Trendy TechMate!

TechMate evenings have been so popular that a second one was offered in Term 3.

TechMate evenings are for girls from grades 4 – 6 to invite a significant male in their lives; dad, granddad, brother, uncle to join them for an evening of time together, working together, sharing ideas, learning new skills and knowledge, trying new technologies, socialising, meeting new friends and having FUN!

This term TechMates were introduced to Doodle Bots. A Doodle Bot is a little robot that draws on its own. The Doodle Bots operates off of a vibrating motor that helps the robot skip across a piece of paper. This activity brought a little art into electrical engineering! Designing and creating the Doodle Bots involved working with batteries, wire, switches, motors and even a soldering iron was on hand!

A video of our first evening this term:

 

Here is a video of the second evening:

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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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