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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 is an interactive presentation tool that helps users engage their audience through live polls, quizzes, word clouds, and other interactive features. Users create presentations on the Mentimeter platform and incorporate interactive elements such as multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, quizzes, surveys, and brainstorming activities. Respondents access the presentation through a code and answer anonymously. Presenters can then project Mentimeter and see the results in real-time. Mentimeter offers both free and premium plans. Users can access Mentimeter without signing up for an account. However, presenters have to sign up to create and manage presentations and gather audience responses. Mentimeter was developed by a team of software developers and designers based in Stockholm, Sweden. Evaluation: Mentimeter is a valuable tool for the classroom since it allows teachers to gather information about their audience and feedback from their audience in real-time. It can serve the purpose of enhancing participation, assessing knowledge, and facilitating discussions. The fact that responses can be submitted anonymously allows teachers to, for instance, ask who has done their homework or understood the class content, while students can answer without fear of being exposed. 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-word feedback from participants and displaying it instantly as a working 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, responder anonymity might encourage some students to pull pranks. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

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

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

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

Skills

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Modern, intutive

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

Over 30 languages.

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

Medium. Mentimeter collects user data for different purposes, among which marketing. Mentimer does not share or sell user data to third parties for commercial purposes. Its privacy policy acknowledges the importance of data security. Mentimeter allows users to delete their surveys, results, and accounts. It also acknowledges users’ rights to access, rectify, or erase data. Mentimeter complies with the GDPR. See more here.

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

Yes, users can save the results of their Mentimeters.

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. Mentimeter lends itself for interactive presentations on any topic and features different ways of engaging the audience.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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