This term the pupils of 3rd and 4th classes had great fun discovering and exploring Google drawings. Under the themes of Mé Féin and Oíche Shamhna the pupils took pictures using the camera, inserted images from the internet, symbols and text. We discussed how important it is to use copyright free images when producing our own work. These are fun, easy and informative lessons to carry out at any class level. Google drawings was a super tool for integrating subjects, in our lessons we integrating Irish, ICT and Art. Here are some pictures of the pupils fantastic work!
In school we have been making lego robots with Lego WeDo 2.0. The theme has been climate change. We made lego robots such as a flood gate and an electric car. It was great fun.
Over the past few weeks we have been exploring Lego robotics with Mrs. McDonald. We tried to link climate change and lego robotics together, it was fun.
We made robot vehicles and wind turbines that run on battery so there isn’t too much smoke or fumes on the Earth. We also made a water gate to stop rivers and lakes from overflowing with water.
I made a slide show presentation to show you!
We made a lot of things out of lego like Milo the robot, a water-gate, a slug and a windmill. We programmed then to move, change colour, make noise…
I really enjoyed making robots with Lego WeDo and can’t wait until next time!!
Today we travelled to Athlone Institute of Technology and after setting up our stands and devices the showcasing of all our great digital work to date began. Eleven other cluster project groups were also showcasing, so it was a very informative and enjoyable morning. Personnel from the Department of Education, PDST and the inspectorate were also present and spoke with our pupils who demonstrated their technology skills along with oral explanations of what we had completed on our project so far and on what we hope to achieve next. The enthusiasm of the pupils in the room was infectious and it filled everyone with super ideas of different digital technologies we should explore going forward. Following on from our showcasing, the pupils were given a robotics workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed. I would like to thank our school representatives Fiona, Niamh and Dayna who were fantastic today.