February 9th, 2013 Add comment
When many thousand years ago mankind learned to write, we thereby revolutionized our existence and created a whole new world of possibilities for ourselves ... A start-up has now set out to revolutionize the way we learn to write – with an innovative educational aid that – yet again – creates a whole new world of possibilities.
Lernstift combines well-tried, classical writing utensil with state of the art technology that points out grammatical errors or flaws of form and legibility while writing. Next to the obvious advantages for the learner, it thereby gives writing by hand new relevance and appeal in times of iPad & Co.
Fun factor meets learning effect
Lernstift introduces kids to technology while making sure they don't lose the „feel of real life“. That‘s what makes it an ideal e-learning tool. With Lernstift kids can improve their writing abilities in a fun and playful way. As a means of autonomous learning it could even be used in school.
E-Learning, not E-Cheating
Der Lernstift is not at all a cheating pen! After all, it doesn’t give you the correct answer, it merely points your attention to a mistake. It’s like a reliable friend tapping you on the shoulder, saying: "Wait a minute! Something’s not quite right. Think again." Kids will still have to learn orthography and grammar, but that’ll be much faster and much more fun.
Open for anything new – and social media sharing
Based on an open software platform there will be various Lernstift Apps – including tools to monitor the learning success. There are vast possibilities for developers to get creative. Furthermore a Lernstift Community will be launched to give parents and kids a platform to exchange experiences.
Entertainment merged with actual use
Lernstift is a truly relevant startup. After all, it‘s a real, original and tangible product that is truly useful. Next to the error detection feature Lernstift also has great potential for private and business application.
Lernstift was founded by entrepreneur, software developer and media designer Falk Wolsky and conceptual copywriter Daniel Kaesmacher and has just finished its first venture round with private business angels. Crowd-funding is scheduled to begin in February of 2013.