Kinect Olympics

Gold level

Published on 1/12/2012

Learning objectives

  • To understand the link and make connections between how databases could be used in the real world.
  • To be able to explain the importance of validation and field types when using a database.
  • To be able to track own progress and to extend parent involvement through the use of blogging.
Created for

Ages 11 - 13

Subject

Biology

Physical Education

Technology/ICT

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Featured tools
AutoCollage
Kinect

LiveWriter

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft OneD...

Microsoft Tag

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Access

Required hardware

PC

Kinect

Xbox

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Other

Learning activity details

This is a 6-7 lesson cycle where the teacher sets the context of a whole school event called the Kinect Olympics. Students will use desktop publishing and literacy to create a data collection sheet which will be filled out as students attempt to get the high score. The sheets will help students understand data types and they will build their database using the correct fields (Number, Date, Yes/No). They will all compete and record their scores on Kinect Sports. These scores with the rest of the schools and queries will help answer the hypothesis. Students will present their findings through a written report but will use the Kinect Spelling test to help their literacy on technical terms.

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