BETT show brings together the latest technology in Education. Below are a list of technology software, tools and ideas that were exhibited in 2017 aimed at supporting and facilitating kinesthetic learning. Kinesthetic learning is a learning style where learning takes place by students doing something physically as opposed to listening or watching.
1) Farm to Fork
This website includes free activities, lesson plans and resources for parents, teachers and youth leaders to help children build a healthier, happier relationship with food. These types of activities and resources can be used to supplement lessons that study the some of the signs of Allah in his mercy and creation of fruit and vegetables for us.
Given this pack of different shaped cards, boards and recording tool, kinesthetic learners will be more encouraged to participate in a quality conversation.
3) At my best
At My Best aims to provide people with the stimulus and vocabulary to start a conversation around who they are at their best in order to focus on positive psychology and be grateful for what they already have. Their tools are in the form of cards, apps and are also online.
4) Tip tap tap
Tip tap taps are interactive desks that stimulate kinesthetic learning, it increases student engagement and allows for the embedment of automated student assessment.
This company provides excellent quality interactive whiteboards that respond to touch in various ways, hence stimulating kinesthetic learning. They are also the founders of the exciting sensory classrooms which are fully equipped high-tech vans that travel anywhere across the country. They are equipped with sensory devices that allow students to experience things outside of their surroundings, such as being in space, being in the 1940s or in a dark wood etc.
Learning resources are multi-disciplinary educational resources that combine learning about and experiencing science, design & technology, maths, geography making projects.
We would love to hear your feedback! If you were to apply any of those tools or software to your teaching, which one would it be? If you are already using any of these or use different ones, please share your experience with us below.