statcounter tracker
Browse by Tags - Education - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
The Education Blog
Ray Fleming's take on what's interesting in Education IT in Australia

Browse by Tags

Here's all the articles which have been associated with the tag you selected:

  • Blog Post: Want ideas for Kinect in Education–take a look at the Microsoft Accelerator programme for Kinect

    What happens if you take 11 creative teams, give them three months to work on an idea, and a set of offices and social spaces in the Microsoft offices? Well, we know the answer now, because that's what the Microsoft Accelerator programme for Kinect has been all about. Why Kinect? Craig Eisler, the GM...
  • Blog Post: Is this the end for interactive whiteboards in the classroom?

    Over the last few weeks, 11 startups have begun work on some amazing projects using the Kinect for Windows system, and developing new ways to interface with information, games, devices and computers. You can read more about this, and the background to the projects, on the Next at Microsoft blog . Steve...
  • Blog Post: Want to know how to programme for Kinect? Buy this book

    There are some amazing Kinect projects going on around the world: The Razorfish team are producing some of the best connected retail experiences using Kinect, Surface, Tag and Windows Phone. Read more here . The University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development in Minneapolis is using Kinect to...
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect for Windows with students

    Rob Miles, from the University of Hull in the UK, has created a free pack of curriculum material for teachers or others who want to use the Kinect for Windows device within education. It might be for creating an educational application, or because you want to help your students to develop their own applications...
  • Blog Post: Kinect in the classroom – new case studies

    Following on from previous posts about Kinect in education , here’s a couple of case study examples of Kinect in education that you may be interested in. Sunset Elementary School At Sunset Elementary School in Colorado, students are using Kinect across the curriculum, to study geography,...
  • Blog Post: Ideas for using Kinect for Windows in education

    Kinect - it’s amazing to think what one small sensor could do for teaching and learning. Yesterday I wrote about the education pricing for Kinect for Windows that’s due later in the year, and mentioned some examples of how it might be used in schools, TAFEs and universities. And I also mentioned the...
  • Blog Post: Education pricing for Kinect for Windows

    I am one of the latest of the 18 million people who’ve bought a Kinect sensor for my Xbox (one of the Microsoft CES announcements - the 18m number, not the fact that I’m a user) It seems I’m a laggard when it comes to gaming and home entertainment technology, having only just...
  • Blog Post: A hint of immersive learning for the future? Behind the doors of Building 99

    At the Microsoft campus in Redmond, every building has a number. It makes it easier to find your way around the 100+ buildings that teams work in. In one of those, Building 99, you’ll find part of the Microsoft Research team - who get to experiment on the bleeding edge of technology. Lots of their...
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect in the classroom for music teaching

    Gareth Ritter, who’s a music teacher from Wales, was one of the teachers who took part in the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum , in Washington last month. When I met Gareth last year he was talking about the work that he’d been doing with his students, weaving technology throughout his teaching...
  • Blog Post: The Kinect Effect - it’s only just starting in education

    It’s amazing to think that Kinect is only a year old. It’s set the Guinness World Record for the fastest selling consumer device. And while it started its life as a device for games, it’s now being used by surgeons , teachers , musicians , data analysts for ideas the Kinect’s...
  • Blog Post: What's Next at Microsoft

    Microsoft is a big place - with tens of thousands of people designing, creating, coding and building things around the world. There’s simply too much going on to keep up with it all. With just under 100,000 staff, it’s the equivalent of trying to keep up with what’s happening in every...
  • Blog Post: nsquared - putting all your technology together for one purpose

    I’m meeting up with the nsquared people again on Monday, to take a look at some of their education applications. They’re an innovative software developer in Sydney who I first met in London when they were doing clever things with the Microsoft Surface. Now they have moved deeper into creating immersive...
  • Blog Post: Kinect–coming to a classroom near you?

    You’ve probably seen the Kinect device - either in real life or on a video – and there are 10 million of them worldwide being used for gaming on Xboxes. Early on, there were various hacks developed to allow it to be plugged into a PC and operated through Windows, creating alternative augmented reality...
  • Blog Post: Surgeons use Microsoft Kinect in hospitals to speed up surgery

    OK, after ' record breaking Kinect ' and ' augmented reality Kinect ', this is the last of the Kinect stories for a while. But this is such a great example, I have to share it. TG Daily are reporting that doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital are using the Kinect system to view and control images of MRI and...
  • Blog Post: Kinect, augmented reality, and education

    Last week I wrote about the world record that had been set by Microsoft Kinect , for the fastest selling consumer electronics product. In it, I said " Perhaps we're going to see ideas where technology supports teaching and learning in a more immersive way - and will make standing in front of an...
  • Blog Post: Kinect sets the Guinness World Record for fastest selling consumer-electronic device

    I read this morning that Kinect , for the Xbox 360, is now officially the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device, according to the  Guinness World Records team. 8 million Kinects were sold in the first two months - an average of 130,000 a day. If new consumer technologies are going to habitually...
Page 1 of 1 (16 items)