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Alpha Tiles

Alpha Tiles

Alpha Tiles is a literacy games app for Android devices which can easily be localized into different languages. No translation is involved: each language team can provide a unique list of words with corresponding audio and images.

Website: AlphaTilesApps.org

Finer Details

Financial cost: Free

What personnel are needed to bring this resource to fruition, (make the resource available in another language)?

Voice actor(s), Any member of the language community (teacher, translator, student, etc.) that can accurately write common words in the language

What kind of technical expertise is needed to adapt this resource to your situation?

Basic use of Google Sheets and Google Drive to create the app. Distribution of the app requires its own set of skills.

How much time is required to do all the work required to bring the resource to completion?

1 week to 1 month

What sort of logistical setting is needed? (e.g. quiet space for recording, good Internet access)

Quiet for space recording, intermittent lower quality internet access would be sufficient.

How long does it typically take to watch, read or otherwise engage?

As a games app, it can be played a few minutes per day or hours at a time.

What challenges or difficulties are there using this resource?

Creating the app is only the first step. The important step is distributing the app, which can be informal and/or formal (i.e. within a school program). It can be a challenge to distribute the app, but this challenge is a general challenge (applicable to any app).

What level of help is available?

Intermediate – access to ongoing help.