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Red, Yellow, GO!: A Crosswalk for Everyone

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Participate and share : Poster

Thursday, December 3, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Luciana Álvarez Rodríguez  
Montserrat Pérez Álvarez  
Lucía Silva Rosas  
Alejandra Tavera Vargas  
José Gustavo Calderón De Anda  

Crossing streets in our country is not easy due to a lack of road safety education, and being visually impaired makes it even more complicated. The design of a vibrating cane and digitized crosswalk stripes connected to the traffic lights to signal blind people when crossing would improve their lives.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: Social studies, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will:
Become sensitive and willing to apply their knowledge to help others.
Appreciate a design thinking process proposed by students who want to contribute to their society and make a better world for people in need.
How important it is for students to promote projects in which they can apply their knowledge and technological resources and benefit from using them while creating meaningful learning experiences.

Students will be able to make a difference becoming cultural influencers in our country by designing a digital device that will impact positively the life of visually impaired people, creating consciousness among citizens (both drivers and pedestrians).

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Alejandra Tavera Vargas, Instituto Alpes San Javier

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