Visual-based vs. Text-based programming languages
We often get asked by people, “What are visual and text-based programming languages? What are the differences between them? Why do we as a company opt to teach kids a visual-based programming language like Scratch to begin with instead of starting them out on text-based ones?” Let us elaborate on these questions for you!
Coding is just like baking a cake
Coding is just like baking a cake. We look at the six fundamental concepts of coding — sequencing, looping, branching, arithmetic, data storage, and data in/data out — in the context of baking a cake.
School Holiday Coding Camps
Do your kids enjoy playing computer games? Do you want them to be part of the digital revolution? Coding Kids runs holiday coding camps, so that your children can have fun learning how to program, create digital art, or make animations, among other things….
Glossary for New Scratchers
Compared to a lot of other programming languages, Scratch has quite a gentle learning curve. Still, getting started can be a little bit of a doozy if you’ve had zero prior experience with the kind of terminology used in programming. To help you out a bit, we’ve compiled a glossary of terms for new Scratchers!
Create an interactive stadium project in the classroom for the Commonwealth Games
It’s that time of the year again — the Commonwealth Games are nearly here! Why not get into the sporty spirit by making your very own interactive stadium, complete with sound effects, a sprinting event, and an electronic scoreboard? We can show you how! All…
A code club? In Thargomindah?
It’s more likely than you think! From the outside, Thargomindah is just a small town in the Shire of Bulloo, roughly 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane — not too far from the Queensland/South Australia/New South Wales border. It’s a little remote, sure —…
Let us help you win grant funding!
Are you a regional community looking to deliver outstanding STEM outreach programs? You might be eligible for Advance Queensland’s Engaging Science Grants, worth $10,000! Let us help you win that grant, and deliver an outstanding STEM outreach program for your community. We have already assisted…
Fun Palace Brisbane 2017
Fun Palaces Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist What is the Fun Palace? The Fun Palace is a free annual and worldwide celebration of art and science. Every year, it takes place over the first weekend in October. In Queensland, the State Library of Queensland…
Digital Technologies in Year 3-4 Classrooms — On “Convict Crime and Punishment”
In a previous post, we discussed the integration of the Digital Technologies subject into Queensland schools. Just to refresh your memory on the subject, the Digital Technologies subject has a discrete curriculum, meaning that it is its own subject, complete with its own activities and learning outcomes. Part of the aims of the subject are to cover important concepts, such as algorithms and branching (also known as decision making).
This year’s Robotronica at the Queensland University of Technology revealed some of the latest developments and trends within the field of robotics. Elnaz gives her account of the event, where she bore witness to a variety of demonstrations, workshops, games, and discussions that were informative, inspiring, and surprising in many ways!