Build your own digital solutions with Python and Micro:bit
Want to learn how to build your own digital solutions with Python and Micro:bit? You’re in luck! In today’s blog post, we’ll be giving you a crash course on how to make cool digital solutions, such as a quiz game, an earthquake detector, and a…
How to design your own computer game
Today, we’ll show you how to design your own computer game. We’ve shown you how to build many computer games already, e.g. Pacman and Dragon Castle, now it is time to invent your own. We can build all different types of digital projects with coding…
Coding Kids Regional Tour
Coding Kids has been travelling around regional Queensland, delivering coding and robotics workshops for students, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. We had the chance to visit nine different locations: Thursday Island Longreach Mt Isa Ingham Cairns Rockhampton Bundaberg Kingaroy Gympie Noosa Thargomindah…
Build your first mobile app with drag and drop coding blocks
Build something awesome. Build your first mobile app. Anyone can do it. All you need to know is how to use drag and drop coding blocks. We’ll show you how in this quick tutorial. You can choose to build either an iOS or Android app….
Integrate the new Digital Technologies subject into your classroom
Integrating the new Digital Technologies into your already choc-a-bloc class timetable can be tricky.
The Digital Technologies curriculum has now become mandatory in Queensland state schools. The remaining Australian states will soon follow. The Digital Technologies curriculum is not a stand alone subject, it is to be integrated into current curriculum subjects.
Scratch projects to support learning computer programming concepts
Learning computer programming concepts can be a bit tricky. The team at Coding Kids have developed a series of Scratch projects to help our students explore computer programming concepts. Some concepts can be a bit tricky to understand, but if we can explore them in a fun, visual and playful way, it is possible to pick up. See our list below to find Scratch projects that may suit your learning needs.
Build Your Own Computer Game
Scratch is a great platform to learn to code because it is a drag and drop environment. You get to explore and discover computer programming concepts with minimal syntax and typing.
Learn how to build the game Forest of Danger using Scratch.
PD workshops at the Gold Coast Libraries
Gold Coast Libraries recently spent three days taking professional development workshops with Coding Kids. We covered a range of activities and projects that will be delivered for the Gold Coast community. The local kids are going to have a wonderful time exploring STEAM at the Gold Coast Libraries.
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.
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.