The concept is pretty simple; sort of a digital spin to the 20 questions game that we played as kids. When I had visited the site, there had been 700847537 games played. That’s quite impressive.
So, ever up for the challenge, I gave it a shot. I wanted badly to win so I chose something Canadian – hockey and just pulled a name out of my memory but then felt guilty and went with a name that might be more well known – Bobby Orr. And, I lost. Or rather the Akinator won.
That was impressive.
How would it do with my original choice – Jean Beliveau?
How’s this for close?
Ah, I’ve still got it!
What was interesting was the followup where I could provide details so that the next player might not be so lucky. In other words, Akinator was learning.
Anyway, it’s 1 and 1 for me.
Are you up to the challenge? If you’re interested in using it in the classroom, there is a child mode. I didn’t test it extensively but none of the questions that I was asked were inappropriate.
There’s some interesting trivia to be had in this short 10 question quiz. I was amazed and wondered just how the heck I remembered some of those things. Others, I knew right away and, honestly, I guessed on a couple of others.
Here’s my result.
How did you do?
How’s that for a quicky activity for students today. Then, it’s off to something a little more significant – like rounding or truncating numbers. Make sure you do it! How many times do you get to teach a valuable life skill on the very day that it kicks in!