Edutech Masterclass STEM & Coding

Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at #EdutechAU Masterclass.

Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).

The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.

See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.

Design Challenge with @Sphero @julia_boulton

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THINGLINK

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PADLET

https://padlet.com/embed/i8x91jtxj7cm

DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower.html

PROGRAMMING RESOURCES

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How We Organise Ourselves: Mini Exhibition

Year Five Mini-Exhibition

The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.

Central Idea

The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Economic activities and decisions within society.
  • The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
  • The effect of economic decisions on the environment.

See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.

Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .

 

WEBSITES

Zoo Industry Surfing Industry Oil Industry  Shoe Industry
Cosmetic Industry Clothing Industry Pet Industry Car Manufacturing
Cosmetics Industry 2 Fast Food Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Palm Oil Industry

MORE WEEBLYs

Pharmaceutical Animal Testing

Visual Effects 

 

POWERPOINTS

Animal Farming

Meat Farming

JS Library Makerspaces & STEM in the JS:Robotics

Lego Robotics session Yr 1 &  2

This term select students in Year 1 & 2 had the opportunity to explore with WeDo Lego robotics. Students explored the features of the software,  developing problem-solving skills through experimentation with Lego and  were exposed to what it means to think computationally through programming.

Year1 and 1 WeDo

Students reflected on the experience -see the PADLET below.

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Screenshots from the WeDo LEGO Robotics Program.

 

ROBOTICS FOR TEACHERS

Other Robotics News from SALC.

RoboCup Junior

St Andrews hosted a Lego Robotics Day for teachers to explore the possibilities of robotics in the classroom. The day was well received. Thanks to the presenters Peter Kellett and Liz Polentas.

 

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