Looking for a guest presenter? Tech-Up staff will come to your group (virtually!) and lead fun activities.
We are excited to offer FREE Tech-Up computational thinking workshops by request. Workshops will include an introduction to computational thinking and synchronized activities for your group. All matched requests will be connected to Tech-Up learning specialists to confirm details including dates and technology requirements.
Tech-Up Activity Kits contains resources for leading offline coding activities (no technology required!). The activity guide walks you through leading activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes.
Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.
Learners will understand the fundamentals of coding and how robots work by programming a virtual bee robot and then getting it to complete a series of challenges. Following the workshop, learners will 'bee' confident to complete further coding challenges independently.
Program a virtual Ozobot through a series of challenges to introduce learners to computational thinking. This workshop will cover basic coding practices, no coding experience is required.
Introduce learners to the basics of Scratch as they work to create an interactive greeting card. This workshop will cover motion, looks, sounds, backdrops and events, providing learners with a solid understanding to begin experimenting with Scratch projects on their own.
This workshop will work to familiarize your group with coding within micro:bit classroom, opening up the opportunity for you to learners to continue exploring with micro:bit.
In this workshop, learners will learn to code a random generator to help them schedule all of their activities and work that needs to get done. It will cover basics, variables, arrays, and input and leaves room for possible further extension. No physical micro:bit required!
In these activities, learners will be introduced to thinking algorithmically which is an essential skill for learning how to code. They will be explore the algorithms of dance, create algorithms to successfully navigate an obstacle course, and examine different algorithms while moving through and acting out a choose your own adventure story.
In these activities, learners will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.