Gesture-based learning doesn't demand a new classroom, but it will create a new classroom identity.
KinectEDucation is a community-driven resource for developers, teachers, students, enthusiasts, and any other education stakeholder to promote and develop Kinect-friendly applications for use in classrooms. With KinectEDucation, you can freely:
As a community, we'll take ordinary applications - like Google Earth, Word Munchers, and drawing applications - and make them Kinect-friendly for use in learning environments.
Why haven’t most classrooms evolved to reflect the changes that have occurred in all other areas of industry over the past 200 years? Why don’t classrooms consistently foster the timeless principles of learning that we know to be true – principles governing successful collaboration, communities, and relevant learning?
On the outside looking in, it seems so easy. However, any teacher or administrator will testify that’s one of the biggest obstacles to overcome. Why are there two dichotomies? Simply stated, there’s a lot to consider. Evaluating the countless parameters influencing “modern day” classroom structure (standardized assessments, legislation, equity, finances, bureaucracy, learning fit within a scheduled time, etc.) helps to empathize with why educators’ innovative ideas don’t always nicely fit within the parameters of public education.
Integrating educational Kinect applications represents a blended classroom model, where we can explore innovative learning opportunities within the controlled setting demanded by the structure of public education.
One of the primary intents of KinectEDucation is to create a warehouse of Kinect-friendly applications, with all contributions coming from a community of regular people. Software ideas include newer applications like Google Earth, and nostalgic games like Word Munchers. The idea is to deliver active learning experiences within the confinements of an enclosed classroom environment. So, as long as you're not violating any terms of service, this includes just about all software and games.
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