School holidays, machine learning and robots that are learning to “see”
This past school holiday break, Coding Kids took a group of school children to visit the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT. The Centre specialises in research and development of robots learning to ‘see’. Their ability to see is the remaining technological roadblock to ubiquitous deployment of robots into society…
Queensland College of Teachers PD web conference
Join Emily de la Pena in Queensland College of Teacher’s web conference on Monday 7 November as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Find out how Emily and her team are supporting the next generation of coders, creators, innovators and change makers.
Coding is for everyone. Now available in Auslan.
Learning to code is for everyone. Coding is a tool that enables you to build your own projects. We want to make coding classes accessible to everyone because it is such a powerful and enabling tool. Learning to code is now available in Auslan and many other signed languages.
Year 5-6 Demo Day at Ashgrove State School
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 …
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.
“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.