Recording of the QCT web conference (7 November 2016)
Did you miss out on Emily’s web conference with QCT on how to use Scratch to integrate Digital Technologies into your classroom? Click here for the web conference recording.
What is the point of STEM toys?
I was recently asked to complete a survey for STEM educators regarding the benefits of STEM toys. Here are my thoughts.
Looking for Digital Technologies, coding and robotics PD for your school teachers?
Want to know more about coding and robotics projects for both extra-curricular programmes and to integrate the new Digital Technologies subject with existing subjects such as English, HASS or Science? Find out more here.
Are you after extra ideas for your coding clubs?
Here are some of the activities we do at our Coding Kids clubs: program with Scratch, program with Python, program mBot, program Lego Mindstorms EV3, and build digital solutions with Makey Makey.
Coding, robotics & IT professional development for Queensland librarians
Coding Kids visited Cooroy Library and Gympie Library to share our knowledge on coding, robotics and IT with Queensland librarians. Council libraries around Queensland are enthusiastic and committed to sharing coding, robotics and IT skills and projects with their local community.
Fun Palace 2016 at the State Library of Queensland
Every year the State Library of Queensland hosts Fun Palace, a world wide celebration of arts and sciences, in Brisbane.
We delivered two activities at Fun Palace: “Build your first computer game” workshop & Dance Dance Revolution – Makey Makey installation.
Holoverse: a virtual reality adventure on the Gold Coast
These September school holidays a group of Coding Kids students visited Holoverse to experience and learn about virtual reality technology. Holoverse is a virtual reality adventure arcade in Southport on the Gold Coast.
School holidays, machine learning and robots that are learning to “see”
This past school holiday break, Coding Kids took a group of school children to visit the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT. The Centre specialises in research and development of robots learning to ‘see’. Their ability to see is the remaining technological roadblock to ubiquitous deployment of robots into society…