Interactive toy for teaching languages to children :-
In my country number of languages exist. In government schools Engli...
Language Teaching Teddy
Features
 A small and low cost computer inside the
Teddy.
Example of low cost computers :-
Option 1: Raspberry Pi Option ...
Features
 Low cost screen to view Graphics.
Option 1: VGA Option 2: LCD
 USB to connect the teddy to the computer.
 Eas...
Features
 Micro phone, Web cam and speaker facility
available.
 Consists of Wi-fi to share progress with others.
 Shoul...
Cost
 Cost can kept minimum because:-
Raspberry Pi costs only 33 dollars.
Arduino Uno costs only 15 dollars.
 If coding ...
Cost
 Cost can kept minimum because:-
Raspberry Pi costs only 33 dollars.
Arduino Uno costs only 15 dollars.
 If coding ...
Interactive books
Present day books are not interactive. I would like to design
books so that children can interact with i...
Teddy with interactive books
Features
http://blog.ted.com/2011/04/28/a-next-
generation-digital-book-mike-matas-on-ted-com/
 Software for interactive...
Features
 Old books replaced by new ones using USB port.
 wii-fi to interact with other devices.
 This will make learni...
FEED BACK BY ARAVIND MARI TOMMY, ANAND
AND BADRI
“ A great idea to teach languages.”
- Tommy
“ This can be done on a compu...
What could be improved
 Open source software with ‘rosetta stone’ like
capability
 USB storage device of Raspberry pi.
...
Questions
 Why need a teddy, if computer is available.
 Who will provide low cost software?
 Who will provide free inte...
Ideas
• Make the hardware accessible, so that it can used
for different purposes.
• Using of tablet with educational apps ...
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Prototype and testing

  1. 1. Interactive toy for teaching languages to children :- In my country number of languages exist. In government schools English starts at latter stage. Children even after completing k-12 is not able to construct a simple sentence. This language barrier places them at disadvantage. I would like to design a toy with small VGA screen for them to learn languages. Languages should be taught to them as we learn our mother tongue using dynamic immersion technique. This toy will be programmed to interact with the kid in the language which he wishes to learn. Graphics will be displayed on the screen. This toy should be reprogrammable to teach different languages according to the need.
  2. 2. Language Teaching Teddy
  3. 3. Features  A small and low cost computer inside the Teddy. Example of low cost computers :- Option 1: Raspberry Pi Option 2: Arduino Uno
  4. 4. Features  Low cost screen to view Graphics. Option 1: VGA Option 2: LCD  USB to connect the teddy to the computer.  Easy to re-program to teach different languages. (or) Comes with some Pre-loaded languages to learn.  Runs ‘Rosetta Stone’ Software which teach languages using dynamic immersion technique.
  5. 5. Features  Micro phone, Web cam and speaker facility available.  Consists of Wi-fi to share progress with others.  Should consists of digital tools, to weave a story using the language learned and share it.
  6. 6. Cost  Cost can kept minimum because:- Raspberry Pi costs only 33 dollars. Arduino Uno costs only 15 dollars.  If coding can be done, cost of proprietary software can be done away with.  If mass produced cost of screen can be reduced to a bare minimum.  Very much possible to produce the product with less than 100 dollars.
  7. 7. Cost  Cost can kept minimum because:- Raspberry Pi costs only 33 dollars. Arduino Uno costs only 15 dollars.  If coding can be done, cost of proprietary software can be done away with.  If mass produced cost of screen can be reduced to a bare minimum.  Very much possible to produce the product with less than 100 dollars.
  8. 8. Interactive books Present day books are not interactive. I would like to design books so that children can interact with it. If they like to hear audio, it should be possible. If children want to see video of the content, it should be possible. If this kind of book is created reading will become fun. Also this technology will also be helpful for gifted children.
  9. 9. Teddy with interactive books
  10. 10. Features http://blog.ted.com/2011/04/28/a-next- generation-digital-book-mike-matas-on-ted-com/  Software for interactive books already developed.  LCD Screen of teddy to be made interactive.  As USB Storage of Raspberry pi to be increased to store reasonable quantity of books.
  11. 11. Features  Old books replaced by new ones using USB port.  wii-fi to interact with other devices.  This will make learning fun.  If comes with a ‘Book reader’ software, it will be of great advantage to Visually impaired children.
  12. 12. FEED BACK BY ARAVIND MARI TOMMY, ANAND AND BADRI “ A great idea to teach languages.” - Tommy “ This can be done on a computer using ‘Rosetta stone’ software. Why you need a teddy and 100 extra dollars for it ?” - Anand “ A computer is not accessible for everyone in Third world countries. With Private public (government) collaboration this can be made available for poor people at very low cost. If this people can learn English using this teddy, it can make all the difference in their lives.” - Badri “ Government is already planning to provide ‘Aakash’ low cost tablet to every one. Why burden it again with another teddy? ‘Rosseta stone’ is a proprietary software. Why will they provide it for you at low cost? If you want to code, it will take years for you to do it. Already free apps are available for learning languages. No need for teddy buddy.” - Anand “ If brought in bulk, cost of software can be reduced. Otherwise willing people can code for us. If people can code something like Linux, this can be achieved by collaboration. Free apps are not refined. Rosetta uses dynamic immersion technique” - Tommy
  13. 13. What could be improved  Open source software with ‘rosetta stone’ like capability  USB storage device of Raspberry pi.  Easy way to produce interactive books for kids
  14. 14. Questions  Why need a teddy, if computer is available.  Who will provide low cost software?  Who will provide free interactive books?  Is the hardware of Raspberry pi capable of using the “rosetta stone’’ software?  Integration of screen, raspberry pi, software and interface?
  15. 15. Ideas • Make the hardware accessible, so that it can used for different purposes. • Using of tablet with educational apps instead of Raspberry pi. • Fitting of webcam to the teddy, to take snapshots of whiteboard in classroom. • Recording lectures using microphone in the teddy. • Discard this item if not successful and move to others items in the ideate list.

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