It’s Computer Science Week
What is Coding?
Join in the world wide
HOUR OF CODE
Get your Headphones ready
(Rating – Medium)
Code a Dance Party
(Rating – Medium if you play games)
Saving Christmas with Code
(Rating – Medium but introduces new skills)
A fun filled self guided adventure
Coding with Lightbot
Select the Online Version and Click Allow Flash (to run the game)
Read ALL the instructions
Begin the Basics.
Work your way through the levels and add new skills as you learn them (the code must fit in the allocated number of squares.
Don’t forget to light up all the blue squares.
If you get it wrong, try again.
Voyage of The First Fleet
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Learning about History with Robots? – Combining our Past with our Future?
Last term, in their STEM Inquiry about the First Fleet, Year 4 students learnt about the historical significance of the voyage, investigated the Geography of the continents and mapping the world, designed, built and tested a sailing ship prototype and re-enacted their chosen ship’s journey to Australia using a robot to control and power it to its destination. (Digital Technologies)
The great benefit of the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) approach to learning gives students the opportunity to collaborate and work on a variety of challenging problems and projects.
Amazing Maze Challenges
- Use icy-pole sticks or masking tape to create a simple maze. Create a code to navigate your maze from start to finish.
- Change color and do a victory dance when you reach the end.
- Program the Sphero to say something at the end. – eg “Yes! I made it!”
- Put in some obstacles – you must navigate around these with the Sphero.
Put Sphero to work – Design and make a vehicle for your Sphero to drive (push or pull) around your space.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
What factors affected the way your vehicle worked?
How did the vehicle affect your code? How did the surface affect your code?
Did you have to make adjustments? If so, what did you have to do to make it work better?
How can you make your vehicle turn on various angles?
Add some spoken commentary to your code.
Draw a Square with Sphero
Draw a coloured Star with Sphero
Coding with Scratch 2
Click HERE to watch a brief introduction to Scratch.
Learn how to make Scratch Projects.
Animate your name with Scratch
Learn to Code
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and learn to code with Marco or Sophia
Mark Zuckerberg teaches Repeat Loops
How Cybersafe are you?
Play the Safety Land Game
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Code Some Crazy Creatures
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