Drones in the Classroom

Wooooooooow... that's the sound of the classroom when you arrive with a drone for the start of the lesson. Like with much of the technology that is readily available to our students these days, drones provide a perfect tool with which to bring prior-knowledge and better yet, a large serving of intrinsic motivation to your lessons. "But how can it be used for learning?", is the common questions I get [...]

Sphero in the Classroom

Best described as a robotic ball, the Sphero is one of the robotic devices in the Digital Technologies Kit that was supplied to Government Primary Schools across Western Australia. The reasons it is one of my favourite robotic devices, and the reasons I recommend using it in the classroom is because it is durable and versatile. Sphero is not just a robotic ball that can be coded, there are so [...]

OneNote

Not to talk too big a game, but OneNote is one of the most useful programs in existence. It comes preloaded on the Microsoft Surface and can be downloaded for free on iOS, Android and MacOS. In the classroom teachers can use it for many engaging activities. There are so many features of OneNote that I love, but my top 3 favourite features of OneNote are: Using the pen - I [...]

Makey Makey

Makey Makey is an invention kit. It is great for kids in a classroom because it allows them to create things and experiment with conductive materials. I also like that it has already been coded for the user, so you can focus on the creation side of things. Our Professional Development Coordinator (PDC) team spent one morning experimenting and seeing what we could create. We tried some of the cool apps [...]

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