This week in tech land: better lego wedo lessons and some motivation

Likelihood of your job being taken over by a robot:

Marita Cheng: jobs girls

Upgraded Lego Wedo Lesson Plans

QSLA PD What I learnt

Tricky activity for teaching binary code:

Galileo boards may be better for us than Raspberry Pi

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Learn code by working back from finished code. Try to change code to see how it works. More at

Girls who code

Sphero lessons



Trotech laser cutter recommended


Scribbling machines

Squishy circuits

Origami light

Set up for makerfaire

This shows the set up for the makerfaire. Station 6 was a bare area at the back of the room bounded by pool noodles for the spheroes, a table for the Mindwaves headset and another table for the augmented reality books with Aurasma triggers on the wall. The data projector was used to put up the group rotations. It was also used to encourage deeper reflection when posting on the forum, by highlighting good posts.

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