Welcome:Jimmy Edwards – Teacher of ICT & Business Studiessaltash.net community school
What am I going to cover• My School• Partners in Learning Network• How to use the KINECT In the classroom
saltash.netcommunityschool is:an 11-18 mixedcommunitycomprehensivewith 1337students.                 It has been a        ...
‘The main thing isto keep the main thing     the main thing and the main thing is       learning.’
The way we are learning is        changing
Creative approaches to     teaching & learning• Monitoring animal behaviour via the school’s  PigCam & Eggcam.• Completing...
Embracing New            TechnologiesWhy spend thousands of pounds on softwarewhen web 2.0 tools are free, easy to use and...
What do our students think of        our approach to these            technologies?               “Enhances our learning” ...
http://www.pil-network.com/
The K-Team    Name          Twitter account                  Blog site  Stuart Ball    @innovativeteach     http://blogs.m...
How to use the KINECT In     the classroom
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...
The Impact on students This project has helped students develop their collaborative skills as well as taking ownership of ...
The KINECT with SEN      Students
How to download the   KINECT SDK
Visual Studio C# Express
How to contact me        Blog:   http://techlemur.wordpress.com      E-mail:   Jimedwards1984@googlemail.com     Twitter: ...
PELeCON the KINECT Generations Project
PELeCON the KINECT Generations Project
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PELeCON the KINECT Generations Project

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PELeCON the KINECT Generations Project

  1. 1. Welcome:Jimmy Edwards – Teacher of ICT & Business Studiessaltash.net community school
  2. 2. What am I going to cover• My School• Partners in Learning Network• How to use the KINECT In the classroom
  3. 3. saltash.netcommunityschool is:an 11-18 mixedcommunitycomprehensivewith 1337students. It has been a specialist school in Science, Maths & Computing with a Rural Dimension since September 2004.
  4. 4. ‘The main thing isto keep the main thing the main thing and the main thing is learning.’
  5. 5. The way we are learning is changing
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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”
  9. 9. http://www.pil-network.com/
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. How to use the KINECT In the classroom
  12. 12. Blogging about my journeyhttp://techlemur.wordpress.com/
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. The KINECT with SEN Students
  16. 16. How to download the KINECT SDK
  17. 17. Visual Studio C# Express
  18. 18. How to contact me Blog: http://techlemur.wordpress.com E-mail: Jimedwards1984@googlemail.com Twitter: @Jimmy_EdwardsWindows Live: James Edwards LinkedIn: Jimmy Edwards Skype: Jimmy_edwards1984

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