Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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"In Text Rain however, the interface of video camera and tracking software allows a viewers entire body to engage with the text. In the Text Rain installation viewrs see a mirrored black and white video of themselves on a large projection screen. Colored letters in the projection fall down on them from above, like rain or snow. THe characters can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again" Well I think this really sounds cool. Though, it sounds like something you would do at the Childrens Museum but thats not the point. My question is what if schools used this sort of program to teach spelling or reading? Heck they might already do that but I didn't when I was a kid. Lets forget the price and say they made a game like this that could teach reading, spelling and stuff like that. Do you think schools would use it? I think they would because it gets kids interacting with reading.

4 Comments:

At 9:53 AM, Blogger RAFAEL BRIONES RODRIGUEZ said...

I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA U HAVE. BUT IN THE OTHER HAND, IMAGINE THE DAMAGE THIS TYPE OF EDUCATION CAN DO TO THE SOCIAL INTERACTION OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS?

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Julius said...

Sorry, but I think they should try to teach reading with books. Playing with downfalling letters really doesn't teach anything. This projection only makes sense if you already can read.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Nick Geidner said...

It could be used to teach spelling. I mean I know they use Tetris type games to teach spelling and these seems like it could be used about the same way. However you can get kids to want to learn is OK with me...

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Curtisgeist said...

This is really the point of the article.

The technologies can be used with more physical interaction. Someday they will be.
Expereiments/visualizations of this type are attempts to shape or be apart of the technological methods that will be used. Sometimes they don't come to anything. Often they are redundant. Quite often they are before their time--I was thinking of an old video by Sun Microsystems showing a multiple-touch screen while we were watching a demo of the newest attempt. That touch screen we all saw in class is a good example, it may not be used after all, who knows at this stage?

 

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