NatuLearn is a new way of learning that makes it more entertaining – you can use the apps at school as well as at home. It’s been founded by two guys passionate about modern technologies.
Tomasz Kowalczyk is a software developer and Lukasz Ruminski is an ambitious teacher of English.
The goal of the apps that they develop, publish, and let download for free at their website (natulearn.com) is to make teaching and learning more effective and efficient for both the students and teachers. The sensor Kinect plays the key role in their project. It lets the students control the apps using simple hand gestures or voice recognition mechanism. This way it combines fun with learning and says no to traditional lessons where students sit, listen and often get bored. The students using hand gestures solve various teacher-prepared tasks. The voice recognition mechanism helps learning pronunciation of foreign languages.
Thanks to such apps the teachers can work in a way that is modern, innovative and, most importantly, interesting to the students. The parents can also derive satisfaction from such ways of teaching as their children don’t sit but move while learning, and the same, study faster and more efficient.
Quiz allows teachers to build many databases for questions and answers. After that they are able to use them in classroom, where pupils choose their answers simply by moving their hands.
LearnLang is based on voice recognition, teachers have to build some kind of database too where each question consists of a picture and some text. Pupils have to say their answer in the foreign language and our software, through the Kinect device, will check if their pronunciation is correct.
Imqu allows up to two students to participate in the game. The student who is closer to the sensor has the control and answers the question. The teacher can build his database in the app editor – gives a word and two possible answers in the form of pictures. Students choose correct pictures simply by moving their hands (over their heads).
Swiper is an app (for Kinect and Windows) that allows you to navigate through your images using simple hand gestures. This app is a great tool to impress your audience while presenting and simply makes your presentations hardware-free.
The NatuLearn team has also worked out how to build a low-cost multitouch table. A video and manual is also for download at their website.