Education – Open Access Tools
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome and classroom superheroes. Play, learn, have fun and celebrate together.
This pronunciation dictionary allows you to find pronunciation examples in real speech for different languages. We extracted subtitled speech from thousands of videos to let people hear how words are really pronounced in different contexts. Enter a word or words combination and this dictionary will show you audio samples with phrases which contain the word.
The goal of the Alpheios project is to help people learn how to learn languages as efficiently and enjoyably as possible, and in a way that best helps them understand their own literary heritage and culture, and the literary heritage and culture of other peoples throughout history. Our initial focus will be on classical literature in languages no longer spoken, such as Latin and ancient Greek. The influence of these classics, like the river Alpheios, still runs like a subterranean stream deep beneath the contemporary world, as artists and thinkers continue to draw inspiration from them. Next priorities include supporting more languages, including Persian, Syriac and Hebrew, and adding audio and imagery as well as language learning aids and games. Longer term goals include using the Alpheios platform to collect big data on how different individuals can best learn the historical languages (those without living native speakers) and appreciate their classical literature, and how this data can be interpreted neurophysiologically to shed light on human literacy and response to literature in general.
Qmedia is a new tool developed at the University of Virginia that provides new ways to use video for instructional and scholarly purposes. We like to think of it as video, outside of the box. The viewer interacts with the whole screen and can see a wide array of web-based resources that offers a more immersive experience that adds context to support the video’s narrative.