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): Flashcard creators
Free to use memory tool. Designed to help users memorise information. Users can simply create a list of terms to memorise and test themselves. There is no limit on the number of lists one can make. There is also the option of entering a variety of different topics to memorise at once, using the ‘bulk1’ and ‘bulk2’ features, which can be a helpful time saver.
Evaluation: A tool for studying and note-taking. It has a memorise feature to help users remember the entered text. There is also a flashcard feature to test oneself once notes have been memorised. While users cannot create an account, they can still save their work and continue editing or adding to it at a later time. Related tools may be Quizlet and Memrise.
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
Yes, users can save their work and use it offline, then reconnect to Memorize Now when they wish to continue working on it.
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, users provide the content
Compatibility/ Operating System
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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