First, we pulled some old computers and keyboards apart to find out what was inside.
Then we collected all the pieces and used them to create our own "Mechanica" creatures
Early Stage 1 using left, right, forwards and backwards to create algorithms for the BeeBots and Code-A-Pillars...
Stage 1 followed directions carefully to create kicking boots and sail boats. They programmed them to move forwards, backwards, make sounds and repeat actions using the drag and drop blocks in the WeDo software.
Stage 2 have been putting their maths skills to good use when trying to solve some challenges with the Dash robot using Blockly programming software.
For this challenge they needed to measure lengths and angles and create an algorithm for Dash to complete the circuit.
Stage 3 programmed the NXT robots to perform various tasks last term. At the end of the term they prepared a programme which directed the robot to follow a dark line to reach the Easter egg reward at the end.
This term Stage 3 are using the Sphero robots. Their first activity was learning how to control the Sphero using the Drive application. The game of Bullrush was a great hit.
Lots of fun creating personalised avatars with Stage 2 using the Bobbleshop and WordFoto apps
As part of their unit of work - "The Best Part of Me", Stage 3 are using photography editing apps on the iPads to produce some amazing images
2 teams from 4/5W managed to programme Blink and Bump to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" during their technology lesson last week
2014 Technology Flyers
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