Elementary Students Use Wii-mote to Make Multi-Touch Whiteboard Tool
Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School’s Lego Club in James City County, Virginia used one of Johnny Chung Lee’s video tutorials to create a multi-touch whiteboard tool for their school. Not only did they learn a lot about practical science, they saved their school over $800.
“Not only did these students get an outstanding lesson in technology creativity, they have actually helped lead the way, inspired by Mr. Chung, in demonstrating how to create an extremely useful classroom tool from ordinary household items at a fraction of the cost of a commercially made product,” Mathews said. “This was a significant achievement both instructionally and technologically.”
Using video game technology to get kids interested in science is a fantastic technique. It’s a testament to Chung that his how-to video is done well enough that his projects can be replicated in an elementary classroom. Gaming Today has previously featured Chung’s instructions on using the Wii-mote to create a virtual desktop.