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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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City Planning in Minecraft

In this session pupils work collaboratively to design and build their own Minecraft city, incorporating geographical and historical knowledge about real-life architecture as well as applying an understanding of coordinates and directional language.

Having attended this course teachers will...

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calendar Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Raspberry Pi & Minecraft

During this workshop pupils become computer scientists for the day, building Raspberry Pi computers before using the textual programming language Python to hack into one of the world’s most popular computer games: Minecraft.

Having attended this course teachers will...

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calendar Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Lego WeDo Robots

In this session, pupils use Lego Wedo robots to master the art of algorithms. First they carefully and accurately follow a set of instructions in order to successfully build their model. Then they create instructions of their own using Wedo’s programming interface, designed to teach children the basics of programming and debugging. Pupils also discover the ways that motors and sensors can be used and controlled to help electronic devices function.

Having attended this course teachers will...

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