The Power of KINECT in Special Needs Education

Silver level

Published on 2/12/2013

Learning objectives

  • Motor Learning in Special Needs Education
  • Improving motor skills to increase autonomy and citizenship
Created for

Age 7 and below

Ages 11 - 13

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Physical Education

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Knowledge building & critical thinking

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Featured tools
Kinect
Required hardware

Kinect

Xbox

Instructional approach

Personalized learning

Learning activity details

Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor was used in our school for special needs education to improve students’ motor skills. The students describe their own movement problems , experienced in real life situations. Improving their motor skills is part of increasing autonomy and citizenship inside and outside school situations. Students who participated in our project, experienced dynamic balance problems (‘I often fall when I play outside’) and physical fitness problems (‘I get quickly out of breath when I play soccer with my friends’)

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