Project Sensory Integration-An Academic Kinect Experience!

Bronze level

Published on 7/6/2012

Learning objectives

  • Core content material for any grade level and any subject, improving test scores and academic performance
  • New cultures from all over the world, including an endless possibility of new languages (American Sign Language already built into game)
  • How to work with peers to resolve conflict, work as teammates for a common goal, real life skills including but not limited to money skills
Created for

Age 7 and below

Ages 11 - 13

Ages 14 - 18

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Art / Design

Astronomy

Biology

Chemistry

Citizenship

Computer Science

Environment

Geography

Geology

Health studies and personal safety

History

Language arts and literacy

Mathematics (All)

Music

Natural Sciences

Physical Education

Physics

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

World Languages

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Featured tools

Bing™ Translator

Kinect
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft Powe...
Microsoft Word
Windows Photo ...

Microsoft Phot...

Required hardware

PC

Kinect

Xbox

Instructional approach

Personalized learning

Direct instruction

Learning activity details

Project Sensory Integration-After witnessing firsthand the success of using the Xbox Connect with my special needs students, I was inspired to get my students involved in the process and create a sensory integrated, academic Connect game that would appeal to all types of students. Brain Drain mixes research based, proven effective fine and gross motor movements with sensory integrated tasks to create the highest learning environment possible. Students use their body and spatial awareness skills to complete academic learning tasks. When students of all learning styles have an aligned and balanced sensory system, they are able to retain more information and learn new tasks at a much higher and more efficient rate. Thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox Connect, students now have the opportunity to experience education in a whole new way.
The thing that sets Brain Drain apart and makes it a truly unique, one of a kind game is the sensory integration. No other game currently offered plans and incorporates sensory tasks. The sensory tasks that are integrated are proven to work for not only special education, but general education students as well. Brain Drain will not only teach students all academic subjects (including new languages and cultures), how to create positive relationships with peers and adults, but actually improves their development physically and mentally. Data and statistics proving that not only sensory integration, but most importantly Brain Drain is highly effective are included.

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