Collaboration to be a Winner!

Collaboration to be a Winner! Recently, we attended a student-led conference at Campbells Bay Primary for Year 4-6 (8-10 years old). Called WeLearn2023, the conference offered a variety of activities and involved older students showing the younger ones how to use the resources and vice-versa. From designing using Tinkercad and Kai’s Clan, Scratchpad, Code Avengers,

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Problem-solving and critical thinking are essential life skills.

Problem-solving and criticaly thinking are essential life skills. “Everybody should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think” Steve Jobs Across the world, literacy competencies are below standard. This is very concerning, so where do we start to address this?  When children start school, they learn how to read. There

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The Biggest Technology Challenges Facing Teachers

The Biggest Technology Challenges Facing Teachers 1. Budget limitations Budget cuts are the greatest factor limiting teachers’ efforts to provide education technology to students.  A recent study even demonstrated that 75.9% of respondents saw budget restrictions as the biggest challenge preventing them from embracing education technology. Such limitations are especially challenging because unfortunately, great education

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From Social Citizenship to Digital Citizenship in the Classroom.

From Social Citizenship to Digital Citizenship in the Classroom. According to Wikipedia ‘Social Citizenship’ was a term first coined by T. H. Marshall, who argued that the ideal citizenship experience entails access to political, civil, and social rights in a state. But how do we bring good social citizenship into the classroom? Simply being a

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Smart sensors deliver data in the physical and virtual world

Smart sensors deliver data in the physical and virtual world There are many different Robots, from humanoids to intelligent self-driving cars, or just IoT systems that locally collect and process data from sensors. Kai’s Clan robots are the latter, with their sensors they can communicate with each other and produce data which students can read

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Robots, AI and Christmas

Robots, AI and Christmas I love Malcolm Jack’s article in the Big Issue, Are songs written by Robots the Future of Christmas? Robots are no longer reserved for manufacturing or used for industrial purposes. How many kids will be getting a robot for Christmas this year or, how many adults will find a vacuum cleaner,

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