Proceedings of the First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI '07), ACM, New York, NY, pp.191-194
In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of Teaching Table, an interactive tabletop audio-visual device aimed at enhancing the learning experience for prekindergarten children by involving them in physical activities. Using electromagnetic sensing technology, the table can track tagged objects placed on its surface, accurately identifying their type and location while providing a coincident visual display and audio feedback. Teaching activities that are aimed at developing early math skills have been created for the table in alignment with standard curriculum guidelines for pre-K schools. Additionally, we include software based assessment tools for mentors/teachers to easily track an individual child's progress during the process of interacting with the table.