Parents, it’s easy to start a code club at your school
Have you heard about coding clubs at other schools? Do you want to start one at your child’s school? Starting an after-school coding club run by parent-volunteers is easy. Here is 5 steps to get one up and running.
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.
Premier’s Coding Challenge – Hints and Tips
Premier’s Coding Challenge – Hints and Tips Interested in the Premier’s coding challenge? The Premier’s Coding Challenge is a Queensland-wide competition for students in Years 3-10. To take part in the competition, you must code and create an interactive digital solution to help peers and…
Scratch 3.0 Features
Have you heard the news? Scratch 3.0 is here! Both the online version and the downloadable offline editor for the newest version of Scratch were released on 2 January 2019. With the release of Scratch 3.0, however, a number of people are wondering what kinds of cards…
Tips for winning the Maze Rescue Challenge at Robocup Junior
This weekend, we — Elnaz and Emily — were judges at Robocup Junior Queensland for the Rescue Challenges. We oversaw two divisions: the Line Follow Rescue, and the Maze Rescue. Last year we gave you tips and tricks for the Line Follow Rescue Challenge; this year, the Maze Rescue Challenge was a new addition to Robocup Junior. From having watched many teams compete at many Maze Challenges, here are our tips and tricks for winning in 2018.
Tips and tricks to win Robocup Junior 2023
It is never too early to start planning for next year’s Robocup Junior competition. There are three competition types at Robocup Junior: Dance, Soccer and Rescue.
Build a simple quiz game using coding blocks
A quiz game, you say? A quiz game is a perfect digital solutions project for students in Years 3-4. It’s a ton of fun to build, and it’s a great opportunity for students to get creative by writing their own questions and answers! This project…
7 mistakes to avoid when implementing Digital Technologies
I have been supporting schools in implementing the new Digital Technologies subject into Australian schools for 3 years now, and in doing so, I’ve witnessed educators make a number of mistakes. To spare you the trouble of going through these misfortunes yourself, I’ve compiled a…
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Digital Technologies
I’ve been supporting schools in implementing the new Digital Technologies subject for 7 years now. Here are the 7 mistakes to avoid when implementing Digital Technologies: Buy first. Think later. The most common mistake made by schools starting to implement the new Digital…