Aside from being sickingly addicted to Batman: Arkham Asylum (I am now dreaming as if I really AM Batman) I have managed to squirrel away a bit of money to buy 2 new XBoxes and accompanying Kinects for my Media lessons! I sense there is a world of possibility out there and have been pondering how I can use these little magic boxes in my lessons. The possiblities seem so great that I feel the need to pull together a real tangible scheme of work - so watch this space!...
Have been following this Microsoft blog and Anthony Salacito seems to have some interesting ideas:
"I’ve blogged before about gaming as an education solution…and I certainly see the potential beyond gaming to think about what the future of a classroom would look like or the future of connection between students and team-based activities, as well as things as simple as raising your hand and having your classroom recognize the student who raised their hand. Interactive experiences, really new dynamics for interacting with content, using gestures to navigate, using voice recognition, creating new types of simulations using full motion and even helping kids with fitness. There's lots of opportunity for this type of technology to really accelerate the way in which we get more and new, different experiences with technology"
Anyone out there got any ideas?
- Ms Wredenfors
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- I am Head of English at Fairfield High School and love working here! This is my sixth year at Fairfield and everyday continues to consolidate my opinion that we teach some of the best students in Bristol. I live locally, love cycling, cats, reading and painting. If I wasn't an English teacher in Bristol, I wouldn't mind living in Stockholm, Sweden and being an interior designer. I am also movie mad and watch at least 5 films a week. For the last three years I worked in partnership with the Watershed and lead many creative media projects for Fairfield (check out my other blog at www.mswredenfors.net).