Knight Collects the Coins in the Castle
Scratch is a versatile, online program that can be used to teach several important skills as well as maintaining a level of fun and engagement through the use of game and animation creation. Today, we’ll focus on a game called Knight collects the coins in the castle, which you can find here. This game is fun to make and play and uses concepts like x and y coordinates, sensing, decision making and variables. These are important skills, both for computer programing and for the development of problem solving skills.
6 fundamentals of coding
There are only 6 fundamental concepts of coding. We covered the first three concepts in a previous blog post. Let’s go through the last three concepts here: arithmetic, data storage, data in / data out.
Year 5-6 students completed Demo Day and the winner is…
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 …
3 logic patterns of coding
Coding, or computer programming, is built on three basic logic patterns:
These three ideas form the basis of all coding knowledge.
Programming Pepper, the friendly humanoid robot
This week at the Pepper Studio, in Brisbane, we held a 5 day Pepper workshop. In this workshop, the kids learned how to use Choregraphe software to create programs for Pepper with both drag and drop code and python.
Gold Coast Code Camp Models a Minion
Can you make a 3D minion? You would be surprised by how easy it is! During our four-day school holiday code camp on the Gold Coast, one of the activities that we did was modelling a printable 3D minion. We made it using Microsoft 3D Builder — a program that comes with Windows 10. Really, anyone can model a minion — read all about it here!
Coding kids in Longreach
Coding Kids visited Longreach and delivered 5 workshops for students, teachers and parents. With a funding of $2200, over 180 people participated in the workshops held over 2 days in this regional Queensland town.
Kids Demo Day at Corinda State School
This was the first term for Coding Kids at Corinda State School. Previously we had been delivering coding workshops as part of their Super Saturday events every term since early 2016. It’s great to now be a part of the school community every week. As all schools do, we finished the eight week program of Coding Kids with the class Demo Day.
Kids coding club in Thargomindah
It’s more likely than you think! Take a look at Kids coding club in Thargomindah. From the outside, Thargomindah is just a small town in the Shire of Bulloo, roughly 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane — not too far from the Queensland/South Australia/New South Wales…
MicroMakers Holiday Code Camp
Over the course of four days, our kids at Bulimba State School partook in the MicroMakers Holiday Code Camp. There, they learned all about the basics of coding: they learned how to make games with Scratch, and how to enhance the experience of gaming by turning everyday objects like fruits and lollies into interactive consoles!