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Microsoft kinect in education

Microsoft kinect in education



Powerpoint being utilised for Games MOOC 2012

Powerpoint being utilised for Games MOOC 2012



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    • Microsoft Kinect inEducationCarlin GrieveSecondary School TeacherMelbourne, Australia
    • My SchoolGovernmentSecondary School (7-12)Kinect Lessons used forYear 7 and Year 9 Students
    • What is a “Kinect”“Kinect is a motion sensing input device byMicrosoft for the Xbox 360 video game console andWindows PCs” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect)
    • Why did I start using the Kinect• Last lesson for the semester.• Didn’t want it to be “Just a video”• Something engaging to keep them on task.• Data collection & Graphing Kinect lesson was created.
    • What I found out• All the students wanted to be active in their last lesson as a result of a game console was in the room.• Every student completed the task. – Including the graphing component• Engagement is a necessity with todays students.
    • How does it work?• In a Classroom?• With over 20 Students and only 1 Sensor?• Xbox or Computer?
    • In a Classroom• Students help each other and take turns completing the tasks set (Games)• Commercial games do need to have structure or the students do not benefit.• Answering questions whilst playing.
    • With 20 Students• Form Teams• Rotate students having turns• Keeping the students not playing working
    • X-Box or ComputerXBOX Computer• COT’S (Commercial Games) • Currently no COT’s• Ready to go • Find, Test, or Create a Kinect program to run (May need to• Thoroughly Tested know how to code)• Only have to structure a • Content is education based lesson plan around a specific and more freedom can be game. given to the students.
    • XBOX• Available “School Activity Plans” already built for Kinect COT’shttp://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/products/pages/kinect.aspx• Kinect Educationhttp://www.kinecteducation.com/
    • Computer• Kinect SDKhttp://www.kinectforwindows.org• The Kinect “K-Team”http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers/archive/2011/09/08/using-the-kinect-sdk-the-k-team.aspx
    • Kinect Angles – (K Team App)
    • MOOC – FLOW & FIERO• Flow – It does have kids want to keep “in the zone” – Am I achieving Engagement or Fun?• Fiero – They are proud by achieving the activity.. Bowling etc. – “Body and Brain Exercises” – Experienced when their brain age is given.