Microsoft Next Level Learning workshops – November 2015

This week we’re starting to pack our bags, as the team head out to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia for the free Microsoft Next Level Learning workshops for teachers and school IT managers. There’s a Teacher Track with themes around engaging students, gamification of learning, collaboration and learning analytics, plus a parallel…

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Want to know how to programme for Kinect? Buy this book

There are some amazing Kinect projects going on around the world: The Razorfish team are producing some of the best connected retail experiences using Kinect, Surface, Tag and Windows Phone. Read more here. The University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development in Minneapolis is using Kinect to watch children for early signs of autism. Read…

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Using Kinect for Windows with students

Rob Miles, from the University of Hull in the UK, has created a free pack of curriculum material for teachers or others who want to use the Kinect for Windows device within education. It might be for creating an educational application, or because you want to help your students to develop their own applications using…

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Ideas for using Kinect for Windows in education

Kinect – it’s amazing to think what one small sensor could do for teaching and learning. Yesterday I wrote about the education pricing for Kinect for Windows that’s due later in the year, and mentioned some examples of how it might be used in schools, TAFEs and universities. And I also mentioned the KinectEDucation website,…

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Education pricing for Kinect for Windows

I am one of the latest of the 18 million people who’ve bought a Kinect sensor for my Xbox (one of the Microsoft CES announcements – the 18m number, not the fact that I’m a user)  It seems I’m a laggard when it comes to gaming and home entertainment technology, having only just setup my…

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