This presentation will cover basic orientation and the coding fundamentals that are particularly easily taught using micro:bit at grade 9 and 10 levels, including a number of coding only and electronics projects that micro:bit could be used for. Also a small analysis of pros and cons and comparing micro:bit to Arduino as an IC platform choice. A handful of micro:bit boards would be available to play with. Bring your laptop!
A hands-on workshop where participants can explore coding, robotics and space content using Mission on the Moon modules available in English and French. The modules were developed with the aim to deliver lunar rover and space themed STEM programming for Canadian youth in Grades 6 to 9.
We will introduce this 6 module free resource and educator guide with the use of BBC Micro:bits and K8 robots.
Mission on the moon is a collaborative project between Laurier ‘s Faculty of Education and Inksmith, supported by a contribution agreement with the Canadian Space Agency.
Target Grades: 4-12
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but what if the picture came to life? What if we could add even more information with digital layers of audio, video and more. Come join us to hear about our experiment so far, explore the digital tools and workflow. Together let’s discuss the possibilities across the curriculum to capture the depth of student understanding.
Target Grades: 4-8
We have developed and run a STEAM program integrating science, programming, English, art, math and geography for grade 9 students at Brampton Centennial Secondary School. We will share our hands-on collaborative integrated projects, successful activities and developmental suggestions.
Target Grades: 7-12
Beyond using artificial intelligence (AI), understanding the concepts can be a valuable step in the educational process and to inspire further investigation. By using microlearning, the Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) at the University of Guelph hopes to deliver a novel method of explaining foundational concepts for a broad high school audience. With microlearning, the approach is designed to provide learner driven pacing and continuous assessments of knowledge and confidence to build further understanding of AI related concepts.
Target Grades: 9-12
This talk will give a walkthrough on how to use the platforms of code.org and Coding Rooms. Some other online courses that protect student privacy will be discussed, including repl.it. The talk will discuss the pros and cons of using pre-made courses. I will show samples of lessons and supplementary materials, and show samples of student work created with no prior programming knowledge. A discussion to compare other platforms is welcome.
Target Grades: 9-12