Introducing our new team members:
This year the UTB team has continued to grow in numbers and expertise.
Welcome to Karla, Glen and Julia!
SOMETHING we think you'll like...
Coming Soon... Sphero RVR!!!!
Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect video which summarises new technologies and the future of work.
One of our favourite tools for teaching coding in schools is the Sphero SPRK+. You can imagine my excitement when Sphero announced a new product last week: the Sphero RVR. The RVR is a result of a partnership with the king of invention gear, Sparkfun.
The RVR is a departure from Sphero’s ‘ball’ format and will allow students to add extra electronics to the rugged platform as it runs of a Rasberry Pi. It is a very similar concept to the mBot Ranger but seems a lot sleeker and more compact.
The Sphero RVR has just launched on Kickstarter and is expected to be available in October 2019.
Tim tries out the up2 3d printer....
I was fortunate enough to be given an UP2 3D Printer and have been exploring new ways to use this technology.
I stumbled upon the Lithophane technique of printing reliefs which when held up to light create a glowing picture. This is an awesome way to use 3D printers to make something artistic rather than purely functional.
There are lots of great Lithophane, browser-based, converters. One of my favourites is this Image to Lithophane converter.
Tool of the week...
Pop Up for Google Keep
Do you ever just want to take a quick note about something when you’re working with a document or have a website open? Do you work with the Chrome web browser?
The ‘Popup for Keep’ Chrome extension can make this a quick and simple task. Add it to your account and you’re away.
Whenever you want to take a note, click on the extension and the option to take a new note opens up. It then saves in your Keep with all your other notes.
It’s a great productivity tool that helps to keep your thoughts and ideas organised - give it a go. We’re sure you’ll find it useful.
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Professional Development that suits your schedule and interests!
WOW! We're delighted with the feedback we're getting about our online courses! Thanks so much to those of you who have signed up and embraced our courses and the opportunity to grow your skills when and where it suits you!
We have a great range of online courses available, with more coming online soon. This week we released our Introduction to Minecraft Education Edition course. You can read more about this below!
Get together with some colleagues and work through a course together - collaborate, share ideas and encourage each other!
Check out some of the options below!
Featured Online Course...
introduction to minecraft education edition
Looking for a way to engage, inspire, motivate your students while teaching them about computer science, computational thinking and any other curriculum areas your heart desires!
Minecraft Education Edition is an incredible tool that allows you to bring your students into immersive, expansive worlds limited only by your imagination.
Our course will take you from a beginner through to confidently designing lessons for your students within Minecraft!
No prior coding or gaming experience is necessary. Check it out by clicking on the link below!
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