Creative approaches to teaching & learning• Monitoring animal behaviour via the school’s PigCam & Eggcam.• Completing their homework via Twitter & Facebook.• Broadcasting live to 30 million people in Indonesia.• Using the Microsoft KINECT during lessons.These are not gimmicks or PR stunts, theinnovative experiences happening here are provingto be incredibly effective & happen on a daily basis.
Embracing New TechnologiesWhy spend thousands of pounds on softwarewhen web 2.0 tools are free, easy to use andreadily available?The KINECT SDK software is free so is theprograming software, all you need is thesensor which costs around £80.
What do our students think of our approach to these technologies? “Enhances our learning” “Makes learning more interesting and fun” “Learning skills to prepare for our future” “Free, quick and simple to use”“Accessible in school, at home, anytime & anywhere” “They can be used in any subject” “Help connect school to home – our parents and teachers can talk”
The K-Team Name Twitter account Blog site Stuart Ball @innovativeteach http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers/Ray Chambers @Lanky_Boi_Ray http://www.raychambers.wordpress.com Gareth Ritter @ritzertech http://www.askthemusicteacher.co.uk/Nicki Maddams @GeekyNicki http://www.interactiveclassroom.net/ Dan Roberts @chickensaltash http://www.chickensaltash.edublogs.org
Blogging about my journeyhttp://techlemur.wordpress.com/
Project goalsShowing students learning can be: o Fun o Inclusive o AccessibleTo show that you can use a mix of existingand new innovative technologies to create acompletely different perspective on how tofind solutions to problems.
The Impact on students This project has helped students develop their collaborative skills as well as taking ownership of their learning via new, innovative technologies. The project has also helped motivate and develop hand eye co-ordination and motor skills in students but in particular students with Special Educational Needs.