Robots to Teach Coding – Part 1 (K – 2)

“Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” Steve Jobs Learning to code really does make ‘thinking’ happen!...

Technology in the Classroom

This year as Junior School Technologies Coordinator I have been able to share some great software and applications with students and teachers. Last week...

Building a Computer?…….Yes!

A small group of girls have been busy this term following a blueprint to build a computer in our Makerspace. I gave the girls a 'Piper Computer...

Robots to Teach Coding Part 2 (Yrs 3 & Yrs 4)

‘Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer...

EL Wire shines in a Makerspace!

I just love attending workshops at HSBNE (Hackerspace Brisbane) which give me skills and ideas for our school Library Makerspace. EL wire (Electroluminescent wire) is...

Implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum

At the end of last year, I attended an extremely worthwhile workshop looking at the Digital Technologies Curriculum and how it can be implemented...

Robotics Competition: Hour of Code

This year we celebrated an Hour of Code (other posts from previous years can be found here and here)with an Interhouse Robotics Competition. Our...

Being a Guest Blogger

  Softlink specialises in knowledge, content and library management systems and request management systems for special, education, government and corporate information centres and libraries. St...

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,...

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...