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Principal function(s): Game apps
Skribbl is a free online drawing and guessing game to practice your vocabulary and drawing skills. In the game, there is always one player who is in charge of drawing one of the words offered by the server (out of a total of 3). The rest must guess what is being drawn to earn points. The winner is then the player who has the most points at the end of the round. It can be played with up to 12 friends in a private room or with other players in an open session.
Evaluation: Skribbl is a very fun game for students to practice vocabulary and develop their creative side. This game also helps them to develop their imagination and their time management skills. The interface is very simple to use and is available in more than 20 languages. The only drawback is that private rooms can only host up to 12 players.
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
Available in more than 20 languages
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
Medium. Skribbl collects personal information when users provide it directly, primarily for performing contractual obligations, based on legitimate interests for processing and user consent, which can be withdrawn at any time. Also, it collects cookies, for instance strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, and targeting or advertising cookies. This user data is shared with various entities, including customer relationship management software, service providers, partners, and third parties, for purposes like providing information, products, services, marketing, or legal compliance. Skribbl mentions taking appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure user data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. It acknowledges users’ rights to access, rectify, or erase their data, together with the possibility to withdraw consent. Skribbl 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
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.
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