Robotronica 2017

Once a year QUT hosts Robotronica a free Robotics and Technology Spectacular with demonstrations, workshops, games and discussions. Numerous engaging activities for all ages were...

Books for Coding

During Semester 1,  Megan and I have decided to incorporate coding activities into our library lessons. Our library lessons are 3 weekly rotations of Recreational Reading,...

Robots to Teach Coding Part 3 (Years 5 & 6)

Final post on selecting and incorporating robots in activities to engage students in learning to code. Followed by a list of resources to support...

Resourcing a Junior Makerspace

  Throughout my blog I have spoken about materials available in our space to stimulate making in the Makerspace. Sometimes the making and creating comes from literature,...

Nao, the Humanoid Robot!

We were fortunate to have Sam from Brainary Interactive visit the Coding and Robotics Club girls with NAO this week. NAO is the world’s leading...

Book Week MakerFaire

What a wonderful week! This year in our Junior Library we created a MakerFaire where parents and students could visit and 'Make'! During the weeks...

TeachTechPlay : Playback

I’m inspired and all set to hit Term 2 with more ideas after spending the last two days at the annual TeachTechPlay Conference at...

Coding with LEGO EV3 Robots

Over the last few years I have enjoyed learning 'some' coding and robotics skills. I find the students soon over-take my level of competency,...

Makey Makey and More!

Spring Holiday STEMies Day was busy with exploring, creating and making interactive activities using Makey Makey, Scratch and Electric Mazes. Using projects available on Code...

Fun with NeoPixels!

 I was fortunate to attend a workshop on using Neopixels with conductive thread. My wonderful colleague, friend and ‘Makerspace’ guru, Anne Weaver, told me...