Posted in ICT, Numeracy

Bonanza! Binary Number Game

Test your knowledge of binary numbers with this very addictive game. You simply¬†look at the numbers on the right side, and then use your mouse to highlight the binary version on the left side. You can highlight in any order, enjoy ūüôā

What was the highest level you reached?

What strategies did you use when you were playing the game?

What did would you rate this game out of 10 and why?

Posted in Digital Technologies, ICT, iPads

Coding with Sphero

Today we had fun problem solving using Sphero. The students had to work in small groups to create small courses using the following rules;

  1. At least one angle.
  2. No jumps.
  3. No more than 2 angles.
  4. Maximum of 2m of measuring tape.
  5. Work cooperatively and ensure everyone is included.

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The students then had to work together to write code in ‘Lightning Lab‘ app to move the robots along the courses.¬†The task was a lot harder than it looked, it involved a huge amount of trial and error. I was very impressed with the teamwork and resilience shown by everyone.
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One group was successful at mastering 3 of the courses!

Have you used code to direct a Sphero?

What is the most challenging part of coding with Sphero?

Posted in ICT

FOMO

BTN episode – Social Media Anxiety

1. What was the main point of the BtN story?
2. Complete this sentence. A recent report has found that social media is making a lot of teenagers feel…
3. Some teenagers feel like they are missing out on things they see on social media. Give an example.
4. How can young people feel better about what they see on social media?
5. What do you think young people can do to have a more positive experience on social media?
6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media?

After you have answered the above questions and posted the answers as a comment below, research a range of different social media websites or apps. Learn what they are used for and examine why age restrictions on these sites are important. Refer to this quick guide to popular social media sites and apps.

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Click here for a template to complete your research in.

Posted in Design creativity and technology, ICT

Using OneNote

Today we are going to learn how to use OneNote.

Watch the video below for an introduction to the program.

We need to work in pairs to create our own OneNote document that will help us with our design, creativity and technology project.

You need to create the following tabs:

  • Wonderings
  • Research
  • Bibliography
  • Reflection (one tab for each person)
  • Data

Watch the following video so you know how to save and close the notebook correctly.

Instructions for OneNote document

Posted in ICT, science, Writer's Workshop

Augmented Reality – 3D Volcanoes

Today the students used the Quiver app to bring a volcano to life. First they wrote a short description about a volcano using the blank colouring in page as a prompt. The students then coloured in the volcano page and used Quiver to bring it to life. The app simulates a Volcano erupting and also has a mini quiz to complete. After the simulation the students then created another piece of writing with huge improvements.

Did the buddy conference help you improve your writing, if so how?

Was your second piece of writing more powerful after using the app?

What did you think of today’s Writer’s Workshop?

 

Posted in ICT

Learn to code

Why learn coding?  It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

What most schools don’t teach:

Click on the Code logo below to take your first lesson on coding using Angry Birds.

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What did you learn today on the beginners class for  coding?

 

 

Posted in 6K, ICT

Blogging commenting tips

We had so much fun making an animoto about how to leave a quality comment! We brainstormed all the things that make a quality comment and then the students worked in small groups or pairs to write the short scripts for their part. Each script could only be 10 seconds as we were using animoto to make the video.

CLICK HERE to go to our ‘how to leave a comment page’ and view the video. I am very proud of 6K for their efforts and the finished product well done! ūüôā

From Miss Scarrott