Pass It On

Awards entry

a tool for educating middle school children on the evolution of communication

Last year, the danish educational system celebrated its 200th anniversary. We were asked to contribute, by creating an educational tool, that would teach 13-year-olds, about the evolution of communication.

We quickly realised, that to a 13 year old, that topic sounds very boring.
So how could we capture their attention? We decided to turn theory into practice.

We created a smartphone app, that simulates four historical communication technologies in one:

The speaking drum, the semaphore, the telegraph and the telephone.

We then created a multiplayer game, that teaches the students how to use the technologies while playing.

See app in Appstore or Google play