One of the great things in my job is the chance to make connections between people doing interesting things. Lately a lot has been happening in the world of educational uses for the Kinect Sensor utilizing the Kinect for Windows SDK. Johnny Kissko seems to be the center for a lot of this so I have been trying to make sure he knows about them. Johnny is building a real virtual team (real virtual team? Did I just write that) via his KinectEDucation website. He’s introduced a number of people who are working with him via his blog:
- KinectEducation Team Member Intro #1: Welcome, Lou Zulli!
- Welcome Karen Johnson: Professor, Animator & Businesswoman
- KinectEDucation Team: Doug Bergman: Teacher, Programmer
- Welcome, Angela Maiers! Educational Leader, Author, Speaker, Social Media Evangelist
- Welcome Kartik Aneja to the KinectEducation Team!
- Welcome, Andrew Miller, to KinectEducation! Educator, Blogger, GBL Expert
- Welcome, Cheryl Arnett, to KinectEducation! Wife, Grandmother, World-Class Educator
- Welcome, Kim Jackson, to KinectEducation! Educator, Discoverer, Learner
- Welcome, Julie Sessions, to KinectEducation! Educator & Curriculum Specialist
One of the highlights of this team so far is Doug Bergman’s video introduction to Kinect programming. This is one of several videos on the KinectEducation Channel on YouTube. Speaking of introduction and how to do as well as moving nicely into another introduction. Ray Chambers (from the United Kingdom) has started a series of lessons on his blog. So far there are four entries.
- Want to make a basic Kinect SDK App… now you can
- Lesson 2 – Using Gestures with the Kinect SDK
- Lesson 3–Tutorial Adding Text box
- Lesson 4–Using Kinect to change images
On the other side of the world (Australia), Lucas Moffitt is working on a Kinect enabled version of his Word Filler project. A lot going on. You can always search the Kinect keyword to find what I have been blogging about with regards to Kinect as well.
And last but not least don’t forget Microsoft’s home page for Kinect in Education!