By Mrs Randa Abo Elwafa
Information and Educational technology
How To Use Leap Motion
(Crazy Future Technology)
In The Classroom
Leap Motion is a product new and highly
promising device. For those who never heard
of the Leap Motion controller before, it’s a
small piece of hardware, compatible with
both, Macs and PC’s, that allows the user to
control the device without touching the
keyboard, the mouse, or the screen.
o The pedagogical potential persuaded me to spend the
$80, a somewhat steep asking price, and try it in my
classroom. In my trials I discovered that the petite device
can make an excellent teaching companion, and can
complement a teacher’s arsenal of teaching tools.
LEAP MOTION PENIFETS
Leap Motion provides a powerful and sensitive touch-free 3-D motion-
control and motion-sensing technology.
Leap Motion’s proprietary technology, invented by co-founder David
Holz, can track the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to
1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency.
The Leap Motion Controller is a small USB device technology can easily
embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware.
Leap Motion allows anyone to use natural movements to interact with
their computer, browse the web or use motion-control applications
found in Airspace
Given the fact that Leap Motion is a newcomer to
the filed of technology, the number of available
applications, particularly education-oriented
applications, is naturally, low at the moment.
However, the few that are available, if used
appropriately, can elevate any lesson to a highly
enjoyable augmented reality experience, and as
such, they can provide unique learning
opportunities for all students, especially kinesthetic
learners. Furthermore, it appears that the Leap
Motion controller has a great potential in the field
of special education. Special education students
of all ages can benefit greatly from the
advantages the small device offers.
The fact that the enormous size of planets, stars,
and galaxies make them such an abstract
concept to explain, teaching kids about space has
always been a challenging task for many teachers.
Thankfully, Leap Motion comes to fill that gap and
offer a unique tool that helps me explain the
structure of the Milky Way Galaxy in such a
Students were able to use the Leap Motion
controller to zoom in and away from the Sun, the
planets of our solar system and their moons, as well
as all of the major satellites that orbit Earth. Using
just their index figure, they were able to pull up
facts and graphics about the internal structure of
each planet, general information about a planet’s
size, length of day and year, surface temperature,
as well as the names of scientific missions and
probes sent to these planets.
Arguably, Google Earth is the most modern,
detail packed, and up-to-date map tool
teachers can use to teach history and
geography. With Leap Motion teachers end up
with nothing less than Google Earth on steroids.
Once you manage to master the admittedly
highly sensitive controls, Leap Motion seems to
have been created to complement Google
Earth. Both tools work in absolute harmony, and
the user is able to perform flyovers over the
Our students were having a blast showing off
their piloting skills and delivering a report on how
to use cardinal directions as well as pinpointing
the locations of major geographical features
There is something to be said about the
Leap Motion’s potential in the lower
elementary grades. There is a limited, at the
moment, number of very good apps on the
These apps can help students develop eye-
hand coordination skills and at the same
time explore educational concepts
,teachers can use to teach counting skills
as well as odd and even numbers. teachers
teach skip counting, and animal and piano
sounds. Both apps do an excellent job in
helping students develop their motor skills
while working on number sense.
How can we apply
in teaching MATH
In The following I am trying to apply this technology in teaching a
lesson Summary of math classes…..
Behavioral objectives for the lesson
At the end of the lesson the student will be able to differentiate
between the three-dimensional geometric shapes.
The student knows the properties and characteristics of each form
That the student observing the differences between these forms
The student can connect these models between the study and use in
The student can draw these solids technology and professionalism, as
well as ease.
That assesses the student's lesson in terms of ease, problem solving,
and applications of Life.
Every now and then, new and favorable tools
come to disturb the waters, and some of them
finally cause troublemaking invention. Leap Motion
belongs to that type. It is a invention with an
unbelievable skill to blow people’s inspiration,
especially students, and open the door to
unbelievable innovation. For those aware with the
SAMR Model, this is “redefinition of learning and
achievement of tasks before mind-blowing” at its
Early adopters and technology fans will possibly
affection the Leap Motion controller, and they will
try to find innovative ways to use it in the
classroom. However, sooner or later all teachers
might want to give the tiny device a try in their
By Nikolaos Chatzopoulos on October 2, 2013
OcuSpec Raises 1.3M From Andreessen And
Others To Build An "Affordable Kinect"•
Leap Motion Raises $12.75 Million, Wants To
Change “The Future Of Human/Computer
Interaction” (techcrunch.com) 
Leap Motion Raises $30M More For Its Gesture-
Based Controller, Announces Bundling Deal
With Asus (techcrunch.com)