Code the Future at #DigiCon15

Wow! Last Saturday the Code the Future team was lucky enough to attend #DigiCon15, the state conference of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria.

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We ran a day as part of the conference ‘Fringe Festival’ where delegates could drop in and out of our room to learn about who we are and what we do as well as get hands on with some fun bits and pieces.

We were lucky enough to have the very special students from Clifton Hill Primary School come along to share what they have been doing at their school as part of their Code the Future project. Thank you to their amazing teacher Kate Cooper and their parents for bringing them along. It was such a treat having the kids there talking about what they have learnt about coding and watching them explain how to code a game in Bitsbox to the teachers in attendance. We are also lucky to have one of Code the Future’s volunteer developers, David Kemp in attendance. Check out the video below to see what has been happening at Clifton Hill with their project.

Our aim for the day was to share how easy it is to get involved with Code the Future and illustrate how great it is to have developers and teachers working side by side to to get more and more students in schools learning how to code. We had all sorts of fun stuff for teachers to play with and learn about including Makey Makeys, Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop, Arduinos, Beebots and Bitsbox. It was so great to see them have a go, experimenting and taking risks (a key theme from the conference).

We’d love to see more teachers getting involved with Code the Future. See what other schools are doing here and don’t forget to add your own project!

Check out the Storify below to catch up on our action packed day.

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