Bloxels

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Digital Technology, eSmart, Year 6 | Posted on June 30, 2017

The ICT eSmart Team are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a class set of Bloxels.

I asked 6S students what they thought of bloxels and here are some of the responses:

Loki – ‘It puts your creative mind to work. I love it!’

Blake – ‘It really gets your mind thinking of what to do, it gets your critical mind working. I have no words to say how much I like Bloxels it’s too good.’

Zack – ‘They’re amazing, I love using them.’

Matty – ‘I like it because I get to make games.’

Gloria – ‘It is very creative. It’s hard to find words to say how much I like it, it’s fantastic.’

Harshita – ‘I think it’s really good because you get to create your own video game. It’s really fun to use!’

Braydan – ‘I love the way you have free choice to create whatever you feel like. It’s fun because you get to build your own creations and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, you get to make what you like.’

Sam – ‘It’s really fun and creative.’

James – ‘Bloxels are my favourite, because it makes me really happy to use, it is so much fun.’

Press play to see some year 6 students using Bloxels for the first time.

Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. They enable students to build, capture, design, play and share their very own video games.

Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles through the games they create.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Bloxels please visit http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com

Thankyou for the voluntary contributions

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on June 21, 2016

We are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a set of Spheros – app controlled robotic balls. 

Spheros allow students to play, learn and explore the amazing world of robotics, while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles.

Thanks to your help we now have more resources to build these skills that will be vital to our future, in an ever evolving digital world.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Spheros please visit http://www.sphero.com/sphero

Thank you again for your generosity,

Nathan Cuthbertson

Leading Teacher – ICT, Assessment and Reporting

Spheros are a great way to learn how to write computer code. You don’t need to know much about coding but a little bit of knowledge can help. Good places to learn are websites that teach you how, like www.code.org , Scratch and Tynker.

Sphero’s are great for learning loads of different skills such as using trial and error, angles, understanding time, speed and distance. It is a fantastic tool for building team work and problem solving skills. You quickly learn instruction and coding vocabulary to make the Sphero move how you want it to. We think that using Sphero’s is really fun and they are awesome to play with, learning is just a bonus!

By Tristan and Ashley (eSmart team)

Effort is important

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Posted by tristan_esmart | Posted in effort, eSmart, Year 4 | Posted on May 20, 2016

The year 4’s are working on improving our effort in all our work and everything that we do. This is a picture of the Year 4 effort poster. We use it to help us stay on task and do our best. It is important to use effort so you can learn and bring out the best of yourself.

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Do you have an effort poster in your classroom?

By, Jack and Tristan eSmart

 

Cybersafety

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on November 16, 2015

A new system for reporting cyberbullying by the eSmart Team.

 

Foundation being eSmart

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Posted by jack_esmart | Posted in eSmart | Posted on April 28, 2015

Well done Foundation students on a fantastic job being eSmart!

Here is a picture of Foundation A’s Computer and iPad Safety Agreement that the students have made and signed.

Keep up the good work Foundation 🙂

From Jack – eSmart Leader  🙂

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Hello from the eSmart team

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Posted by Maddy | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on February 26, 2015

We would like to say hi and we are proud to be part of the eSmart Team. Jack and Maddy are the eSmart Leaders and we have reps from classes in Years 3 -6. We’re looking forward to teaching you about technology. We thought we would start by taking a photo to remind everyone to be kind to each other if you are face to face or online.

Do you have any tips for being safe online?

If so please post a comment below sharing your tips. 🙂

Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil, Post no evil

Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil, Post no evil

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