Interactive Poster

We came back to our interactive poster project. The plan is to create a poster that focusses on kindness at our school. The poster will contain hot spots made from conductive paint that will trigger a mp3 file and a LED. So far it has been fairly easy as the code provided for the Bare […]

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Bean+

I’ve played with the Bean+ this break. The Bean+ is an Arduino compatible board that can be programmed via Bluetooth.  The board comes with a built-in battery, LED, accelerometer and temperature sensor. I thought it could be a cool way to create wearable projects. I also had hoped to use it via Tickle but as of yet the […]

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Conference Reminders

Before our student lead conference one of my students, Sue, spent some time answering questions about the code that Ben had come up with. The questions involved the use of parameters. I have introduced this to them but I think I will need to do a better job of introducing and revisiting this each year. I […]

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Kids Teaching Scratch

I haven’t attended a conference in a long time. This year was a bit different as a major conference was at my school. So I made plans for my students to take part by demonstrating how they used Scratch and the Hummingbird board to create a project. Kids did fantastic and it was a great […]

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Sensors

Last year we explored if statements and if statements with the five Hummingbird sensors. Students created code that cause a servo or motor or LED to react based on sensor readings. They used all 5 sensors, temperature, sound, potentiometer, light and distance. In the class this year the first year students will continue with this […]

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