First Steps in Computer Science; the SynergyNet app (discussed previously here), has been employed as part of a trial taking place in various schools to evaluate its effectiveness in supporting teachers with the new computer science curriculum for Key Stage 1 in the UK.
TEL’s SynergyNet framework is still finding uses over a year after the project it was developed for finished. The latest use is as the supporting framework for First Steps in Computer Science; an app intended to help teach the new computer science curriculum for Key Stage 1 in the UK.
We recently hosted a day of demoing SynergyNet being used in our lab at TEL-Durham. Resulting from this a number of articles have appeared online about our work with professional pictures and videos. In addition to this we took the opportunity to make our own videos which are available in this post on the SynergyNet blog.
As mentioned in the recent post about using the Kinect with TUIO, I’ve been working with the Microsoft device to create a method of classroom orchestration for teachers. With the Kinect now playing nice with our multi-touch framework we’ve let a number of teachers loose trying it out. Some images of the work so far can be seen on the SynergyNet blog.