Get Students Flying

Written by Guest Writer – Benjamin Lannen Drones are now being used to deliver parcels, film videos, for competitive racing, to fight wars and even to create a light show at the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony. So why aren’t you using this amazing technology in your classroom? Guest writer, Ben Lannen, shares with you…

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Merge Cube

Written by Guest Writer – Elizabeth Moran I was introduced to the Merge Cube at the 2019 EduTECH Conference and immediately saw its potential for the exploration of AR (Augmented Reality) in the classroom. The cube is an affordable ‘gadget’ that when used in conjunction with an iOS/Android device offers a variety of apps that…

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Bee-Bots: A Junior Classroom Essential

Written by Guest Writer Cassie Paganis I recently had the pleasure of using Bee-Bots in my P-2 classes. These exciting programmable robots have now become a ‘must-have’ in my classroom. They are a great tool to teach junior students the fundamentals of coding and are an excellent way to engage students in daily tasks across…

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Beyond Scratch?

If you’re interested in what comes after the Scratch Cat, then let me introduce you to the Grasshopper. Yes Grasshopper! If you’re reading this article you know and love Scratch for the low floor and high ceiling that it brings to the block coding world. As a primary school teacher (with no computer programming background!)…

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Bolt From The Blue

It’s now over 6 years since Sphero first burst into classrooms with their original Sphero 1.0 & 2.0. Since then they have also released the Mini, Ollie and SPRK+. If you are looking to expand your STEAM resources for 2020, check out their latest addition to the team, Sphero Bolt. Paired with the free ‘Sphero…

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Specdrums

Sphero continue to secure their place in the education market with the introduction of their new product, Specdrums. Concept When worn by the user, this ring can be tapped on any coloured surface to create a variety of sounds, beats and loops. The rings are Bluetooth Midi compatible and when paired with an IOS or…

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Circumnavigating Tech Integration with Ozobots

Whilst many schools now have access to robots (Spheros, Beebots, Ozobots, You-name-it-bots), the # 1 challenge is how to meaningfully integrate their use. Rebecca shares an interesting way she utilised Ozobots to enhance her school’s Geography focused unit. I wanted to integrate their weekly STEAM sessions with their Inquiry unit through the use of Ozobot…

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Hook, Line and Tinkercad

The idea of making anything using our 3D printers and building with Lego would send most K-6 students into bewildered excitement. Whenever I have jobs on the go, students flock to the printers and stare in amazement at the process occurring before them. I recently had the pleasure of working with Year 3 on a…

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