Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies

Hour of Code is here!

Choose from one of the following activities from Code.org

and earn your hour of code certificate.

* Don’t forget to login 

Build a Star Wars Galaxy

https://hourofcode.com/star-wars 

 

 

 Journey through Minecraft with code

https://hourofcode.com/mchoc

 

 

Code with Anna and Elsa from Frozen

https://hourofcode.com/frzn

 

 

Code your own sports game

https://hourofcode.com/athlete 

 

 

Create a story or make a game with Play Lab

https://hourofcode.com/play-lab

 

 

Looking for a challenge? Then try this one!

Simple Encryption (Learn how to crack the secret message)

https://hourofcode.com/encryption

 

 

Have fun 🙂

When you have finished please post a quality comment below telling us about your hour of code choice.

Posted in 6S, Coding, Digital Technologies

Bloxels

The ICT eSmart Team are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a class set of Bloxels.

I asked 6S students what they thought of bloxels and here are some of the responses:

Loki – ‘It puts your creative mind to work. I love it!’

Blake – ‘It really gets your mind thinking of what to do, it gets your critical mind working. I have no words to say how much I like Bloxels it’s too good.’

Zack – ‘They’re amazing, I love using them.’

Matty – ‘I like it because I get to make games.’

Gloria – ‘It is very creative. It’s hard to find words to say how much I like it, it’s fantastic.’

Harshita – ‘I think it’s really good because you get to create your own video game. It’s really fun to use!’

Braydan – ‘I love the way you have free choice to create whatever you feel like. It’s fun because you get to build your own creations and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, you get to make what you like.’

Sam – ‘It’s really fun and creative.’

James – ‘Bloxels are my favourite, because it makes me really happy to use, it is so much fun.’

Press play to see some year 6 students using Bloxels for the first time.

Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. They enable students to build, capture, design, play and share their very own video games.

Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles through the games they create.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Bloxels please visit http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com

Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies

Robotics Workshop

The year 6 students were very lucky to experience an engaging Robotics Demonstration today. Sam from ‘Brainary’ visited to show us a special NAO robot. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk, listen to you, and even recognise your face. The students learnt about how to code the robot and some lucky students were able to interact with him by giving him instructions to follow. Press play to see a snapshot of the workshop.

What did you think of the workshop 6S?