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.
Coding Kids Regional Tour
Coding Kids has been travelling around regional Queensland, delivering coding and robotics workshops for students, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. We had the chance to visit nine different locations: Thursday Island Longreach Mt Isa Ingham Cairns Rockhampton Bundaberg Kingaroy Gympie Noosa Thargomindah…
Masters of Education Workshops at QUT
With the introduction of the Digital Technologies subject being rolled out into Queensland primary schools, I’ve kept rather busy running professional development works for teachers, in order to help them better understand some of the technologies that they will be teaching in classes. Most…
Torres News: Robots in the Torres Strait!
Digital literacy is becoming as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy and Thursday Island school students are being introduced to robotics and coding to address this issue.
Primary and secondary school students, as well as members of the public, were given the opportunity to explore, play and learn about coding and robotics over a two-day workshop a couple of weeks ago organised by the Torres Shire Council.
Celebrating National Science Week at Noosa
Noosa Library delivered a celebration of National Science Week 2017 (12-20 August) with their week long program of “Robots, slime and chemical reactions”. Coding Kids in conjunction with Noosa Library delivered four robotics and embedded systems workshops at Sunshine Beach State High School for students, teachers and parents.
Integrate Digital Technologies (4-6)
It’s 2017, and the new Digital Technologies subject is now starting to be introduced into Queensland schools, with full implementation of the subject expected to happen in 2020. The Digital Technologies subject is not a standalone subject: it is to be integrated into existing subject areas, such as English, Math, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), among other areas.Let’s have a look at how to integrate the Digital Technologies subject into other subjects for Years 4, 5 and 6.
Kingaroy, Queensland: Coding workshops to prepare young children for jobs of the future
We are in Kingaroy and Nanango this week visiting schools and delivering free coding workshops for everyone. Coding is a force for change in this world and I am really looking forward to showing young children that they too can create digital solutions for the community, and helping teachers integrate the digital technologies into the classroom.
MicroMakers Holiday Code Camp at Bulimba State School
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!
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.
Longreach Success Story
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.