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Want to know more about coding and robotics projects for both extra-curricular programmes and to integrate the new Digital Technologies subject with existing subjects such as English, HASS or Science? Find out more here.
Fun Palace 2016 at the State Library of Queensland
Every year the State Library of Queensland hosts Fun Palace, a world wide celebration of arts and sciences, in Brisbane.
We delivered two activities at Fun Palace: “Build your first computer game” workshop & Dance Dance Revolution – Makey Makey installation.
Holoverse: a virtual reality adventure on the Gold Coast
These September school holidays a group of Coding Kids students visited Holoverse to experience and learn about virtual reality technology. Holoverse is a virtual reality adventure arcade in Southport on the Gold Coast.
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.
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.
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.