What Schooltoon is
Schooltoon is a project born from the belief that the era of the Education centralized is over forever. We are moving towards a future of digital educational content, made up of self-generated content, made of new languages, third-cultural and cross mediality. The school is changing, it is “overturning”. We will study more and more at home, on the street, on public transport, in pubs, in bars, using what it offers the network. And we will spend our time at school to confront ourselves on what we have already seen and heard on our PC , on our tablet and our smartphone. Even access to culture is changing and needs to even more change, riding the new languages and new technologies available to maximize the accessibility and dissemination.
That's why we created Moretti, Giovanna, Prof. Eddie and all the other characters in Schooltoon, which with their language revolutionize the way we disseminate, we teach and we learn, helping to create the school and the accessibility to the culture of the future.
Schooltoon took its first steps with mathematics and scientific topics, creating more than 150 videolessons, based on cartoons, organized into "constellations". A constellation represents a single cultural topic, while the single video pills are the sections that compose it, as the paragraphs of a chapter, usable in sequence or independently of each other.
We cater to everyone: students, teachers, parents, fans of culture and self-learners, because Schooltoon is accessible by everyone everywhere. In fact our videolessons are available for free for everyone on the website www.schooltoon.com, on YouTube channel and on social platforms Facebook and Twitter.
Video "What Schooltoon is" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFUQNadQde0
Why we are raising funds
Schooltoon was born with financial resources from our side: the founding members. We believed from the first day, and continue to do so, devoting time and resources to the project, chasing our dream. We have already created more than 150 video, and the numbers are very encouraging, but we still need to grow, to arrive at a sufficient scale to attract donations and advertisements, to enable us to support us with our strengths and continue to offer a free service to our audience; because we are convinced that Education can not be sold as a commodity, but should flow freely among people, available to all, for all, regardless of ability to purchase. It's time for new directions, towards models more effective, engaging, fun and innovative, based on feedbacks received from many of you. This takes to our project #schooltoon - The School by Cartoons. Following our usual rules overturned: in the same way we subvert the patterns of transmission of culture, creating pills of knowledge available to all, now we are demanding "pills of funding" to all of you, with the aim to raise enough funds to be able to get a qualitative leap for our project.
Here is our project in 5 points!
1 - Content evolution: depth.
We want to involve experts from various disciplines, to create cross-cultural connections more and more interesting, crossing our reference discipline, math, with art, philosophy and human sciences. Our videolessons want to spread a new vision of cultural diffusion, chasing the dream of helping to change the world, surpassing the rigid distinction between the two traditional fields of knowledge, humanistic and scientific / technical, going towards new paradigms, that see culture as a unique thing: the third culture.
2 - Content evolution: breadth
We want to open Schooltoon to other disciplines, such as Geometry, Physics, History, Philosophy, Latin, which we think will be disclosed with criteria similar to those experienced in mathematics, aiming to involve more and more students and enriching, contaminating, sometimes overturning the traditional patterns of teaching.
3 - Visual & Sound
Our media technology is still a "handicraft work", based on a pioneering work and many sleepless nights, but we believe it is now time to develop it, using more advanced graphics processing, and professional voices, able to enhance the emotional profile and dynamism of our characters.
4 - Social Inclusion
Our first step towards inclusiveness was simple and concrete: to create a version of our cartoons with subtitles for the hearing impaired. But we want to do much more, studying solutions for visually impaired people and children with cognitive deficits, relying on web technology, to bring those who, otherwise, in the traditional forms of transmission of knowledge, risks exclusion. Because time of exclusion is over, forever.
5 – Language
It is time for Moretti to leave for a tour in the world ... but not on vacation! We want to make a first videolesson in English, to bring a wider audience, and deal with different cultures, multiplying the opportunities for growth and development of our idea of Education.
In short, we want to change the world of Education with the help of all of you!
Who we are
Schooltoon is the first project of Kaderby Media Ltd., a start-up founded in January 2013 by four Electronic Engineers, with a passion for culture, cartoons, music, multimedia and enterprise: Antonio Lucio, Mauro and Vittorio. The founders work with collaborators of different skills, some supporting in specific topic of science, others supporting for dubbing, graphics, and texts on screenplays. In fact, Schooltoon requires a large team, able to generate the right cultural crossing, combining the rigor of teaching, with the lightness of cartoons language and with appropriate variations on the theme.
Il sito Web: www.schooltoon.com
I Video divulgativi: www.schooltoon.com/Lezioni
Il Canale YouTube: www.youtube.com/schooltoonchannel
Fan Page Facebook: www.facebook.com/schooltoon
Account Twitter: www.twitter.com/schooltoon
Major Awards: HackTheExpo: our project was selected by Wired-Italia among the first 21 out of 350 (http://www.wired.it/attualita/2014/10/03/finalisti-hack-the-expo/ )
RAI Scuola adopted Schooltoon: http://www.raiscuola.rai.it/lezione/le-disequazioni-di-secondo-grado/1713/default.aspx
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Here we are: Antonio, Lucia, Gabriele, Lucio, Mauro, Vittorio, Corinna, Dafni, Carlo. These are the names of those who dream of a world in which culture is accessible to all. But this dream cannot be achieved by a few people. It needs the help of all, we need your contribution. Add your name to our ones! We want to build the school of the future and we want to do it with you!
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