The new coding and robotics subject is aimed at guiding and preparing learners to solve problems, think critically, work collaboratively and creatively, and function in a digital and information-driven world. But how are you, the teacher, coping? Are you feeling lost when the term “coding and robotics” is used? Attend this popular workshop and get the uncertainty out of the way.
Date: 28 September 2021
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
ENGINEERING/DESIGN PROCESS IN CODING AND ROBOTICS
When teaching the robotics and coding curriculum, the Engineering Design Process (Investigate, Design, Make, Evaluate, Communicate – IDMEC) forms the backbone of the subject and should be used to structure the delivery of all learning aims.
It is with great pleasure that we are welcoming Head Start Education as the latest member of ADESSA.
Head Start Education serves as the Gateway to Africa for the leading education companies from around the world and also helps distribute some of the leading education products in South Africa.
Head Start has an E-school solution where they have the best education providers from around the world and in South Africa as part of a “Netflix for Education” solution. The product and catalogue contains over 20 000 activities, games, and videos from ages 2-18, covering all subjects from STEM, literacy, multiple intelligences, brain-training, etc.
Head Start also has a first of its kind, online coding school for kids and adults.
Wonder Workshop’s CleverBots teach kids to code while playing and having fun. With free apps available for iOS and Android devices and Chrome. Wonder Workshop offers a unique educational platform providing fun to girls and boys from age 6+.
A witty, entertaining robot with four hero avatars & enhanced AI that takes personality, interactive communication, and programming to a new level. Designed for kids 11yr +
Dash is smart enough to respond to voices and sounds and Dash can dance and sing, which makes for a fun and interactive learning experience for kids. Designed for kids 6yr +
Small but mighty, Dot is Dash’s companion, and quite a brainy little robot on its own. Dot comes with several built-in games, such as Magic Dot Ball, Dot of Music, and Light Sword. Using our free apps, Wonder and Blockly, students can create more than 100 games. Plus, with its IR-sensors, Dot can sense and even control Dash! Designed for kids 6yr +
Today we are featuring another one of ADESSA’s long-time
esteemed members, 2Simple.
2Simple South Africa was established over a decade ago to supply schools with educational software and has kept up with the demand by changing with the times. The humble beginnings of supplying offline typing programs to schools around Gauteng has grown into the incredible base of schools all over South Africa today that make use of an online suite, Purple Mash.
The programs range from puzzles, paint projects and games for 5 year olds, all the way to coding, 3D designing and mind-mapping for children at the very end of their primary school careers. Purple Mash is an ever growing and expanding selection of programmes. Mini Mash for pre-school users has recently been launched.
As a company, 2Simples strongly believe in teacher support and is always available for training on the latest updates or for giving advice on how to implement the programs in a classroom setting.
Feedback, such as the following from Rivonia Primary, is often received:
Rivonia Primary have used the Purple Mash and 2Simple products since the beginning of 2016. From the outset, their staff’s attitude to assisting and training us was fantastic and made the Rivonia staff feel very comfortable in the use of the many different options the programmes offer.
Our main motivation and purpose was to introduce coding to the children and get them to enjoy being creative. We have built a lesson into our timetable so that the children can use the suite exclusively, and have found that there are so many other exciting and pertinent skills that the product can offer the children, and they cannot wait to explore new skills in a safe cyber space each week!
If you’d like to know more or see a Purple Mash demo at your school, you can contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 656 8847.