The information and communication educational platform Sferum sums up the results of the All-Russian hackathon “Communications in Education”, which was held with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Teams were formed from three schoolchildren and three teachers, or from three students and three college teachers.

Photo: Press Service of the Ministry of Education of Russia

In total, 900 teams from 60 regions of the country took part in the hackathon – 5.4 thousand teachers and students. They received training in education communications from the experts of the IKRA team and worked together on creative solutions for communication in the school environment.

300 teams met in the hackathon final. The key task for each team was to identify a challenge in educational communication and propose a solution to it using the functionality of the Sferum educational profile in VK Messenger.

As a result won Sterlitamak College of Construction and Professional Technologies of the city of Sterlitamak, Republic of Bashkortostan. The winning team includes three teachers: Elena Chilikina, Irina Shalaeva and Lyubov Beloborodova and three students: Nikita Masyutin, Andrey Fedorov and Eduard Asadullin.

“Thank you very much to the organizers for hosting the hackathon. The guys and I worked well as a team, everyone learned something new for themselves. Of course, this is a positive and very important experience for us. After the end of the hackathon, we plan to further develop our idea,” said Elena Chilikina.

Second place occupied the school number 10 of Rostov-on-Don. Her team included computer science teacher Melsida Khachatryan, educational psychologist Ksenia Akimova and history and social studies teacher Elena Popova, as well as schoolchildren Anastasia Sitova, Polina Kulikova and Kira Beskorovaynaya.

“Hackathon “Communications in Education” has become a unique opportunity for us to try ourselves in a new format and work with a problem that is so close to us and our peers. Immersion in the Sferum platform has opened up new opportunities for us, which we will definitely use in the educational process to achieve our goals,” said Melsida Khachatryan. – As part of the competition, we learned a lot of new things, solved creative problems and, of course, united even more, becoming a single team. As a result of brainstorming, we created a project and plan to implement it in our educational institution.”

On the third place turned out to be Gusevskaya glass college named after G.F. Chekhlov of the city of Gus-Khrustalny, Vladimir Region. His team includes: teacher of special disciplines, teacher of Technopark-33 Natalya Gruzdeva, deputy director for IT and additional education Dmitry Golubev, teacher of special disciplines, WorldSkills expert Pavel Gasov and students Andrey Bobkov, Vlada Vilkova and Ruslana Kuzina.

“For our team, this is the first experience of participating in hackathons. Project activities are close to us, but the format that was chosen – a presentation with comments and advice – helped a lot in completing the assignments. It’s nice that the students from the team were on the air all the time, asked questions in the chat, immediately got involved in the work and simply generated great ideas, because the topic of interaction and communication in the educational process is very close to them, – shared Natalya Gruzdeva. – Personally, I danced with joy when the presenter announced that our team took third place. It’s great to see the result of our joint work.”

Participants of the winning teams, in particular, will receive smartphones for personal use, a laptop for an educational organization, and VK Capsule Mini smart speakers with Marusya’s voice assistant for each participant.

In addition, the ambassadors of digital education, who conducted educational lectures as part of the final, chose the winners of a number of special nominations.

Yes, in nomination “Ideological breakthrough” The winner was the IT-Cube Center for Digital Education of Children (a division of the Bolokhov Machine-Building College) in the city of Bolokhovo, Tula Region. Andrey Rudakov, Konstantin Mezentsev, Alexander Petrakov, Sofia Belyakova, Vladimir Bezrukov and Maria Bacharova got into his team.

In the nomination “Design Solution” the secondary educational school of the village of Primalkinskoye, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, was chosen as the winner. Her team included: Larisa Tikhonova, Yakovlevna, Victoria Evdokimova, Maria Logvinenko, Vadim Dashiev, Kristina Kablova and Victoria Vivcharenko.

The team of the school of the Kharp village of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug won in the nomination “Digital View”. It included: Ruslan Maleev, Maxim Valner, Maria Maleeva, Artem Putin, Roman Mityaev and Valery Konev.

Don Polytechnic College of the Tula Region won the nomination “Digital Step Forward”. He was represented by Irina Demikhova, Kristina Tarasova, Danil Fedoseev and Daniil Prolygin.

Each winner of a special nomination will also receive a VK Capsule Mini smart speaker with Marusya’s voice assistant.

Among the winners of the quiz “Communications in Education”, which was also held in the finals of the hackathon, there were four teams. They represented the Lyceum Innopolis (Republic of Tatarstan), secondary school No. 27 (Ulyanovsk region), secondary school No. 7 (Kostroma region) and school No. 1329 (Moscow).

The winning teams of the quiz will receive as gifts, among other things, a smart speaker VK Capsule Mini with a voice assistant Marusya for the team.

In the special educational challenge #hackathonsferum, the physics teacher of the Shirinskaya secondary school No. 4 named after the Hero of the Soviet Union A.E. Tolmacheva (Republic of Khakassia) Valery Sorokin, teacher of secondary school No. 25 named after the Hero of the Russian Federation A.S. Sitnikova (Moscow region) Margarita Chub and teacher of computer science at the Kaduy Energy College (Vologda region) Anastasia Chegodaeva. They will also, among other prizes, receive smart speakers VK Capsule Mini with a voice assistant Marusya for personal use.

All hackathon finalists will receive a finalist diploma for the team and memorable gifts. Participants who complete the qualifying stage task will receive a participant certificate for the team. Teachers and lecturers who took part in the hackathon will be able to use the invitation to the advanced training course “Communications in Education” (with the issuance of a certificate).

“We congratulate all the winners and finalists of the Communications in Education hackathon and thank all the teams for participating in our event. We hope that the hackathon helped both teachers and students gain new experience in using digital tools in education, building communications and teamwork,” commented Ruben Akopov, CEO of Digital Education LLC (Sferum development company).