Kate was taking part in Tech Week this month, which is a week long event to promote IT and technology to children and students when they go to third level education. She had to take a tech selfie, answer IT surveys and complete quizzes on modern technology all week long.
One of the coolest things was learning how to use the free programming language, Scratch. With this programme, people (especially kids!) can design games, animations, quizzes, music videos - ANYTHING they can think of with their imagination. Because we only had a few weeks, Kate started with some games that seem "simple", but when you look at them, check out all the programming that goes inside to make the games work! It's actually very complicated!
Kate's activities were registered as an event for Tech Week, and we wish her all the best having her entries and surveys considered in the competition! We look forward to playing many more games created by her!
After reading the story from Aesop's Fables about this very clever crow, we decided to do our own experiment to see if the crow was right. We filled a jar with water up to a line, then we added loads and loads of counters to see if the water level would go up... and it did! The clever crow was right when he figured out how to get a drink!
In our room, Kate is taking charge of our Tech Week participation for 2016. She is learning to use Scratch programming, and has already created several games and animations.
To find out more about Tech Week for primary and older kids, go to the website www.techweek.ie and have a look around. We will be linking Kate's games and animations on this page from next week.
A record of our activities in the Resource room!
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