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Principal function(s): Quiz/exercise makers
Quizizz is a tool which allows teachers to create their own quizzes and students to find answers to their questions. The tool allows teachers to use various question types: multiple choice, checkbox, fill-in-the-blank, poll and open-ended questions. It can be used in class time or for practice, as the teacher can choose between playing live or doing homework. The useful feature for busy teachers is that it allows them to state their standards for grading and view reports of the student's progress. There are many existing quizzes ready for use.
Evaluation: With its gamified functionioning, it makes the experience more fun and attractive for students. It allows students to practice on their own or challenge their friends. The students are also rewarded with certain power-ups which they can use after a streak of correct answers. It is possible to set a timer, and also to place students into teams. It can be used to set and keep track of homework. Student progress reports can be set so that parents might access them. It works in classroom settings but also remotely. Suitable for students of any age.
Cost: Free with registration
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?
High. Quizizz claims that it does not collect more personal information than necessary to provide its services. It gathers different types of information depending on the nature of the interaction, and emphasises that users can use the service without creating accounts. Quizizz follows generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information, including encryption of data in transit and at rest. Quizizz mentions obtaining consent from parents/guardians for collecting personal information of children under the age of consent. It also provides information on how users can manage their personal information, including the ability to delete, update, or modify it, together with the rights to access, correct, and export their data. Quizizz states 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, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
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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