Kevin Fox, Mario Leuang, Rui Li, Taylor Kohn
Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014
Remember Hooked on Phonics®? It was an innovative solution to teach children English. The problem with it was that there was no feedback for the child. Learning is most effective when feedback can help correct us when we’re wrong. With our project, Words With Kinect, children will be able to fully interact with the software by their voices and gestures. The software will be able to tell them if they are pronouncing words, vowels, sentences, correctly. The software will also help them learn to write by allowing them to write/draw letters with their hands. Words With Kinect is effective because it allows children to learn through seeing, hearing, and physically writing with their hands. Reading is an essential skill for everyone to have. The earlier that children can learn how to read, the more effective they can learn other skills at school. We believe that Words With Kinect can be an effective, yet entertaining solution for children to learn English.