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.
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.
Is your school using technology as a marketing gimmick? (Part 2)
We continue Part 2 with additional ways in which schools use technology as a marketing gimmick and how you can identify them.
Is your school using technology as a marketing gimmick? (Part 1)
We start Part 1 with two ways in which schools use technology as a marketing gimmick and how you can identify them.
10 year olds pitch business ideas to Shark Tank Shark
Introducing and encouraging an entrepreneurial pathway as an alternative to an academic or apprentice pathway is great way to teach children that there are many paths to living life, achieving life goals and making a difference in the world.
Why we focus on game design to learn how to code
There are sometimes parental concerns about the current trend in children’s computer education being centred around games. However, don’t underestimate the power of computer games and play.