Techucation

A new innovation of education, all in a headset

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Date You Started Your Project Started

5/1/2020

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Scaling (expanding impact to many new places or in many new ways)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

Some students in schools (Mostly High School) have trouble learning in the same path as schools teach others. Students have their own creative way of learning, but schools condemn any other style that doesn't follow the status quo. This can avoid and destroy a child's potential of learning, because they will not enjoy any of the learning experiences, and end up forgetting the information years on.

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

My virtual reality software "Techuaction", is an application that has an in-depth experience for students. It has many options for which type of learning skill or interest that you might have, or desire such as by watching, reading, listening, interacting, etc. These settings of learning can help kids see their potential in what they can do in the field of education. The system can check a student's strengths and weaknesses, so it'll decide whether to make the work more challenging, or manageable. Instead of punishing, pushing, and putting students down due to their failures in assignments, quizzes, or tests, they can see it more as a bigger potential to learn, and develop into productive citizens. My Techuation software can teach students many life-supporting skills that they will need for real-life situations such as finance, taxes, work ethics, home economics, cooking, cleaning, car mechanics, house improvements, and self-defense.

3. Using STEM as a force of good: Please specify how are you using STEM to solve for an environmental challenge you are passionate about.

Techucation can students learn about many STEM-related subjects, as they can also use real hands-on activities to help them immerse in a real-life environment experience.

4. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

I am a student, who has decent grades; a 3.0 student, but I really hate school, as the system feels so repetitive and non-interactive, and generally dull, so I thought it would be a great idea, to put education, into something that I enjoy myself.

5. Video (Keep it simple, a video made on a hand-held phone is great): Please upload a 1-minute video to YouTube that answers the following “I am stepping up to be a Changemaker because...”

I do not have a Youtube account, so I am unfortunately unable to upload a video to youtube. I apologize.

6. Please highlight the key activities you have carried out to bring your project to life.

I'm still in the brainstorming section, so I have not started on anything visual, such as designs, or menus, but I've wrote a list of classes, subjects, and grading systems

7. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

Most of these Vr education applications, don't have a full set of subjects, as most of them only, retain to STEM-related classes. My product, on the other hand, will cater to almost any subject, there ever was.

8. Impact: In the last three months, please detail the impact your project has made?

Right now, I'm still in the brainstorming section. Nothing has been made yet, but with the right amount of funding, I can make the process much easier.

9. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

If we get enough support, money, and resources, we will be able to use my headsets all around the world.

10. Please share how you have influenced other young people to get involved in your project and/or care about environmental sustainability.

I've talked with other students who have also disliked school, and wish there was a change in the system. They talked about many flaws that the education system has, even creative ideas that would definitely help change the system.

11. Please share ideas of how you can partner with other changemakers to make a difference?

I can go to many education and schooling support centers to help donate, and work with me, to make this project happen.

12. How would you engage others who have never heard about your project to get their buy-in?

I would persuade those that our product can improve your education experience, as it is much more informative and entertaining than regular school.

13. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Donations over $10k

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Email

Evaluation results

4 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

Yes, absolutely! - 0%

Probably - 0%

Maybe - 25%

Probably not - 75%

No - 0%

2. CONNECTION to Environmental Sustainability

5 - Absolutely! It is totally clear that the solution is contributing directly to environmental sustainability and/or addressing climate change - 0%

4 — Yes, it establishes a connection to environment/ climate change but could be stronger - 0%

3 — Somewhat, the entry speaks to this environmental sustainability, but the direct impact is not well established - 25%

2 — Not really, the connection to environment/ climate is very weak - 0%

1 — No. The entry does not have a reference the solution’s impact on environment and/or climate change - 75%

No Answer or No Connection - 0%

3. Is this entry CREATIVE?

5 - Yes, absolutely! - 0%

4 - Yes, I think so - 0%

3 - Maybe - 75%

2 - Probably not. - 0%

1 - No - 25%

No Answer - 0%

4. Does this entry demonstrate a COMMITMENT to changemaking?

5 - Yes, absolutely! - 0%

4 - Yes, I think so - 100%

3 - Maybe - 100%

2 - Probably not - 100%

1 - No - 100%

No Answer - 0%

5. Does this entry value CHANGEMAKING through collaboration with other stakeholders in its approach?

5 - Yes, absolutely! - 0%

4 - Yes, I think so - 0%

3 - Maybe - 50%

2 - Probably not - 25%

1 - No - 25%

No Answer - 0%

6. Is this entry VIABLE financially and operationally?

5 -Yes, absolutely! - 0%

4- Yes, I think so - 0%

3- Maybe - 66.7%

2- Probably not - 33.3%

1- No - 0%

No Answer - 0%

7. FEEDBACK: What are the strengths of this project?

CONNECTION: You have a great understanding and personal connection to the problem - 33.3%

CREATIVITY: You have researched existing solutions, and have developed unique, thoughtful new solutions to aid environmental sustainability/combat climate change - 100%

COMMITMENT: You have a thoughtful plan for growing your business, and your founding team has a strong combination of leadership and knowledge-based skills - 0%

CHANGEMAKER QUALITY: You value thinking around how to activate other changemakers and empower them to care about your cause. You also have a clearly defined plan on how to collaborate across multiple stakeholders - 0%

IMPACT MEASUREMENT: You use specific numbers and evidence to describe what your project has achieved so far (or plan to achieve in the future) and you have a plan for measuring impact - 0%

VIABLITY: You have given a great deal of thought to not just the idea itself but how to make it work from a financial perspective in the present and future - 33.3%

Other option - 0%

8. FEEDBACK: What are some areas for improvement for this project?

CONNECTION: Why you care about the environment/ climate was unclear – It would be great to elaborate on what this solution means to you, personally and how it affects you and/or your community. - 33.3%

CREATIVITY: Be more specific in your description of the research you have done into the past solutions to this problem and focus on how your solution is unique and innovative - 0%

COMMITMENT: Your plan for growing the organization can benefit from more specifics. How can you round out the various skills of your current leadership team to make the project a long-term success? - 33.3%

CHANGEMAKER QUALITY: Try to provide more insights into how you are activating changemakers and empowering them to innovate through your product or programming. How will they care about environment/climate if they currently do not? Think about how to create value for all stakeholders, not just immediate beneficiaries - 66.7%

IMPACT MEASUREMENT: Provide specific instances of your social impact and how you plan to measure impact – it may be helpful to describe the beneficiaries, products and programming, and provide evidence of (or plan for) how to measure impact - 100%

VIABILITY: Make sure you have provided descriptive information about your financial sustainability plan. Where do the funds come from now and do you have a concrete plan for future sustainability? - 33.3%

Nothing – I thought everything was great! - 0%

Other option - 0%

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The idea of this project is good . Most definitely our education system doesn't account for all the people and something has to be done. As you are on the early stages of this project you should consider if this system is going to be complementary to the education system we have now or if it will be apart. If you are considering for it to be apart, you should deep dive into the requirements needed to get a diploma. Will people have to pay for this system or are you planning for the schools to give this as an option? Just some thoughts, keep on the good work!

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