Forward Centre @BoltonSICT

IMG_2149News is continues to spread to our schools here in Bolton, regarding our computing trip. This time is was the turn of The Forward Centre to come to our training centre.

Using Lego WeDo kits, to build the Goalkeeper, programmed it. The children soon discovered why changing the speed was important – slower for  Mrs Lyons so she could score a goal and  faster when it was Mr Mills turn!

A Full Day of Computer Science

IMG_2034Today saw the third class visits from one of local schools – it was the turn of the year 4 class. They had a day packed full of learning – using Lego to build robots and then program them using WeDo software.

They then used ScratchJr to storyboard their own games – the teachers really liked this app and can’t wait to used it back in school. We finally finished the day with a session using 2Code on their schools Purplemash site.

Lots of learning as you can see from the Animoto video below.

A day of Lego & Purplemash

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Today saw the second class visits from one of local schools – it was the turn of the year 3 class. They had a day packed full of learning – using Lego to build robots and then program them using WeDo software.

In the afternoon they used Purplemash linking to their literacy theme – Traditional tales – today we asked the question :

Witch or Wizard, which are you?

They design shelves full of potions, Spooky castles and the highlight was using the MashCams to speech and record their voices as their character!

Lego let loose @BoltonSICT

News is spreading through our schools here in Bolton, regarding our computing trip. This time is was the turn of St Maxentius school to come to our training centre.

They spent the day using the Lego software WeDo, they used the ipads to record their learning. In the afternoon a small group were chosen to work with Mr Mills using the LEGO Mindstorm – just opening the box looked complicated!  Here is a video of some of the highlights:

Fab, fun day of learning

Over then next few months we are going to be having regular visits from one of local schools – the first class to visit was their imageyear 2 class. They had a day packed full of learning – using Lego to build robots and then program them using WeDo software. In the afternoon the ipads were out, they used purplemash to create out rainforest creepy crawlies,  learnt how to search and save images safely and then used the app – Book Creator .

If you were on this trip,  we would love to hear your comments from the day

Our Computing School Trip

Today saw the first school computing trip to Bolton Schools ICT Centre.

St Osmund & Andrew School came for a whole day  of computing activities. In the morning children worked in pairs building Lego robots and then used the computer to program the robot. In the afternoon there were two activities –  using specific control and programming apps on the ipads –  Bee-Bot, LightBot, Kodable and the new Scratch Jr. The other activity was to use new log in details to PurpleMash and again concentrating on developing their programming skills the children used the program – 2Code.

It was a long day but before the children knew it, it was time to go home, you can see fro the video it was a fun packed learning day !

If you attended this day, it would be great if you could share what you enjoyed and learnt from your trip .

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