C a m a l
C a m a l - Content , Associational , Map , Learning
Camal starts with an idea that the teacher brings into class and like a stone that is thrown to the ocean and hits waves, the idea the teacher brought to the classroom makes waves of content (of many contexts) students bring up and collaborate using context thinking
Team: Yael Gur / Group 9 Tel Aviv
Team membersYael Gur , Anat Maor , Yedidia Green
Members roles and background
Yael Gur -
I am a 48 year old, mother of two children, living in Tel Aviv.
After 23 years in the high-tech industry working as a system analyst , project manager and product manager, I did a carrer change and became an educator. I am a new teacher and still a student, teaching at JHS 7th grade.
I'm an entrepreneur in my character and love technology and innovation. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration, I also studied computer game design at Shankar.
Yedidia Green -
Manages the youth innovation program at the Ministry of Education Innovative department in Israel.
In my English classes, for example, I use this idea to create relevance for the students and expose them to local and global news topics. By making their personal connection to the content they are more committed to learning and can also contribute to peer evaluation.
For example, this tool can ask all students to bring content they find relevant to our topic AND choose 5 new words they wish to share with the class or to add to our vocabulary list (that can become later a test which is collaboratively build by the students).
The proposed solution solves problems and obstacles that both the teacher and the student have in their desire to achieve meaningful, effective and, most importantly, relevant learning.
The teacher has the responsibility to stick with teaching content that is not always relevant to the student's world, does not enrich the students with relevant knowledge and does not equip him with relevant tools for the future.
The proposed solution emphasizes enhancing and learning content search capabilities, distinguishing between essentials, and diagnostic ability of quality content. All this prepares students for important skills of broad thinking in various fields, ability to find relevant information and understanding their context for the topic. These skills will be used in any preparation, presentation, self-presentation or future job interview. The students will accomplish broader local and global knowledge, with a firmer opinion on issues around the world and with the ability to search, read and bring relevant information.
Empowerment - Everything is accepted.
Free Choice - Each student freely chooses a topic that he thinks is related to the main topic presented.
Free Mind - students can use the “correct” side of the brain that is natural to them.
Common Knowledge - students will expand vastly their common knowledge.
Equality - all contributors are equal on the board
Relevancy - the students decide what the content will be
Continuity - next lesson will always continue the former one (map is always alive and growing)
Personalization - the system will be able to determine the strength of a student and suggest ways to work on other areas of the brain. or to strength the nature way of thinking of particular student.
Time to market - teachers can deliver and create value and meaningful learning very quickly without spending hours on prparing a new lesson. the focus is moving to the students and the teacher acts like a mentor and guide.
Solution target group
The target group are teachers from any discipline who wish to bring a different lesson to their students, that will be much more interesting and meaningful for the children.
Both students and teachers come out to benefit from the proposed solution. The success of a lesson that eventually expands students' general knowledge also affects the entire society and their ability to grow as influential adults who are connected to what is going on around them and can form an opinion.
Teachers also can have more in-depth assessment tools that can analyze a student’s ability to analyze information and bring relevant information.
The tool over time will study students' thinking patterns and be able to indicate their thinking ability and type of thinking, whether it is more analytical , artistic or creative.
At the classroom level the teacher will be able to diagnose the class and make class-level cuts about their abilities. The same information reports can be analyzed compared to other classrooms or other schools that will use the tool and see what and how to improve.
The tool will help students find their strengths and guide them to their strengths.
Can fit any discipline.
Can accommodate any level of students, including students with learning disabilities of any kind.
Can fit any country and any language.
This is a platform for a diffrenet way of learning which is more dynamic and surprising
Data Gathering :
The students connect to the system and from that moment the system "records" all their actions on the phone/table/PC.
The data that will be collected will include : web analytics data: web pages,clicks,impressions ,time on page,usage of tools like translators.
Data about the students will also be inserted into the system. areas of interest,learning disabilities (if any),personal data.
A BI mechanism will allow analysing the data with any matrix needed at student/class/many classes/school/city… levels.
General knowledge tests can be conducted for classrooms that use the tool versus classes that do not use the tool and see the differences.
It is also possible to examine differences between comparison groups and to diagnose their ability to find information effectively and quickly which is a very important and critical skill today and in the world to which they are growing to.
- Classroom / Students data (amount,name,age … )
- Lesson data - Start time / sarter topic
- Content related data (grade/score , owner , vocabulary , test questions ..)
- Data Analysis
- Worksheets /tests creator based on the content of the lesson.
Solution tweet textWe invite you to a journey into new worlds of knowledge through collaborative, graphic and interactive tool that enables meaningful, innovative and fun learning. Come for a ride on our CAMAL to explore new things.
This tool is a "living" collaborative conceptual map that a group has created and is being measured while creating it .
This is a different "map" , it is more of a shared journey of a group of students that creates their own path of learning. They are actually creating their own learning book or learning materials.
The teacher acts like a guide and a mentor and helps them connect all the pieces and find relevancy to the starter topic.
the students and teacher come to class without knowing exactly where they are going to be today in terms of new areas of knowledge.
The tool lights uptheir curiosity and leaves them with a lot of new knowledge and new way of looking at things and looking even on news items. Next time they will see a headline they will think of many aspects related to that "flat" news item. they will understand that there are many aspects to that piece of news.
This solution can easily be used in any class , any language , any disciplinary.
This tool can also be used as an evaluation process for students.
The tool can be used anywhere and doesn't require any infrastructure beside wifi.
Regarding implementation all is needed is to download this application to your phone/PC and initiate it with class/students data.
Every class will get a lesson code and the students will connect to it at the beginning of the lesson.
every activity in class will be recorded and saved in a clloud based DB.
Students will be able to lookup the map and do homework according to the map outcomes. they will not be able to change other students items but they will be able to answer questions other students will display for them.
Solution team work
The team was brought together by the organizers of the Hackathon.
I (Yael Gur) came up with this idea and we did some brainstorming within the group that really helped to form a basic idea/
Eventually we were left as a team of two - Myself and the team mentor Anat Maor.
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