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!...

The Digital Technologies Hub

Some time ago while I was out running I received a phone call from Chris Harte (educational consultant) to talk about the development of the...

Precipitation Penguins

The theme for this year’s First Lego League was Hydrodynamics, which enabled our girls to learn more about our precious resource ‘water’. We started at...

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...

Inspiring Feedback

Wow! I received an uplifting email today about my blog and I immediately had to get back to posting! I have been a little...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...