Having a large repertoire of teaching tools enables you to engage all your learners in activities. The saying "variety is the spice of life" applies to our work in the classroom. By offering and using a variety of learning tools learners are gaining knowledge, learning how to use these tools and developing strategies for life long learning.
The tool I'm looking at today is limited, but does offer an interactive approach to learning. This wire skeleton gives students the opportunity to see how the human body reacts and moves. Maybe you want your students to explain how a movement is executed e.g. a stride, they can review the stages using this game. You can find this FREE game at -http://www.freeonlinegames.com/game/wire-skeleton
The video is a brief overview of how to use the wire skeleton tools.
Active learning comprehension
Using an interactive tool incorporates all learning styles. To access the activity go to www.maziocreatefreebies.com and download the file. (There is a US version available on the site.)
Develop a list of instructions, fairly general e.g. move button 3cm/1" to your right, and read them to the class or a small group. After each instruction the student completes a screen dump to show the position of the skeleton.
Let your students explore the game and write a review for the class or their blog. Writing dot points while using the game helps them with the final draft. They could also email their review to the developers.
> Be more specific with the instructions e.g. move the wrist dot 45 degrees. This can be completed in conjunction with the listening comprehension.
> Create a worksheet that has screen shots of the skeleton in various positions. Have the students reproduce these positions by measuring the degrees and distances online or on the worksheet. Use an online ruler and protractor for this task. I use the MB-Ruler that is FREE when using it for personal use. You can download it at http://markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler/download.htm
> Plot movements (e.g. stride) on graph paper while using the game.