Our Walnut Code Continues…

We had a fantastic day coding our little Bots at West Langley!  Walnut Code is inspiring… I believe today West Langley Elementary School is Home of the Bots!

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Our Adventures Continue…

 

Wow, 2017 has started out with great inspiration! Here’s some inspiring snapshots from our new Osmo Pizza kit being discovered by our Gifted Inspire group and lots of Challenge Robot Tasks. Then a Ignite Delta collage by Andrea Liske (our Inspire photographer) which was so much fun! Our last photo is the first ‘Robot Classroom Case’ that our Music Teacher, Carolyn Roberts is trialing for the first time.  She and her primary classes are diving into music tapping and dancing robots!

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Code BC’s Wonderful Resources

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Important information for all you BC Coders or future BC Coders out there…

The Code BC resources are now available online on CODEBC.ca:

https://t.co/ULpl1AOZqd

If you are interested in knowing what was presented during the Train-the-Trainer workshops I went to in Chilliwack, here are the PowerPoints:

Chilliwack Day 1
Chilliwack Day 2

Here are links to videos of the Train-the-Trainer workshop sessions:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8f-VEZU0UbBKBMAxVz-PNq5OQ5YJ_dTM.

As well, if you are an educator in the Trail area and might be interested in the Train-the-Trainer workshops at the end of February please email me at apimentel@sd35.bc.ca and I can get you in touch with one of the facilitators.

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Breakfast Bots Are Bopping!

We’ve started a Breakfast Program with Robots… and kids of course!  It’s our Breakfast Bots!

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Walnut Coding at Alex Hope

Well, what a fantastic day we had at Alex Hope yesterday!  What a great Inspire Team from professional coder, Saju Abraham from Left of the Dot to  Jay Kim from Trinity Western University to our four Alex Hope students helping demonstrate the robots!  We definitely brought inspiration to many young walnut coders.  We had robots to a Raspberry Pi to coding filling our 7 workshops yesterday!  So inspiring!

 

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Curriculum and Resources

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I have just added a new page to my blog called ‘Curriculum and Resources’ to share some of my free robot resources that I’ve created over the last four years.   I will progressively be posting material from lesson plans to worksheets.  Inspiring Times Ahead!

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Coding with Grade 6 and 7’s

Mr. Rogers’ class is learning about Ratios in Math!  So why not created a Ratio Video Game with Scratch!  We have just begun but I believe that this is the start of something very inspiring…

 

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Our Gifted Program

I am loving doing the gifted program at James Kennedy Elementary!  Their tasks this month ranged from Sphero doing jumps to completing Osmo Coding Levels to creating a marching band sequence with  our new xylophones for our Dashes!!!!!  So much inspired learning and fun!

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Sharing The Inspire Project

I was privileged to share at Ignite Innovation BC about The Inspire Project.  I was told it was the largest Ignite in BC with 400 sold out tickets to listen to various innovative projects happening in school and districts around the province.  Here’s my video of The Inspire Project in 5 minutes… Ignite style.

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Walnut Code at Topham

My student teacher Jay Kim and I had so much fun at Topham Elementary School on Wednesday doing Walnut Code!  The Topham students and teachers were wonderfully joyful over our codeable robots.  Mr.Bernier was having a blast with learning how to control a Codeybot!  Thanks for having us and have fun Robot-Sitting!

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