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): Quiz/exercise makers
Quizalize is a website for making quizzes. Teachers can create quizzes and share them with other teachers. They can also use quizzes made by other teachers on the website. Users can create different types of quizzes such as multiple-choice exercises, questions with scrambled letters or true or false questions. Students can then access quizzes with a code and see the questions on their devices. Teachers are able to see how each student is progressing, and they can also display the progress to the whole class. Afterwards, teachers can see which students did well and which ones need help. Students can also see their results, how much time they needed for each question as well as a list of questions, correct answers and their answers. Quizalize can be connected to Google Classroom.
Evaluation: Quizalize is a great tool for making classes more interactive and fun for students. It allows teachers to have an overview of their student's progress and see which students need more help. Quizalize can be therefore also used for grading students.
Cost: Free with registration + premium options 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
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)
Yes, you can create your own quizzes.
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