I love Max for installation/performance purposes but I'm also employed in a special needs school where creating interactive, sensory and teaching tools using Max is my day job... and I count my blessings every day! Its such a fantastic tool set to quickly whip up a particular patch that works perfectly for a particular child's needs or to create more involved interactive scenarios for the whole school to use.
Anyways, I just uploaded a demo video of some of the stuff we're doing with Max and thought some of you might be interested in seeing how Max works in this context as its something I hadn't really given much thought to before I started working here. Its a competition entry for the Guardian Classroom Innovation Awards so I'm sneakily canvassing for votes too!! When I've got a more permanent home for the video I'll post the link, but meanwhile: