Our students have been taking part in our new after school Computer Club initiative. Our Computer Club takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3pm – 4pm and is currently open to students in the Senior room.
During the first term the students have been exploring learning about Computer Science through the Google CS First online programme. The programme is split into themes, ranging from Fashion Design to Game Design and Animation. Using laptops and headphones the students follow online video tutorials in order to create short programmes.
While learning programming skills the students are also exposed to higher order mathematical concepts including loops, if-then statements and variables. Students also practice Computational Thinking skills including Algorithmic thinking and debugging, which is very essential when their programmes go wrong.
During term two and term three, once the students have developed their technology literacy using Scratch we will move towards knowledge construction and knowledge creation by introducing new technologies such as ‘Makey Makeys’, ‘LegoWedo’ and ‘Microbits’.