Carrum PS hosted the inaugural Northern Peninsula Digitech Conference on 10 November 2016. Over 150 students and teachers from 21 neighbouring schools experienced student coordinated ‘Kids Teaching Kids’ workshops on Robotics, Minecraft, Gamemaker, Stop-Motion Animation, Coding using Hopscotch, Scratch and Code Studio, Raspberry Pi demonstrations, Radio Carrum, Designing for 3D Printing, Game Creation with Bloxels, Kahootz 3D game making and development, App Development with Touch Develop.
We also listened to a Keynote Address by Bec Spink (Asst. Principal at Aitken Creek PS, Vice President-Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria, Co-Founder ‘Code The Future’), discovered the new Minecraft Education Edition with Trent Ray (Microsoft Teacher Ambassador), explored 3D Printing and experienced ‘hands on’ activities using a wide selection of robotics.
In 2017, over 200 students from 20 schools attended the Conference. The program featured:
– Microsoft HoloLens with Trent Ray (Microsoft Learning Consultant)
– Self-guided game making with Code Camp
– ‘hands on’ activities using a wide selection of Robotics and 3D Printers supplied by Modern Teaching Aids
– ‘hands on’ action in a variety of workshops conducted by Students, showcasing great Digitech activities. Workshop sessions include: Mindstorms EV3 programming, Scratch Gaming Arcade, Sphero Programming, mBot Programming, RoboCup Junior (robot dancing), Blue-Bots (programming by Prep Students), Micro: bit programming, Raspberry Pi demonstrations, Augmented Reality with Aurasma, App Making with Code.Org, Explain Everything App creation, Restart Project: re-cycling RC Cars & Laptops, Create Virtual School Tours with Google My Maps, Drone programming, Touch Cast (video making with Green Screen), LittleBits electronic experiments.
Digitech Conference is a Free Event for schools, developed by the Northern Peninsula Digital Technology Teachers Network.