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,...

Ideas for Exploring Machine Learning in the Primary Years.

Artificial Intelligence, and its subset Machine Learning, is very much part of our lives and will be even more so in the lives of...

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,...

UN Sustainable Development Goals & the Micro:Bit

Engaging students with the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals using the Micro:Bit was successful and fun when games were created. Each student selected...