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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
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Akinator

Principal function(s): Game app

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

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • You supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English + 14 others

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

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.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, you can save information you share about yourself or others when you add a character

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, you can add characters

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, available in app form

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Other technical requirements


 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 

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