Recommended Classroom Hours: 12-15
Assessments: Available in Course
Teacher PD Flyer -Digital Technologies Curriculum Links
Let’s enrich your regular teaching with some lively coded applications written in Scratch. Scratch is an easy to learn, block-based programming language initially created by MIT Media Lab for primary schools. Scratch works by clicking together colour-coded blocks which effortlessly create computer programs without the tedious need for precise syntax.
In this module you will learn how to create lists and then use these lists as quizzes for your students. Then you will learn how to make these list quizzes more interactive with images. Finally you will learn how to create interactive maps that use animations and sound effects as well as general quiz programs.
Sanjin combines his passion for teaching and education with an in-depth understanding of a vast array of technologies. He graduated in 2007 from The Australian National University, majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision. He has a unique ability to adapt various engineering concepts into hands on classroom activities and teach everything from Scratch, Python, Arduino to Raspberry Pi to very young audiences. His role with Techxellent centres around doing this on a larger scale in an easy to follow ‘progression model’ which imbues students with a new mindset required for innovation and analytical thinking. In 2016 his goal is to raise the bar in student engagement with programming and robotics by enabling students to communicate with computers much like they do with their friends— using facial expressions and hand gestures.