Spelling Test with Kinect!

For those of you following my blogs sorry for the late update! Have had a lot going on but hey! I’m back with a new program!spellings
Once again, the concept is simple but it’s been made so that one again, teachers don’t need programming knowledge to use it. I have made a simple spelling test that accepts 10 spellings in a text file. It then reads it into the program and once the student has checked their answer they just press the submit button by hovering over it!

Check out the instructions below to see how it works!

Download the source code or the application to run from my sky drive: Click here


To view the source you will need the file “Spelling Test Source”, If you’re just out to try out this spelling test then open the zip file called “Spelling Test Full”. This one will not need any compiling. Just click on “Spelling Test” in the folder and you’re all set!

1. Run the application.

2. Wave your right hand in front of it and you will see a pink ball on your screen.

3. Once you are ready, hover your hand over the submit button.

4. If your spelling is correct, it will say well done and make a ping sound.

5. If your spelling is incorrect, it will say incorrect and make an error sound.

6. To reset your answer hover over the reset button.

7. To change the spellings open up the test file in the folder and change them.

That’s all there is to it. I’m hoping to use it this week in some of my ICT lessons to help the students spell their keywords they need. It should be fun and I can teach them the meaning of them at the same time. Bringing more literacy into your lessons! How RAD!

If you have any success with this or any suggestions, please feel free to comment.

About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.
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