R&D projects

IoT for education

Digitalisation (sensor technology, data processing, artificial intelligence) opens up the possibility for schools to observe learning progress that was previously inaccessible to either teachers or pupils.

For example, with digital pens, writing products (e.g., letters on paper) and writing movements (e.g., via gyroscopes and/or time sequences of pen coordinates) can be produced simultaneously.

Such data can be used to personalise literacy acquisition - from graphomotor skills in kindergarten, to letter learning, to spelling acquisition in school.

Wörter von Kind geschrieben

Dino Attack

for 4- to 8yos
  • Playfully improvement of penmanship
  • draw lines and shapes

Letter Writing

for 6- to 8yos
  • analysis of handwriting automaticity
  • analysis of letter shapes and their variability
  • visualization of development
  • assisting the identification of support needs

Spelling Test

for 8- to 18yos
  • handwriting analyses
  • error classification
  • personalized learning

Digitalisation is displacing handwritten writing from the everyday lives of today's children.

Kindergartenkinder und Schulanfänger sind heute ungeschickter mit Stiften.

So kann das Schreibenlernen beim späteren Schuleintritt erschwert werden.

As tablets with digital pens exist in many households, this might be used to encourage children's use of pens.

At the beginning of grade 1, writing letters is still demanding.

The eduRD letterCollector App shows whether and which letters a child can already write fluently.

Progress - also in interventions - can be closely monitored.

For children who have great difficulty writing words, the test can be used to identify word and letter material for individual practice without the risk of cognitive overload.

The debates on dwindling spelling skills are omnipresent. However, teachers lack the tools to promote the acquisition of spelling individually and optimally.

It is known from basic research that certain writing movement parameters enable conclusions about cognitive processes during writing.

This allows more precise observation of the development of spelling skills than is possible with conventional paper spelling tests.

Thanks to such analyses, teachers can use the intelligent spelling test to determine the optimal time to start spelling lessons. The test also provides automated error analyses and thus lays the foundation for personalised practice.


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