2018 Game and App Challenge

This week students in grade 4-6 begin to design their Games to enter in the 2018 Victorian Schools’ Games and App Challenge.  Looking forward to hearing all about the designs students are set to try out!

 

We start by looking at the history of games!!

Find out more by clicking on the link

 

Victorian Cyber Schools Challenge

Our Coding Extension group had a great day at ACMI last Wednesday attending the 2018 Victorian School Cyber Challenge awards.  We learnt lots about Cyber Security and found out that hacking can also be a good thing and not always bad.

Click on the link below for a report and photos from the event.

http://dayofstem.org/cyber-victoria/highlights-challenge-awards/?utm_source=Day+of+STEM+%20+Volume+21+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Day+Of+Cyber+Newsletter+Volume+02&utm_medium=email 

Nao is the time

Meet the Nao robots!  We are very lucky that Watsonia Library will have these clever robots visiting them in April this year.  During term 1 the grade 4 students will be working hard in coding sessions to create programs for these robots and  on Tuesday April 17th  we will test them out when we visit Watsonia Library.

 

eSmart Week

September 4th to 8th Watsonia Primary School celebrated eSmart week in our coding lessons.

During term 4 we will be introducing some students to Microsoft 365 with their own log ins and emails.  It is important all students gain skills from Prep onwards to learn about how to keep their details safe and what appropriate behaviour is expected when using different products online.

Digital Learning News

 

Watsonia Primary School has just received spectacular news to support our learning in the Digital Investigation Space. In April Miss Noack and the ICT team of Cameron, Jobie, Jayden and Harry submitted an entry to the Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank 2017 “Teachers Initiative Program.” The initiative was to purchase new Robotics equipment called Lego Mindstorms EV3 to extend Programing skills in the grade 5/6 area. Last week we found out we were successful!

This grant is in addition to $5000 the school received after applying for a Federal Government grant which helped fund our new Interactive finger touch Whiteboard and additional resources for our Coding Room.

At our next assembly The Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank will be attending to award a $1000 cheque to our school.

Part of the program involves a popular vote so please vote for the Watsonia Primary School initiative at the link below.  http://campaigns.victeach.com.au/tip/vote.htm

To find out more about our initiative visit.

http://campaigns.victeach.com.au/tip/2017-recipients.htm

 

Welcome to our Digital Investigation Space

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Welcome to the the home of the Digital Investigation Space at Watsonia Primary School.  Here we will be sharing student projects using a variety of digital technologies.

2017 will be filled with computational thinking, programming, creating and sharing our own digital creations using  ipads, robots and laptops.

Term 2 will include an excursion to the Quantum Maths and Science center where we will extend our skills by experiencing their facilities and programs.

Term 3 will include a whole school celebration day where the community can visit to solve problems and discover new things by using digital computing and robotics science technologies.

We look forward to a fantastic year exploring and sharing our work in Digital Technologies!

Watsonia Primary School Staff

 

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