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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 ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Mentimeter

Principal function(s): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers

Mentimeter allows you to create quizzes, polls, scales, slideshow presentations, and word walls. The teacher can project these on a screen and students can vote or write their opinion anonymously using a code automatically provided by the software. The responses are instantly registered and the whole classroom can see the results at the same time as the voting takes place. Everyone gets to vote only once, apart from open-ended questions. Students can use either their notebooks or their mobile devices to participate. Evaluation: The fact that responses can be submitted anonymously allows teachers to, for instance, ask who has done their homework or who understood the class content and students can answer without fear of being shown up. Furthermore, the word wall option can also be useful to encourage shy students to share their opinions in brainstorming sessions, since questions can be answered at the same time publicly and anonymously. Asking for 3 words feedback from participants and displaying everyone’s instantly as a word cloud works well. Finally, Mentimeter could be an interesting tool to check students’ knowledge before a test, so that the teacher can identify where more input is needed and which content has been well understood. On the other hand, anonymity might encourage some students to play pranks.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.mentimeter.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Mentimer collects different types of user data and explains the purposes for that, among which is marketing. Mentimer does not share or sell user data to third parties for commercial purposes. Its privacy policy mentions the importance of data security but doesn't provide specific details about the measures used in this regard. The policy mentions that users can delete their surveys and results, as well as their entire account. They also have the rights, such as the right to access, rectify, or erase their data. The policy mentions compliance with data protection laws but does not explicitly mention the GPDR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, you can save results of quizzes, polls, etc.

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. You can ask any question about any subject. You just have to follow the logic of the options available (quiz, poll, word wall, word cloud, scale)

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android

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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

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Vocabulary
Grammar
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Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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