TECI Students Won the Bronze Award in Vancouver EduHacks 2017
Vancouver Conference Center
1st October 2017
EduHacks is a 24-hour hackathon where talented students will be invited to form teams based on mutual interest, with the goal of integrating technology into the design of exceptional learning experiences. The design of Block Talks presented by Uddipanan Baishya, Min Fan, Shubhra Sarker, Elgin-Skye Maclaren and Amal Vincent, and Dr. Alissa Antle (Mentor, TECI Lab, SIAT, SFU) won the Bronze Award among 100+ projects.
Blocks Talks is a tangible and augmented reality (AR) reading toolkit to help children aged 7-9 years old to learn sentence constructions. Block Talks was developed using ordinary teaching supplies including letter tiles and wooden blocks, which can be manipulated to form words and sentences. A companion app allows children to scan these sentences to receive audio and AR feedback. Block Talks takes advantage of colour cues to draw children’s attention to sentence structure patterns.