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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.