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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Akinator

Online game in which the object is to pick a character and have the genie guess who it is. You can pick a character from a video game, a movie or a book for example, or you even have the option to add characters such as yourself or people you know in real life. The genie will ask you a series of questions about your character to determine who it is and once it thinks it has the correct answer it will guess. Once you have played the game you can add your own characters.

Evaluation: Easy to use the game. Also available in app form. Can be played in up to 14 different languages, making it a good exercise for practising your target language or that of your students. There is no limit to how many times you can play.

Cost: Free

Website: https://en.akinator.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Games apps
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English + 14 others
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium, with the ‘myWorld’ feature in the app version you can enter your own personal information or that of someone you know for the purpose of creating a character for people to guess the identity of. This information is stored on its servers, however they claim not to use this information for purposes other than the identification game. This website provides links to external websites which may also collect personal or general data. The use of these websites and the collecting and use of personal data by these websites fall under the terms and conditions and data protection policies of the aforementioned websites.
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, you can save information you share about yourself or others when you add a character
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) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes, you can add characters

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No, available in app form
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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