See main gist of today’s tour presentation here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0LlWBc4_vDkM3JLcTgzS1Q4NHM/view?usp=sharing
Our other Makerspace site https://allhallowsschoollibrary.com/category/cre8-lab/
The main discussion was around girls losing interest in technology around 12 years old, and whether technology should be a stand-alone subject or integrated or about how multidisciplinary approaches might work. I was proud that at our school we are implementing/trialling futures-oriented programs, even though it is evolving, and at least our students have extensive opportunities to experience digital and design technologies, trans-disciplinary thinking and problem solving and STEAM/ STEAM thinking. The favourite technologies that teachers seemed to gravitate to today were drones (Parrot mini drones) and Augmented Reality: quiver, Guinness Books of Records 2015, iDinosaur and Anomoly AR.
My ACCE2016 storify https://storify.com/anneticipation/acce2016-57f1a343dd64855f5fdfc63e
Words for “I’ll code it for you” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i-sIQed7o-WEvAmPSliMpXkbHbABnA0UlgPdyQAfrRw/edit#
QSITE storify from conference https://storify.com/qsite/the-qsite-twitter-feed-during-acce2016-conference
Below are images from the makerspace visit; does not include images of 3D printers, charging facilities or food garden that were also visited on the day.