MicroMakers II: Hackathon Day
The MicroMakers II Hackathon Day concluded the six-week program at Bulimba State School. Technologies that were used included: Scratch, MaKey MaKey, mBot, Tinkercad and 3D printing. Find out about the interesting projects that the students developed.
Year 5-6 Demo Day at Ashgrove State School
Demo Day is short for demonstration day where Startups demonstrate their end product. Students presented their Scratch computer game, then we all voted and the winner was …
Free tech events for kids these school holidays
Engage children with fun tech activities where they can learn about how technology can be used as a tool to create fun games, helpful robots and innovate, with the potential of making an impact to our community.
Judging at the Young ICT Explorers QLD 2016
Let me share my experiences as judge for the Young ICT Explorers Year 5-6 category: technologies used, projects experienced and tips from a judge on how to get the most points for each criteria.
Make a creative Father’s Day e-card
Here’s a fun and creative project for Father’s Day. Build your own e-card to give to your Dad. This is a great idea if you and your dad are into coding and technology.
MicroMakers II visits the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision
Students, parents and teachers from Bulimba State School visited the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (The Centre) at QUT, Gardens Point Campus. The Centre is the world’s first centre that focuses on creating robots that can see.
“Is this correct?”
“Is this correct?” This is a typical question students new to coding ask their teachers. There’s nothing wrong in asking per se, but it highlights the effects of grading on hindering the development of a growth mindset.
Does your child lack confidence at school?
Participating in a coding club often works as a confidence booster for students who lack confidence in a traditional academic environment. Learning to code requires an acceptance that making mistakes is a part of the learning journey.
Produce your own animation movie
It’s not just games. You can also use Scratch to program and produce your own animation movie. Your mini-movie can be about fictional stories but you can also use Scratch to animate research projects such as a mini-documentary about the water cycle or lions in the Serengeti.