In my lesson today I wanted to get students to come up and learn using the white board. I wanted students to try and interact with flow charts using the Kinect SDK. In ICT we currently use a piece of software called “GO”. The students need to understand concepts of using flow charts. They have to understand the different shapes used and they also need to understand why we use sensors in real life. As part of the current national curriculum, I wanted to spruce things up a little bit.
In my ICT lesson today, I had students coming up and making their flow charts using a Kinect cursor which was made using the Kinect SDK. It was a little “glitchy” but students loved using it and got a lot from it. Students progress more when the enjoy the subject FACT! Check out the plenary in the video below.
After the main part of the lesson, students were split into 4 groups across the class. I had 4 rows of computers and put each row of students together in the 4 separate corners of the class. The students would then answer questions using a piece of software called XGAMES. This piece of software requires the use of 4 Xbox Controllers, A Sensor and your set of questions. I bought my sensor off E-bay for £6. The Xbox controllers were found around my house. It has an easy to use question set which you can edit and the students enjoy using it. There are 4 games on it and students compete on all 4 of them to get the highest score. In my lesson, we played XDrop! Students would be able to bet points on the answer and would try and get the highest score. See the video to see the parts of my lesson on control.