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Principal function(s): Quiz/exercise makers
AgoraQuiz is an online educational tool that allows teachers to create collaborative quizzes. Educators can create groups for their students, assign a password to limit access, and add themes to practise, i.e. arts, science, or maths. Students can then start proposing questions for each topic, which can later be reviewed by group admins and included as quiz questions. Educators can also access quizzes created by other educators on AgoraQuiz and use them. Finally, students can compete against one another to see who gets more questions right. Creating an account is required.
Evaluation: AgoraQuiz is a digital tool that provides the opportunity to study in an engaging and fun way. Educators can add some variety to their pedagogical methodology by adding a gamified way of learning, while students can learn both when proposing quiz questions and when playing against each other. The fact that learners can also propose quiz questions adds a level of agency and can make them more engaged with the learning process. In addition, AgoraQuiz allows teachers to monitor both the class and each of the pupils in order to identify individual or group difficulties. Interestingly, AgoraQuiz can be a time-saving tool since educators can access quizzes created by other fellow educators and use them. As a downside, AgoraQuiz’s interface is only available in French.
Type Of Interaction
Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface
Straightforward, easy to use
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. It does not collect personal information or share user information with third parties. However, the privacy section is somewhat limited and does not provide extensive information on all important privacy parameters such as data storage and protection measures. AgoraQuiz was nonetheless developed by an educational, not-for-profit institution, so data is not monetised. It complies with the French "Informatique et Libertés" law and thus possibly the GDPR, offering users the right to access, rectify, and oppose their personal data's use. 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)
Yes, educators can create quizzes about any topic and learners can suggest questions themselves.
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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