- Teachers can adapt the topics and content directly during the lessons. Hence, the courses can be individually customized for particular classes and even individual students in class.
- The technology of Waltzing Atoms brings the digital classroom to life: School is not a physical building any more, but the students can learn anywhere and anywhen. Teachers can post new exercises independently of a fixed time table.
- Teachers can share their exercises world-wide, thus every teacher can flexibly design an individual curriculum, combining elements of an international community. Expertise is exchanged accelerating the progress to improve educational techniques all over the world.
Waltzing Atoms - Chemistry
In 2016, the Waltzing Atoms tool has been bought by the Austrian Ministry of Education for all schools. Currently, it is used in over 300 schools. As a next goal, the Waltzing Atoms team wants to change chemistry courses on a global scale. The playful inspiration of students is their main revenue.
The team currently implements animated chemical reactions into Waltzing Atoms.
Waltzing Numbers - Math and Computer Engineering
Everybody has such memories from kindergarten or grammar school: I have sweets and want to share them with my friend(s). But how to share in a fair way? Funnily, this issue is connected to the famous Nobel prize laureate and mathematician John Nash. The story how he won the nobel prize in economics is prominently told in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind' starring Russell Crowe. It is the so-called game theory that's important in many fields - from fair sharing among friends to a nuclear weapons crises.
Waltzing Numbers shows students how close Nobel prize and playing a collaborative game really can be. They face different opponents, e.g. the 'Fair Egoist'. But take care: opponents remember how they have been treated and might bite back. Wait, who got the 'Crazy Altruist' last round?
As the game evolves, the students have to interact also non-digital with each other. Teacher get a live update of the game, help out students and receive a game statistics.
Philipp Wissgott grew up in Vienna, Austria and studied mathematics and physics at the TU Vienna. During his own education, Philipp created game-like environments to motivate himself to learn and to solve problems. He thinks science is beautiful and magical, and that we should provide more ways to experience it playfully. The world is a playground of mysteries that Philipp likes to explore whenever possible.