Based on the interviews and research done last week we figured out many problems
that occur in classrooms and could/should be improved. The most interesting and current problem more and more students have is the lack of understanding German. Due to the present situation of huge migration numbers there are many pupils with migration background and sometimes no knowledge in German at all.
Therefore, teachers are now facing situations that they have not been trained for. Lessons, exams, etc. just got a lot more complicated. But also immigrated students suffer under these circumstances. Our prototype is designed to help pupils understand language and thus, also relieve teachers so that they can concentrate on their actual tasks.
A translation pen in combination with a Bluetooth-headset that students use during exams or while working on worksheets shall make the start in German schools a lot easier. The pen can be used like a marker to highlight all the words or sentences that should be translated. Through wireless connection with a headset the marked sentences’ translation is read to the user in real time.