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Principal function(s): Poll and survey creatorsQuiz/exercise makers
Kahoot is a gamified platform that allows the creation of interactive activities in four different formats: quizzes, discussions, surveys, or jumbles.
Evaluation: Kahoot is a valuable and engaging tool to add an interactive twist to classroom activities. It requires that both teachers and students have a device (computer, smartphone, tablet...) in order to use the games in the classroom and a data projector or screen to share the results. It becomes an easy-to-use tool after some practice.
Cost: Free without registration for players, with registration for Kahoot creators + paid premium features
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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
English + 54
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
High. Kahoot! ensures personal data collected is kept to the minimum required for providing the service to the user. This aligns with the principle of data minimization. Kahoot! also collects cookies apart from personal data, but this is never shared with third parties for marketing or advertising purposes. Kahoot! has implemented various security measures, including encryption, penetration testing, password protection, and more. The policy states that users have the opportunity to access, rectify, erase, and restrict personal data, as well as request data portability. Kahoot complies with the GDPR See more here and 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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