Educators today face the challenge of
teaching a distracted generation. With competition like
television, the Internet, video games, and cellphones, teachers
need all the help they can get. That's where we come in.
Our work is dedicated to leveraging the power of these pervasive
technologies for the betterment of education.
All of our projects are grounded in fundamental principles
of education and cognitive psychology. This foundation combines
with explosive 3D graphics and dynamic interaction to create
an engaging multimedia application that moves beyond the
“wow-factor” to focus on the actual learning
Simulations are 3D interactive virtual
objects or environments that allow students to explore information
in a dynamic way. Instead of just showing students pictures
of an African village, let them also become a virtual member
by exploring a simulated community. The flexibility to choose
what interests them and take the time they need to process
the information will greatly improve retention and comprehension.
Covering math, physics, biology, history, music, and many
more - the possibilities for learning simulations are virtually
With recent improvements in web-based
technology, our simulations are now accessible to students
at home as well as in the classroom. Teachers can give homework
assignments that enhance classroom lessons while providing
a fun and challenging experience that students will look
When given the choice between television and a textbook,
most kids prefer Captain Couch Potato. But you can defeat
the Captain with simulation savvy.
We don't want to reinvent the wheel.
Teachers are fantastic storytellers. Interactive models
are one more hi-tech tool for their bag of tricks. They
can be easier and more flexible than chalkboard drawings
or textbook illustrations. Furthermore, we can create a
custom model specific to any lesson plan.
We still think that students should
visit places like the museum and the zoo, but let us take
them where no school bus can. We can tunnel to the epicenter
of an earthquake, shrink inside a mitochondria, or fly to
the surface of the sun. Time, distance, and danger are no
obstacle for our virtual visits!
Consistency is an important consideration
when making decisions about a curriculum. Designing a set
of teaching tools must be a holistic endeavor. At N Formation,
we are capable and comfortable working with teachers, students,
and parents to create effective education packages.