Stephen Howell: Using Scratch with Kinect for Education

Scratch is a programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. The aim is to have children (and, of course, adults) be able to develop games and create animations, art and music using software. In doing so the hope is to increase the reasoning and creative ability of the user.

Stephen Howell, a computer science lecturer, has combined the accessibility of Scratch with the widespread availability of the Microsoft Kinect to allow children to physically interact with a software program without having to touch the screen, the keyboard or a mouse.

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