Kids Conference Results – Hawking Table & the T in STEM

IMG_20140624_121227On our table the topic was the T in STEM – technology. We think that technology is becoming way more important in school and with coding and computing being in the news a lot. We discussed how our schools and labs used technology and which hardware and software were good or bad.
Some of us mentioned that we liked Scratch from MIT. Both Irchester and Gillespie run CodeClubs and are used to using Scratch. It is easy for beginners and young children. Irchester spoke about using python and html coding but Alessandro said that they thought it was boring. So, we introduced Alessandro to Ashton one of our top coders and they spent lunchtime playing with Python, using the Raspberry Pis that we have and guess what!? Alessandro said it was actually fun! We recommended that Dovecote start a CodeClub and that Gillespie buy some Raspberry Pis. Gillespie told us all about the 3D printer that they had. They used it for some very interesting work and said it was a fun lesson and so we think that we might try get one too.

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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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