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Thursday, September 14

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    This site is run by teachers in special schools and aims to explore how established and emerging gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Everything in it has been tried and tested by us with real pupils in real schools and this site is not run or sponsored by any private companies (though we do accept help from time to time). There are plenty of relatively inexpensive or free things to try out here too.
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    Disabilities (PMLD). We have just finished ourOur first roundgroup was from 2012-2014
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    viewed here. We still update these pages as the PLC is still going strong.
    For an overview of the work the group is doing read this {gesture_based_technology my llais article.pdf} or this article from SEN Magazine Click here.
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    here: http://videocodingasd.wordpress.com/ The next meeting will be in Autumn 2016..
    This video from Trinity Fields for the Naace 3rd Milennium Award showing our use of all the Gesture Technology on these pages is a good starting point to learn what this is all about....
    Information and Resources:
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Monday, July 13

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    Using Kinect in Special Schools for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties---Special needs schools in Wales, England and Ireland have set up a Professional Learning Community looking at gesture based technology as a tool for sensory interaction and engagement with pupils with special educational needs (SEN), especially severe learning difficulties (SLD). The information is practical and aimed at school staff. Below are about 5 programs you can try in school with minimal fuss!Special needs schools in Wales, England and Ireland set up a Professional Learning Community (PLC) looking at exploring how established and emerging gesture based technology can be used for sensory interaction and engagement with pupils with special educational needs (SEN), especially severe learning difficulties (SLD) and Permanent and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). We have just finished our first round from 2012-2014 and our evidence can be viewed here. We still update these pages as the PLC is still going strong.
    For an overview of the work the group is doing read this {gesture_based_technology my llais article.pdf} or this article from SEN Magazine Click here.
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    next meeting is July 9th 2015 at Trinity Fields School, Ystrad Mynach.will be in Autumn 2016.
    This video from Trinity Fields for the Naace 3rd Milennium Award showing our use of all the Gesture Technology on these pages is a good starting point to learn what this is all about....
    Information and Resources:
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Monday, June 29

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Monday, June 15

  1. page home edited ... Using Kinect in Special Schools for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties---Special needs s…
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    Using Kinect in Special Schools for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties---Special needs schools in Wales, England and Ireland have set up a Professional Learning Community looking at gesture based technology as a tool for sensory interaction and engagement with pupils with special educational needs (SEN), especially severe learning difficulties (SLD). The information is practical and aimed at school staff. Below are about 5 programs you can try in school with minimal fuss!Special needs schools in Wales, England and Ireland set up a Professional Learning Community (PLC) looking at exploring how established and emerging gesture based technology can be used for sensory interaction and engagement with pupils with special educational needs (SEN), especially severe learning difficulties (SLD) and Permanent and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). We have just finished our first round from 2012-2014 and our evidence can be viewed here. We still update these pages as the PLC is still going strong.
    For an overview of the work the group is doing read this {gesture_based_technology my llais article.pdf} or this article from SEN Magazine Click here.
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    meeting is March 10thJuly 9th 2015 at Exeter HouseTrinity Fields School, Salisbury.Ystrad Mynach.
    This video from Trinity Fields for the Naace 3rd Milennium Award showing our use of all the Gesture Technology on these pages is a good starting point to learn what this is all about....
    Information and Resources:
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Monday, April 13

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    Gesture-Based Technology with Special Needs Students with Severe Learning Difficulties
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    Welcome to the website of the Winner of the Naace SEN Impact Award 2015!
    This site is run by teachers in special schools and aims to explore how established and emerging gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Everything in it has been tried and tested by us with real pupils in real schools and this site is not run or sponsored by any private companies (though we do accept help from time to time). There are plenty of relatively inexpensive or free things to try out here too.
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    The focus of our next PLC is video analysis- the work done so far by Andrew Walker at Exeter House School can be found here. See here for more information of the current PLC.
    In February 2014 we also had the fortune to see the prototype version of the new Somantics- Somability from the CARIAD team. A write up of that can be found here.
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    The session ended up withdesigned an interactive
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    called 'Wiggle' being designed and programmed and itwhich can be
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    Award in 2014.2014 and won the Naace SEN Impact Award 2015 as head of the PLC group. More images
    www.trinityfieldsschoolandresourcecentre.co.uk/classes/ict/default.htm Also on Twitter @trinityfieldsit
    James Winchester has been working on using gesture based technology with SEN at his school Oak Grove College in Worthing in West Sussex, England. His excellent blog can be found here:
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Wednesday, March 25

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    Gesture-Based Technology with Special Needs Students with Severe Learning Difficulties
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    The Gesture Based Technology Professional Learning Community/Trinity Fields School has wonWelcome to the website of the Winner of the Naace
    This site is run by teachers in special schools and aims to explore how established and emerging gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Everything in it has been tried and tested by us with real pupils in real schools and this site is not run or sponsored by any private companies (though we do accept help from time to time). There are plenty of relatively inexpensive or free things to try out here too.
    Quick Background to this Site:
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    Professional Learning CommunityCommunity/Trinity Fields School has been shortlisted forwon the Naace
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    Award 2015! We'll find out on the 25th March if we got it or not!
    This site is run by teachers in special schools and aims to explore how established and emerging gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Everything in it has been tried and tested by us with real pupils in real schools and this site is not run or sponsored by any private companies (though we do accept help from time to time). There are plenty of relatively inexpensive or free things to try out here too.
    Quick Background to this Site:
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Friday, March 6

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    Gesture-Based Technology with Special Needs Students with Severe Learning Difficulties
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    or not!
    This site is run by teachers in special schools and aims to explore how established and emerging gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Everything in it has been tried and tested by us with real pupils in real schools and this site is not run or sponsored by any private companies (though we do accept help from time to time). There are plenty of relatively inexpensive or free things to try out here too.
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    An excellent resource with links to loads of apps that have been tested with SLD and PMLD students. From a PLC from 2012-2013 but also updated still and a great place to start for PMLD/SLD pupils.
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    virtualrealitySENVirtual Reality SEN
    The Oculus Rift Dev2 kit is an amazing experience. This link is showing the journey of Virtual Reality from an idea to practical use in a special school. (It is gesture based technology as you move your head to see around you!)
    For the Latest News about future technology check out the News Page.
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    March 2015 Intel Realsense
    Came across this on the internet. To be honest, I'm not sure what it does but we've ordered one. Only $99 and it looks like a hybrid of Kinect and a camera so good prospects!
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    April 2014 Beamz
    Following some of our members seeing it at BETT we've bought the Beamz unit. Click here for further info from the company. At Trinity Fields it's formed a key part of a recent Sensory Music after school club we've been running. See also James' review and video of Beamz here (scroll halfway down the blog to get to Beamz).
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    The only downsides are the lead- it has to be close to a power source and it's full robustness has yet to be tested!
    It's sold through Inclusive Technology now as well as Amazon so easy to order through school.
    It's eyegaze compatible too- so one plays the beamz with their hands and one with the eyegaze!
    2nd December - Semi Autonomous Driving Wheelchairs using Kinect
    Nice little article showing the power of the kinect - a self-driving wheelchair that uses Kinect to help it avoid obstacles.
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