Kinect Party @ Jackson School
Kinect Party has landed!
WOW! What an incredible educational tool.
The guys and gals over at Double Fine have outdone themselves with Kinect Party aka Happy Action Theater 2. The new activities and amazing integration of augmented reality are simply incredible. Not only has the variety of activities been extended greatly but the graphical improvements and use of voice-command have to be seen to be believed!
Check out Emily Ford's blog on Kinect Party and its uses with students with autism.
Movement in ICT
Here at Jackson School we firmly believe that exercising the mind and body are of equal importance.
Part of our ICT program and development of spatial and sensory awareness comes from the use of the XBOX 360 Kinect.
For those who are unfamiliar, the XBOX Kinect is a motion sensor that tracks your body movement and voice in order to interact with a game or activity. We have found that kids and teachers of all ages love interacting with the XBOX Kinect in a variety of contexts.
Any questions can be directed to
Mathieu Marunczyn: ICT Leader and Teacher
Check this out!
Jackson kids having a blast on Happy Action Theater!
Happy Action Theater used in school for special needs students
Using Kinect and Happy Action Theater as therapy: how one school is reaching autistic children
How Double Fine's Kinect game succeeded where others failed.
School uses Kinect game to reach autistic children
Here are a few other websites that have heard our story
- Inside Gaming Daily
- Feed the Gamer
- 9 Square
- Awesome out of 10