I had a blast creating my first Microbit Monster. I had so much fun and I just followed the clear and concise instructions from the Microbit website. I had to use an old motor so Flower isn’t as fierce as I had hoped for but it’s definitely the start of a beautiful relationship between MakerSpace and Microbit. I will be doing these monsters with the Robotics Coding Club and Mr. Roger’s Grade 6/7 Class… so stay tuned to more codeable monsters!
This March has been incredible for inspiration! Our 8 week Breakfast Bots Club ended with pancake and sausages… and robots. Then Wintergreen has kindly let our inspirites of the Inspire Project try out new robots… Ozobot, Cubelets, and lots more! As well, our Microbits arrived (thanks to my awesome British aunt!) and a new Microbit monster has joined our team. Wow to March!
I love inspiring teachers and being inspired by them! I was given the privilege to teach an SFU Cohort by Kat Mulski, my school’s district Math and Literacy teacher. It was such an honour. It was so much fun to share our Inspire robots and Computational Thinking resources. As well as, it was great to hear about the exciting things happening with coding in other schools in the Fraser Valley. Let the inspiration continue…
Wow! Gordon Greenwood was coding up a storm of excitement yesterday with the Inspire Project. We had Saju Abraham from Left of the Dot to share his love of coding and we had two wonderful Grade 7 Walnut Coders diving in to lead our showcase of robots. Lots of laughs and excitement were filling these coding classrooms!
What a fanastic day! Annie Charron (aka BeeBot Queen) and I taught 3 workshops today on coding and codeable robots at Langley’s Odyssey Pro-D Day. I was inspired by all the new coders today and some admitting they don’t even know what the word ‘coding’ means… I love honesty! We brought so many robots and resources, it looked like we were going on vacation. Here are some photos of the day:
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!
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!
Important information for all you BC Coders or future BC Coders out there…
The Code BC resources are now available online on CODEBC.ca:
If you are interested in knowing what was presented during the Train-the-Trainer workshops I went to in Chilliwack, here are the PowerPoints:
Here are links to videos of the Train-the-Trainer workshop sessions:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you in touch with one of the facilitators.