WHAT IS
WECO PLAY?

WECO PLAY is a collection of learning games and activities for large touchscreens. They are designed to enable several children to play and learn together. By using a shared device it can motivate learning, facilitate communication and collaboration. The WECO PLAY platform include a range of different learning games, from a math race, to drawing through block programming, a book creator and many other activities.

WHAT IS
WECO PLAY?

WECO PLAY is a collection of learning games and activities for large touchscreens. They are designed to enable several children to play and learn together. By using a shared device it can motivate learning, facilitate communication and collaboration. The WECO PLAY platform include a range of different learning games, from a math race, to drawing through block programming, a book creator and many other activities.

OUR FOCUS

When designing we focus on facilitating communication, collaboration, as well as supporting shared and playful learning experiences.

SHARED LEARNING

Shared learning experiences are for example supported by including different roles, thereby enabling the players to distribute the activity to take advantage of their diverse strength, or by allowing players to compete across different skill levels.

COLLABORATION

All of the learning activities and games are designed to be used by four or more players. Although designed for four players, they can also be used by fewer. Playing the games with fewer people can make some games harder to win, thereby encouraging the players to invite others into the game.

COMMUNICATION

Communication between players are encouraged in different ways, for example by creating a shared goal thereby encouraging players to help each other, or balancing the amount of feedback provided in the game, to motivate the players to help each other.

PLAYFUL LEARNING

Games have to possibility to support learning and involve all students including those with special education needs. By wrapping learning in game activities it can motivate and create a fun and engaging setting for learning.

THE WECO PLAY SOFTWARE

WECO PLAY is designed to be used on large interactive screens, both portable, tables and wall mounted. It includes 30+ learning games and activities that can be played in English, German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. The content focus on language and math skills, but also contain games directed at art, natural science or physical activity. The platform is continuously updated with new games and content.

THE WECO PLAY SOFTWARE

WECO PLAY is designed to be used on large interactive screens, both portable, tables and wall mounted. It includes 30+ learning games and activities that can be played in English, German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. The content focus on language and math skills, but also contain games directed at art, natural science or physical activity. The platform is continuously updated with new games and content.

PORTABLE SCREENS

INTERACTIVE TABLES

WALL MOUNTED DISPLAYS

EXAMPLE GAMES

PUZZLE

The game illustrates how collaboration can be designed into even very simple games. The game can be played in a way, where there are fewer pieces, but where all of the pieces needs to be held in the right place in order to solve the puzzle. Consequently, in this mode it requires collaboration and communication to get all of the pieces held in the right position, and it often results in twister-like situations, where the arms are crossed.

BOOK BUILDER

The game is an example of allowing the children to be content creators. Book creator makes it possible to make and read books, which contain both text and graphics. The children build a book together, by constructing illustrations from a graphic database and writing text. The wring process in designed with multiple roles, constructing sentences, spelling, and placing the words in the right order. The finished product is an interactive book that the other children can read and play with.

MATH RACE

The game illustrates facilitating competition on equal terms, regardless of whether the children have similar or varying skill levels. Each player choose what arithmetic skills they want to train, and then compete by driving a small car around and collecting answers. The game purposefully hides the contestants scores, in order not to discourage the players while playing.

DESIGNED FOR

The Weco Play learning games can be used from kindergarten to primary school. The difficulty of the games can be adjusted either through being competitive, where the other competitors set the level of difficulty, or through adjusting the learning task in the game.  The game ‘Grocery Store’ illustrates how the same game can be used at different levels. The game can be played without prices, where items on the visual shopping list simply have to be purchased with any coin, the difficulty can be increased by adding prices, as well as a written shopping list. Furthermore, when changing the in-game language it can be used when learning a foreign language.

The Weco Play learning games can be used from kindergarten to primary school. The difficulty of the games can be adjusted either through being competitive, where the other competitors set the level of difficulty, or through adjusting the learning task in the game.  The game ‘Grocery Store’ illustrates how the same game can be used at different levels. The game can be played without prices, where items on the visual shopping list simply have to be purchased with any coin, the difficulty can be increased by adding prices, as well as a written shopping list. Furthermore, when changing the in-game language it can be used when learning a foreign language.