Category: School wrap ups

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.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Digital Technologies

I’ve been supporting schools in implementing the new Digital Technologies subject for 3 years now. Here are the 7 mistakes to avoid when implementing Digital Technologies:     Buy first. Think later. The most common mistake made by schools starting to implement the new Digital…

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…

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.  

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.

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