Post-it Plus app one can organize lessons and send them to students, or simply keep lessons organized for another time. One just has to take pictures of the notes/flipcharts/blackboard and organize them and even use images and information from different sessions. Any user with access to one's files can edit and arrange the post-its.
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?
Medium. Post-it collects technical data, location information, and images. It shares users' information with third parties for reasonable purposes, although it allows them to use it for theirs as well on an aggregated, de-identified basis. Post-it mentions the implementation of security measures to protect user information. It also outlines several user control options, such as opting in/out of push notifications, viewing/deleting certain information within the app, and the ability to delete the app and account. Post-it does not 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)
Yes, on iOS, Android and Mac
Compatibility/ Operating System
iOS, Android and Mac
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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