Arduino Day 2015 Event

Last Friday I organised and helped run, with some other colleagues, an event at school to help celebrate Arduino Day. My idea was to hold an event in the LRC at lunchtime, demo the Pi-Bot as it did line following and include Arduino Uno boards where staff and students could code, tinker and play. I … Continue reading Arduino Day 2015 Event

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Learning with maker Spaces at MacICT

Last Thursday I attended Learning with Maker Spaces at Macquarie University's MacICT Innovations Centre. The workshop was presented by John Burfoot, who also led last week's EV3 Robotics workshop. This day was all about maker spaces and covered many different topics: What makes a good maker space? What equipment is needed? Storage methods Suppliers Activities … Continue reading Learning with maker Spaces at MacICT

Robotics in the Classroom – MacICT Workshop

Today I attended the Robotics in the Classroom professional learning workshop at Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre. The course was presented by John Burfoot, an experienced teacher and robotics educator who has spoken and presented at numerous events in Australia and internationally. He began by talking about a recent conference he attended in San Diego, USA, … Continue reading Robotics in the Classroom – MacICT Workshop

Future Schools Expo – Day 2 (part 1)

Day 2 began with opening remarks from Dr Megan Vazey, STEM consultant, Association of Independent Schools, NSW. Megan talked about having an intimate relationship with the computer, it is not just a tool to get something done, the relationship is much more important and deeper than that. She also talked about how it is important … Continue reading Future Schools Expo – Day 2 (part 1)