Digestive System–Kinect and Science

So recently I discovered how to make pictures zoom and zoom out using the Kinect which was a fun discovery for me. After working with Alessio Bernardelli (@asober), it got me thinking…. maybe there could be more ways of making science more fun and interactive with the Kinect by Microsoft.

operation_game1After spending a few days thinking, I saw an advert for operation on the TV. It gave me one of those light bulb moments! I thought that could be a way of making operation a game which would teach students about the human body. Through-out my school years I always found it hard to memorise the digestive system and I always found it hard to remember the different names for each thing. It was for this reason that I decided to make a program which would show me the different parts of the digestive system.

I found some images online of things like the digestive systemdigestivesystem and tweezers. This way, I could simulate the game operation. The students would hover their hand in front of the Kinect to activate the program. Once they have activated the Kinect, they would then hover the tweezers over the word until it changes and then they would have to go and hover over the correct black box. If they have the correct answer, then the black box disappears if it is incorrect then they will hear an error noise and the cursor will change back to tweezers.

You can download the source from my SkyDrive:

Digestive System with Kinect

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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