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”...
Why did I start using the Kinect• Last lesson for the semester.• Didn’t want it to be “Just a video”• Something engaging t...
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  roo...
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 hav...
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 t...
XBOX• Available “School Activity Plans” already built for  Kinect COT’shttp://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/products/p...
Computer• Kinect SDKhttp://www.kinectforwindows.org• The Kinect “K-Team”http://blogs.msdn.com/b/teachers/archive/2011/09/0...
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  – T...
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Microsoft kinect in education

  1. 1. Microsoft Kinect inEducationCarlin GrieveSecondary School TeacherMelbourne, Australia
  2. 2. My SchoolGovernmentSecondary School (7-12)Kinect Lessons used forYear 7 and Year 9 Students
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. How does it work?• In a Classroom?• With over 20 Students and only 1 Sensor?• Xbox or Computer?
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. With 20 Students• Form Teams• Rotate students having turns• Keeping the students not playing working
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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/
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Kinect Angles – (K Team App)
  13. 13. 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.

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