Tell us about your idea
In a classroom teacher can monitor students, but in this new virtual class mode it becomes increasingly difficult for teachers to monitor students AND teach at the same time. Most students, including myself, get bored during class, and stop paying attention. I want to tackle this issue. How? With the help of Unboredify, an application that can be added as a widget to any virtual learning platform for children from pre-K to class 12. Unboredify uses eye-tracking and facial recognition software to detect whether a student is paying attention. When a student is not paying attention, Unboredify notifies the teacher that the student is not paying attention. BUT, Unboredify doesn't just stop at that! In order to bring the child's attention back to the class, Unboredify sends a short, interesting, topic-related game that pops up on the screen of the student. It grabs the attention of the student, makes them pay attention again, complete a fun task that earns them points that add up over time, and that they can use to trade or compete with their fellow students. All the teacher needs to do is tell Unboredify what topic they will be teaching in that session, and Unboredify does the rest. It searches its game repository and gives the students gamified tasks that are topic related and of that class/learning level.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I am a grade 8 student studying in The Shriram Millenium School, in India. I was inspired to share this idea because this is not only my problem, it is the problem of students all around the world. Hence it made me feel that sharing this idea is important.