Digital Technologies in Year 3-4 Classrooms — On “Convict Crime and Punishment”
In a previous post, we discussed the integration of the Digital Technologies subject into Queensland schools. Just to refresh your memory on the subject, the Digital Technologies subject has a discrete curriculum, meaning that it is its own subject, complete with its own activities and learning outcomes. Part of the aims of the subject are to cover important concepts, such as algorithms and branching (also known as decision making).
Torres News: Robots in the Torres Strait!
Digital literacy is becoming as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy and Thursday Island school students are being introduced to robotics and coding to address this issue.
Primary and secondary school students, as well as members of the public, were given the opportunity to explore, play and learn about coding and robotics over a two-day workshop a couple of weeks ago organised by the Torres Shire Council.
Get ready for 2018! Early bird prices for Teacher PD January 2018 dates.
Save $363 and get ready for 2018! Book now for early bird prices for full-day Teacher PD workshops by 31 October. Get your school ready for Digital Technologies in 2018 and be on your way to full implementation by 2020.
What are lists?
To give you the short answer, lists are places where you can store information, just like variables. However, there is one key difference between lists and variables; variables can only store one piece of information at a time, whereas lists can store multiple bits of information at a time.
Is it really “just” a theory?
Climate change, evolution, plate tectonics, gravity. What do these things all have in common? They’re often called “just theories” by critics and in a way, they’re right! All of these things, including gravity, are “just” theories, scientific theories. However, what naysayers don’t understand is what exactly is a scientific theory? So, let’s get into it.
Design thinking: Disrupting teachers
Design thinking is forcing a paradigm shift for Australian teachers, students and the entire education system. I attended a design thinking workshop for teachers at DigiTech by Design, held at Oakleigh State School. We were working in groups to solve a community problem by using the design thinking process. I overheard a teacher say, “I want to see the answer. So I can cheat and see what to work towards.”
Celebrating National Science Week at Noosa
Noosa Library delivered a celebration of National Science Week 2017 (12-20 August) with their week long program of “Robots, slime and chemical reactions”. Coding Kids in conjunction with Noosa Library delivered four robotics and embedded systems workshops at Sunshine Beach State High School for students, teachers and parents.
September School Holiday Code Camps
Can you believe it? It’s already Week 7 of Term 3. Only 3 weeks until the school holidays. How will your children fill up the free time over the school holidays? We have a few school holiday code camps for the upcoming September school holidays. Our venues are located in Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay council areas.
Become a Game Maker in 2 Days!
GameMaker Studios is a game development environment that targets those who are interested in game development, but don’t know where to get started, or don’t have the technical expertise to make it a reality. Become a Game Maker in 2 days these school holidays!