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): Course managementDigital whiteboards
ClasroomScreen is a tool for customizing a digital screen used for teaching. Many useful widgets can be integrated, such as an instruction box, stopwatch, timer, random name selector, and a noise level controller, for example. All of these can then appear simultaneously on the same screen.
Evaluation: ClassroomScreen is a straightforward, practical tool which helps teachers to manage their classes more efficiently, while also making learning more interesting, enjoyable and interactive for students. A negative point is that it is not possible for the screen to be saved once it has been set up. A new screen has to be constructed each time, although this can be done quickly and easily.
Cost: Free with registration + premiums plans available
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
English and 75 more languages
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
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)
High. Different backgrounds, texts, images can easily be incorporated
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux
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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