Interactive class-room desks!!!!
I always believe that innovation isn’t about having the latest gadget, its about thinking of something to do with it that no-one else has though up yet.
With that in mind…
Watch this short video and see what you think. If you think “wow, how cool, how do i use that in my classroom” then keep reading this post, if not then, well, see what’s on tv right now.
Ok, so great idea eh? using technology a little differently with pottentially inspiring outcome, how do we get that into your classroom?
My instant thoughts on using this in my classroom from September:
Re-mount your classroom projector so that you can aim it down as well as forward – If you have a DT department that is open to exploring innovation with you this need not be a chore.
I’ve created some graphical representations of the idea, they are in the gallery at the bottom of this post.
In essence you need to create a mount for the projector that will allow you to aim it down as well as forward. This is done simply by creating a trap-door style mount! And then mounting your Wii remote on top of the projector.
Exciting lessons follow…
Once you’ve done this you can plan a lesson which involves your students gathering around the desk to work ‘hands on’ with a collection of images of files.
It might seem like a gimmick, but if it generates enthusiasim for a topic or single lesson then its worked!
And just keep in mind that the ‘real thing’ from Microsoft has a price tag of £10,000!!!
Go on, see if you can do it in your classroom this year!
If you try it, post a comment here! If I get it working I promise another post will come up!