The children in 3rd and 4th were so delighted with their Scratch Jumping Games we decided to give everyone the opportunity to play. If you are using a computer or laptop click on the link below.
The Senior Room enjoyed the end of Science Week exploring their new Vex and Spike Prime Robotics kits.
You can still sign up for free coding workshops (if you haven’t already!). This online, virtual event opens at 10am this Saturday 6th November. It is suitable for young people ages 8 to 18.
For the full list of workshops and to book, visit www.dojomor.ie.
- Coding for beginners with Lightbot
- Code a virtual robot with VEX Code VR
- Code a micro-chip basics with Micro:bit
- Code an animation with Micro:bit
- Create a story / game with Scratch
- Build an app beginner with Thunkable
- Build an app (advanced) with Thunkable & Bubble
- Code like a pro with HTML
- 3D Modelling with Blender
- Making music with Soundtrap
- Coding to see the universe interview with I-LOFAR
- The magic of virtual and augmented reality
Togher N.S. is a lead school in the School Excellence – Digital Initiative. This additional funding allows us to further enhance our use of I.C.T. and deliver the best educational experience for our pupils through information and computer technology.
Scratch is an excellent, engaging and fun environment for learning some fairly advanced mathematical concepts and the basics of computer science too. Scratch is deceptively simple with its palette of brightly coloured blocks. The thing about Scratch programming though is that you can do amazing things when you combine the blocks in interesting ways. As children progress they are able to use Scratch in more and more advanced ways. Scratch has a low floor, but a high ceiling.
Scratch programming allows children to use computers to express their creative ideas and solve practical problems and empowers children to be digital makers not just digital users.
Did I mention that it was engaging and fun?
” STEAM is the new STEM” – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Scratch is a wonderful example of STEAM – combine artwork with coding to create an animation or game. The children in 3rd and 4th have been busy developing their STEAM skills with Scratch. Scratch is free to download here.
The children are having a wonderful time learning with the Photon Robot. The Photon is an interactive educational robot that introduces children to the world of new technologies through experiences and experiments, develops their creativity and logical thinking, and teaches them the basics of programming.
As a “Hands on – Minds on school” we know that children love to learn by experimenting. We are delighted with our new Photon Robot. Our School Excellence – Digital cluster has received the first of these robots to Ireland. Logical thinking ability is becoming an increasingly important skill. Photon gives children programming related challenges that allow them to develop their logical thinking ability while having great fun.