To truly understand a subject, students need to make a personal connection with the stories and the people behind the information. This was our goal when we designed the digital experience for the Holodomor Mobile Classroom – a converted bus in which high school students across North America learn about the
Ukrainian genocide. The classroom is based on a technological ecosystem that links three custom apps, 32 iPads, a MacPro server and a 24-foot screen, all using an array of programming languages.
The Holodomor Mobile Classroom has already visited dozens of schools, and its journey is just beginning. The feedback from students has been beyond expectations; they leave the bus talking not about the technology they used, but rather about the ways that the experience shifted their perspective and opened their eyes.