Art and Design

calendar Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Robot Orchestra Maker Day

In this workshop pupils extend their knowledge of circuits by designing, building and programming their own electronic orchestra. They get the chance to try the BBC’s smart new electronic device, the Micro:bit, thanks to our partnership in the BBC’s Make It Digital initiative.

 

These workshops are offered in the following weeks only: Monday 17 – Friday 21 October and Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 May.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • Check out the Teachers and Parents section on the Micro:bit website (even without a real-life Microbit you can use the simulator to test programs)
  • Take a look at the Makey Makey - a simple, fun and versatile to get creative with circuits
  • Take a look at the Makey Makey - a simple, fun and versatile to get creative with circuits
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calendar Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Games Design with 2Simple’s 2DIY

In this workshop we invite pupils to become games developers as they discover exactly what makes a good computer game. We then use 2Simple’s 2DIY software to enable pupils to put their ideas into practice and create their very own 3D maze game.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • Find whether your school has a subscription to Purple Mash, and if so check out the many other tools it has to offer
  • Try using iPad apps like Sketch Nation or Scratch Jr to give your pupils access to a whole range of ways to program and create
  • For a tech-free alternative, invite pupils to design their own board game and to explain how to play it
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