Inspiration

With the current circumstances of COVID-19 and the shift to online learning, school has gotten much harder for many of us, especially high school students. To help ease the stress a bit, we decided to create a single website with learning resources for assistance in mathematics, english, science and social studies. Many of these sites are reusable as a refresher before the start of a course, as a learning guide or for practice before a major test. This site is made by high school students, for high school students.

What it does

DATACation provides high school students with a one-stop site to find resources for assistance in mathematics, english, science, and social studies. Based on the users grade and specified subject they would like assistance with, the website would redirect them to new page consisting of helpful resources the student can use.

How we built it

We built this website with HTML, CSS, Javascript and collaborated through GitHub. Our project was primarily front-end work as the main functions of our site were completable with these languages. We also used additional resources such as Wireframe and Google Slides to plan out and share our layout before coding.

Challenges we ran into

One challenge we ran into was the different curriculum taught in the United States and Canada. Our team was split by location but we managed to contribute, do some research on subjects completely new to us and gathered resources. Our skill sets also varied, some of us with relatively more web development experience than others but because of this, we learned lots from each other over the course of this project and made use of everyones skills.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This was the first hackathon for some of us so completing and submitting a project was definitely an accomplishment that we are proud of. Also being able to make a functioning and responsive website within 36 hours is something worth being proud of as well.

What we learned

We learned various things from each other including how to use GitHub and new HTML skills. We all expanded our skill sets in one way or another and were grateful for having such a helpful team to learn from moving forward with future endeavours.

What's next for DATACation

This website can be built upon to provide more efficient resources to students. Some functions that could be added are what specific type of assistance the student is requesting. For example, whether they're looking for study videos, practice tests or maybe online tutoring. We could also add additional subjects taught in school such as accounting, computer science and business and include not only high school grades but also middle school and elementary grades as well.

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