Microsoft's Kinect is a motion sensor and camera that makes touchless gesture, body movement interactions and motion capture recordings possible on a Windows or Mac PC for almost no cost. Schools can use a Kinect For Windows, X-Box 360 or X-Box One to create various gesture-based interactive situations and virtual realities for students. These are their lessons and ideas they want to share with you! Brianna Fiaccco Brianna is a passionate first year Kindergarten teacher at St Pius School. Every conforming curriculum must teach all of these, but curricula may differ in the amount of emphasis given to each. (The slices in the pies aren't really quantitative, just a suggestive snapshot of how BJC stands out.) There is much overlap between the Ideas and the Practices. Creativity is an Idea, but Creating is a Practice. . Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision. Apply scientific ideas to solve a design problem for a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision, taking into account possible unanticipated effects. More ideas for learning about forces and motion Try this easy inertia experiment where an object drops straight down into a glass! Learn about kinetic energy with a homemade slingshot or lollystick catapult.
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- Motion Controllerseffective Curriculum Ideas 4th Grade
The authors of the BJC curriculum think that computer programming is one of the most satisfying of all human activities—it's generally fun (when it's not frustrating because of a bug you can't find), but it's what Seymour Papert called 'hard fun,' mind-stretching and, because the authority is the computer rather than the teacher, a big change from jumping through hoops. It's a game of skill, like chess, but without the competitive aspect, and with useful results beyond the act of programming itself. That's the best reason to study computer science, and we want all kids, not just the ones who fit the nerd stereotype, to experience our joy in programming.
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We also think that computer programs (not just the pictures that programs can produce) can be things of beauty. Yes, programs can also be ugly, if they're long sequences of assignment statements with no structure. But good programmers develop a sense of programming aesthetics. This is one reason why it's so important to us to include recursion in the curriculum: A recursive program can generate a complex, intricate computing process from a very small piece of code, and we remember that revelation as the moment when we discovered the beauty of programs.
Motion Controllerseffective Curriculum Ideas 4th Grade
It's not easy to preserve beauty and joy when translating a course taught by its authors into a curriculum for widespread use. Too much scaffolding in a project and the joy is gone; too little scaffolding and the student feels helpless and incompetent. That's why the original authors from the University of California, Berkeley, formed a partnership with the high school curriculum experts at EDC (Education Development Center). Try the curriculum to see how you think we did.