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): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers
QuiZinière is a free online application in French for creating interactive and personalized activities in the form of quizzes or questionnaires. Teachers can create different types of questions such as multiple-choice, open-ended, or image-choice. The teacher can also retrieve the students' answers and suggest corrections for each of the activities.
Evaluation: A suitable resource for classroom activities. It allows teachers to create greatly customizable activities and to target the topics seen in class. It is very simple to use and makes it easy to check students' answers and make corrections. The only drawback found is that the application is only available in French.
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?
Medium. Réseau Canopé, which operates QuiZinière, collects personal data and cookies for various purposes, among which marketing. Educators are required to create an account and thereby is their data gathered, but in the case of pupils, no personal data is collected. QuiZinière mentions that it protects user data, but lacks specific details regarding the security measures in place. It does not explicitly mention whether users have control over their personal information, such as the ability to delete or export their data or adjust privacy settings. The text does mention compliance with French data protection laws, but it does not specifically mention GDPR. See more here (in French).
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)
Yes, users create activities from scratch, hence tailoring them to the topic and the students.
Compatibility/ Operating System
All operating systems
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.
Watch in English
Regarder en français
Auf Deutsch ansehen