Classrooms of Tomorrow, Today: Kinect Math App Available for Download
I’m confident that I know how I’m teaching functions in my math classroom from now on!
“Kinect Math” is more than just evidence revealing the classrooms of tomorrow. It’s proof that this classroom is here, today.
Created by University of Washington Bothell students and professors, this development reveals the power of custom-developed Kinect applications for mainstream classrooms. Robin Angotti demonstrated this development at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum in Washington D.C. I visited with her briefly about it at the event, but this is the first time I’ve seen it in action (video below).
Jack Chang and Jeb Palveas were the UWB students who developed this project. Robin Angotti developed the original idea and Kevlin Sung served as the team’s mentor throughout development. More information about the entire team and their development is available here.
Kinect Math works with Kinect and a PC. This is an excellent representation of how coupling this technology with passionate educators will facilitate a “Connected Education.” For future developments with this software, your ideas and experiences with this software are highly valued. If you have any feedback that you can pass along to this team, please do so.