INTELed Online Community of Practice

Welcome to the Online Community of Practice of the INTELed European Project [Innovative Training through Embodied Learning and Multi-Sensory Techniques for Inclusive Education]. In this webpage you can find educational presentations, digital learning applications, educational materials and lesson plans on how to integrate embodied learning technologies in authentic educational settings. You can also join the community forum to find examples of school pilots and implementations by our INTELed teachers in Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Italy, as well as additional lesson plans and resources on emerging educational technologies that can support the innovative pedagogical framework of embodied learning.

Educational presentations

Here you can find a series of educational presentations on the pedagogical approach of embodied learning as well as on relevant interactive/multi-sensory technologies in the context of inclusive and special education.

Digital applications

Here you can find more information about the digital game platform KINEMS as well as about the digital embodied learning applications

“Angle makers” and “Young cardiologists” as indicative examples. Here, you can also find a list of additional embodied learning games.

The “Angle-makers” is an embodied learning app designed for promoting 4-6th graders’ conceptual understanding about angles in geometry. As part this app students have the opportunity to participate in an embodied digital environment grounded in contemporary kinesthetic and embodied learning approaches. Using interactive and motion-based technologies, the “Angle-makers” aims at supporting young students in enriching their knowledge about the angles and their measurement, the different types of angles and subsequently, the different types of triangles. In particular, when using the embodied digital app students are invited to take the role of angle-makers for experiencing the world of mathematics and geometry via a playful and educative experience.

The app is free and open source here. The app can only be used with KINECT V2.0

(find the latest Kinect for Windows 2.0 drivers from Microsoft)

The “Young cardiologists” is an embodied learning app designed for promoting 5-8th graders’ conceptual understanding about the heart circulatory system. As part this app students have the opportunity to participate in an embodied digital environment grounded in contemporary kinesthetic and embodied learning approaches. Using interactive and motion-based technologies, the “Young cardiologists” aims at supporting students in enriching their knowledge about the function and structure of the heart, the systemic and pneumonic blood circulation as well as about how our lifestyle choices affect the heart. In particular, when using the embodied digital app students are invited to take the role of young cardiologists for traveling in the human body and focusing on the circulatory system and its significance via a playful and educative experience.

The app is free and open source here.

The app can only be used with LEAP Motion (download here).

Kinems

Kinems is a suite of 26 fully customizable Kinect-based learning games that help children K-9 with disorders and learning disabilities to improve several skills, especially motor planning, visual kinetic coordination, visual short-term memory, math skills, concentration and linguistic development. Kinems is accompanied by a web platform which allows special educators & therapists to easily monitor children interaction and learning progress as well as intervene for making the necessary adaptations to the game settings while a child is playing the games. More information can be found here:  https://www.kinems.com  

Educational materials

Here you can find educational materials (indicative lesson plans) that you could use in your classroom for implementing the KINEMS digital games or the embodied digital apps “The angle makers” and “Young Cardiologists”.

Forum

Join the INTELed community forum on Facebook to interact with teachers across Europe and to exchange educational resources as well as to identify examples of additional school pilots and implementations by teachers in schools in Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Italy.