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The Drones are coming!

June 17th, 2015 Posted by education, Industry Focus, News No Comment yet

Since the launch of the New Primary Curriculum in 2014 it has redefined the way pupils are taught the use of technology.

Ipad controlled drone for the IT CurriculumComputing revolves around how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.

After the success of our Summer Term Workshops, we are busy planning the schedule for the new school year in September. PlanIT Primary are delighted to offer fantastic computing opportunities to your pupils!

You don’t need to have the equipment, or the qualified member of staff to teach it, all you need to do is provide us with a workspace, we will provide the rest!

These workshops are an engaging way for pupils to be taught valuable computing skills by a qualified teacher, while also using top technology!

Workshops

  • Drone Programmer (Half day/Full day) – During the sessions, the pupils will be set a variety of fun, engaging tasks using coding on our drones and iPads. We will teach your pupils the art of programming – they will learn the basics of code, using tech that they can see live, whilst making sense of how coding works!
  • Pro Animator (Full day) – We can tailor this workshop to fit around any topic you are doing! Using your topic, we will work with pupils to create ‘stop animation’ videos, add background music and voiceovers. By the end of the day you will have a great product to share with parents.
  • Game Maker (Full day) – Ever wanted to create your own computer game? Using Chromebooks and Scratch, we will work with your children to show them how to build their own computer game. A fantastic opportunity to demonstrate those hard to teach skills.
  • Future Inventors (Half day) – A great way to introduce your pupils to creating circuits and basic programming using our littleBits kit, this workshop enables them then to create their own inventions.
  • Apprentice Inventors (Full day) – Does your school have the future Tim Dyson? During this day, pupils will work in groups to create an electronic product using our littleBits kit, film an advert and write a pitch! A fantastic way to combine computing, science and literacy.