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Twilight Tech Teachers Sandpit 3.0 Hour of Robot Launch

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Digital Technologies and STEAM Projects for Hour-of-Code and Hour-of-Robot. Hour of Robot - ideas for educators, disruptors and makers for Education Week and beyond

We want to hear from YOU and other like-minded educators - tell us what EdTech you particularly curious or excited about, and why? Use the hashtag #mobiliseyourtribe and tweet your favourite hactivities for jumpstarting plugged and unplugged computational thinking and creative robotics.

Arrive on-site from 3:15 for a coffee van (great coffee at a good price) and some light snacks, hang-out in our Innovation Ask Me space - Begin new conversations and connections using the concept of 4P's (Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play) 3D designs, University and STEM outreach, robotics comps, investigations and explorations with STANSW Young Scientist, Young ICT Explorers, Young Creators Conference, ANSTO Top Coder

Make 2020 your Year of Digitech, Design Thinking, ICT Integration, Computational Change-Making and get ready to showcase your student's design thinking projects.


Hands-on workshops and resources, robotics for creativity, computational and design thinking ideas:

  1. Unpack the Australian Computer Academy's resources - Professional development of primary teachers in computational thinking to bring coding and computer science to schools to solve real-world problems with technology.

  2. Get a great introduction to the world of physical computing and robotics. Use code to control electronic components such as lights and buzzers with the ThinkerShield and a standard Arduino board.

  3. Electronic Design – use the power of electronics to build, prototype and invent! littleBits is a system of components that snap together to easily create hardware.

  4. Learn to program smart robots using Mbots! These little robots contain a range of motors and sensors that can be programmed to beep, flashlights, follow lines, and even avoid obstacles!

Innovation and pilots space for in-school showcases and inter-school-competitions.

  • Launch of Sphero RVR and Sphero Edu Academy for Education Fundamentals - Curriculum Integration

  • LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime is a powerful STEAM learning solution for years 7-9 that combines LEGO bricks, Scratch programming language, and a programmable multi-port Hub to help every learner become a confident learner.

  • Make X - Mbot and Makeblock is an open-source robot construction platform offering mechanical parts, electronic modules and software tools for building really amazing robots.

  • Wonder League Robotics Competition: Coding is the new team sport for future tech leaders and innovators. Gather teams of kids ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14, to join a global community of competitors, poised to learn and demonstrate 21st-century skills.

  • RoboCup Junior Australia is a project-oriented educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students.

  • FIRST® Robotics is an internationally acclaimed robotics program whose mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

  • Kai's Clan- an all-in-in-one technology platform to teach coding, robotics, AR, VR and IOT in the one-easy-to-use web platform that works seamlessly on just about any device

  • Block 42- Learn and make 3D animations in under 5 minutes

  • The AustSTEM Foundation created the Kookaberry to tackle some of the challenges primary teachers face and to help them teach the new Technologies curriculum with confidence. The Kookaberry is designed to introduce Digital Systems, data measurement and data logging in multiple subjects across the curriculum

  • CS FIRST: A free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn.

  • Everyone Can Code is a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write and teach code with students from kindergarten to university and have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

  • Outreach activities, workshops, and events for school students.

  • Girls Programming Network and Tech Girls are Superheroes

  • Coding clubs and camps, excursions and STEAM showcases

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