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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

Mentimeter

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, the anonymity might encourage some students to play pranks.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.mentimeter.com/inspiration#education

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Polling
  • Question/answer management
  • Quiz maker
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Writing

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Mentimeter claims not to sell information to third parties, yet they collect information from social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) if the person is logged in any of these platforms while using Mentimeter. While the audience (students’) anonymity is guaranteed when they vote or comment, IP addresses can still be tracked to penalise abuse. The company’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.mentimeter.com/privacy
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, you can save results of quizzes, polls, etc.
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) 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

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Linux, MAC, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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