Some of the children in Senior Infants, 3rd and 6th class took part in EU code week.
The children were coding in their pods with Bee Bot floor robots, the Rainforest coding adventure game and using code builder with Minecraft Education.
EU Code Week is a initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.
Take a look at some photos and videos:
The children in 4th class Ms. Walsh have have been working with the Lego WeDo 2.0 materials to develop new ideas to help the environment. They worked in groups to plan, build and present their work.
Take a look at the children presenting their projects in the video below.
The children from 6th class Room 29 worked with our new set of spheros in the HUB today. They used the Sphero EDU app on our new ipads to move and control their spheres!
A Sphero is an interactive, programmable, blue tooth enabled ball. The children drew shape paths for their sphero and controlled it to follow the path. They also worked with our Sphero Map of Ireland to control the ball as it travelled to different destinations on the map. Some fantastic problem-solving and collaboration to be seen!!
The children in Room 5 have been working with Bee Bot floor robots as part of their STEM block. They have learned how to give their robot instructions to follow a maze, explore a village, play snakes and ladders, move from shape to shape and even to to dance!!
The children in Ms. Walker’s 3rd class have been testing out our new ipad set and Blue Bot floor robot set this week. They have been working in groups learning to code their floor robots with the Blue Bot app and mats.
Ms. Moriarty’s 5th class had great fun learning to code using Dance Party on code.org today.
As you all know our Computer/STEM room has undergone a huge revamp over the last few months.
Take a look at the room’s step by step transformation in this video. Our new room is called the HUB!
The children in Ms. Walsh’s 4th class in Room 1 started working with Lego WeDo Science kits this morning.
Look out for their models which include glowing snails, cooling fans, moving satellite and spy robots!! Even Milo the Science Rover makes an appearance! The children built and programmed all their own models in their groups.