Kinect Calculator–New App!

KinectCalc_thumb[3]So this year I have found out that I’m going to be teaching some Math lessons in my school and I thought it would be interesting to get students up and out of their seats. I wanted to make a Kinect application which allowed students to come up and use the board. My problem was is that the room I have been allocated does not have a smart board. The only thing it has is a projector.

This is where the Kinect comes in. I’m hoping that when I start teaching in the new year, I will be able to make some use of this application. Although it is not the most stable application at the moment you can see what is to come from this application. It has been listed in the application library I have created.

Click here to download the application.

Kinect Calculator–SDK

See the video below to see how it works.

If you want to run the source please remember to follow the instructions in this video below, otherwise you might get an error about coding 4 toolkit.

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You can find out more from this link – Click here


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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2 Responses to Kinect Calculator–New App!

  1. Cody Short says:

    Looks like you are teaching trig.. Perhaps consider using something like this I can provide you with a scratch file(scratch can be used with kinect i believe). I have not had the opportunity to use move it over to xna yet. Contact me at: frontiereducationtech at

  2. hilser says:

    out of their seats, not there. nice idea.

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