This weekend a team from TVO took part in the opening weekend of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. The week-long event is bringing together a multinational, multidisciplinary and multigenerational group of experts to explore best practices and promising initiatives in education. As part of the BrainSTEM: Your Future is Now Festival, our team showcased a new interactive learning game we developed called the Hurricane Maker, which gives students the opportunity to create a virtual hurricane using gesture technology. We also checked out other exciting projects that are transforming the way students are learning and teachers are teaching, including the world’s first gesture control armband, a mind-control helmet and a real-life invisibility cloak.
From Monday to Friday, high school students from across the province will be touring the series of imaginative new learning tools on display at WGSI and the exhibits are open to the wider public in the evenings and all-day on the weekend. TVO is also hosting five on-location broadcasts of our flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin, marking its final stop on the “TVO on the Road: Learning 2030” tour and the culmination of TVO’s year-long, multiplatform Learning 2030 series exploring the future of education.
For more on hurricanes and meteorology:
- “Ask Sarah: Do you know how and why clouds move?” [TVO]
- “Science Homework Zone: Acid Rain” [TVO]
- “Homework Zone Video: The Water Cycle” [TVO]
- “Science Experiment: Tornado in a Bottle” [TVO]
For more on gesture technology:
- “TVO Launches First Kids’ Game Using Gesture Technology” [TVO Parents]
- “Engaging Kids Through Gesture Technology” [TVO]
- “Intel’s gesture control tech will be built into PCs from 2014, but here’s how to try it sooner” [GigaOm]
- “Gesture-based tech: A future in education?” [ZDNet]
- “Gesture-based technology: What can it mean for education?” [MSDN]