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): Image and video editingNote taking
TRAVIS GO is a web tool used for annotating audio and video materials. The tool allows users to mark video sequences by frame, describe image, text and audio materials as well as set hashtags and filter posts. Additional links and files can also be attached.
Evaluation: It is a tool created for educators to help with work on audiovisual materials. It can easily be used in class or for projects. It is also good for individual use or for groups with its live collaboration.
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?
Very high. TRAVIS GO does store any data on their servers since all projects are stored locally on users’ devices. Moreover, it requires no installation, registration or log in, so no user information is collected. It does not seem to collect cookies. Accordingly, TRAVIS GO states that student and teacher data are always protected. TRAVIS GO was developed by an international team based at the Seminar for Media Science, University of Basel and was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and thus was designed only for educational purposes. TRAVIS GO does not explicitly state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.
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)
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, Linux, MacOS
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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