TechMate Term 4 2020

One of my favourite events each term is TechMates! The evening is for girls from Grade 4 - 6 to invite a significant male in...

Maths Fun with Robots!

Programming robots and understanding that robots need ‘us’ to tell them what to do gives our girls empowerment to code. Preps to Grade 6...

Micro:Bit Holiday Fun!

The first two days of the holidays saw the students from St Aidan’s and local schools participate in a Jr Engineers holiday program, learning...

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...

STEMies Discover Dash!

Dressed for the day! My 'Star Wars Droids T-Shirt' was a great success and what a better way to get the girls talking.....naming the...

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...

Robogals visit STEMies Club

Girls in STEMies Club were very excited to have Robogals UQ students visit. Robogals is a non-profit student group which run free sessions to inspire, engage...

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...

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...

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,...