I am so excited to be joining Keith and the team at Digital Writes. Over the year ahead I will be helping with their wonderful mission to encourage reading and writing through the creation of interactive game books: imagined, planned and built by pupils from multiple schools and community groups.
This will be the first time that Flickernet has teamed up with a different organisation in this way:
- providing guidance on the innovative uses of technology to promote learning
- being a part of session delivery
- recording then editing the journey into a video documentary.
This is the first of two environment monitors under preparation to provide real-time data and imagery from two distinct environments: rural and urban.
It will stream information about the air quality including pollutant gases and particulates as well as light / sound and weather data.
Thank you to Grace and the judging panel for PA Consulting, part of Cambridge Network, who sent us an enormous envelope – inside which was a small, but perfectly formed Pico! The judges commented on our project:
“Your objectives, although challenging, show the impact you wish to have. I also like that you see this as an interactive approach and not something that is solved in one go.I hope you keep the development and team spirit going”
Robert from ARM has inspired me with his confidence in the Micro:Bit as a means to create sensors that will support STEM learning. Robert’s experience in seeing physical computing integrated into schemes of work encourages me to explore this avenue.
Our thanks to Marcus and the team at Newbury Code Ninjas who has kindly offered to share the CAS Raspberry Pi AstroPi set with us. We look forward to comparing notes on what these Raspberry Pi units end up being part of!
Delighted and excited to be offering App-building for Key Stage 3 pupils with a new after-school club.
goIT is an internationally recognised initiative to inspire young people to learn to develop their own solutions in the context of the UN Global Goals. We will be using MIT AppCreator as well as following the goIT design development principles.