Creativity with Technology.

Last term the girls researched the history and difference between eTextiles and wearable technology. They spent some time learning simple sewing, running stitch, chain stitch and cross stitch.

Together we discovered the possibilities of Loomia and how such textile can be used to benefit and enhance manufacturing of eTextile garments.

The girls were introduced to LED strips which can be sewn into or onto items. The girls designed and made an artifact which incorporated LED strips, conductive tape and battery. Some girls 3D printed an object which was then decorated with LED’s for example bag tag, flying horse, car and hot air balloon which was part of a painting! Others used their sewing skills to make purses, pencil cases and flower-pot holders. I just loved their creativity!

The girls were introduced and given time to play with Tinkercad. Once they had mastered the basics, they started to design an avatar or object of interest to themselves.

Some of the designs included: Yoda, book, chicken, piano, bubble tea, teddy bear, car and plenty more! Girls engaged with self-paced videos of learning to code HTML and CSS. After learning the skills to build a website, the girls created a website about their 3D print….sites were narratives, choose your own adventures, information or online shops!

To view a few of these website please click below:

Arcade Legends

Choose Your Own Adventure

Upglam

 

 

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!

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