Excited 2015!

  Last Saturday, we were honoured to have been invited to the national Excited 2015 conference! Every year, a handful of schools and colleges are invited to demonstrate how they use technology in education. We were the youngest children among senior 5th and 6th classes and some secondary schools. But that didn’t hold us back. We created such a stir, every adult and child wanted us to show them our coding, programming and engineering skills! Even David Norris heard about us and was brought over to us for us to share our skills with him. He even tweeted about it afterwards!! What a day!      ...

Beebots!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve become experts at working with our Beebots! We have five stations including a Beebot Alphabet mat and Beebot, a Beebot town mat and an iPad station using the Beebot application. Our directional language and sequencing skills are improving, as is our ability to creatively problem-solve and help Beebot reach his destination!            ...

Lego Robotics update

We completed the building of our lego robotic alligators. Attached to these alligators are USB cables, sensor motors and gear pulls. Next week, we will attach this to the ‘Wedo’ software and program the alligator to open his mouth, close his mouth and chew. Stay...

Our coding with parents

This week, we had our coding class with parents. Again, we used the scratch for the iPad with them. Keeva led the class and instructed parents as teacher instructs us. This week, they programmed their Sprites(characters) to dance. It was great fun. We even had some of our younger brothers and sisters involved....

Senior Infants: Lego Robotics

This term we have started our work with lego robotics. Each day, we follow teachers directions on making creations, such as an Alligator. When we are finished building it, we connect it to the laptop via USB and program it to move. Stay tuned to watch our progress or follow us on our daily twitter feed.  ...