Joseph’s also entered a team for the Robocup Soccer competition held at the UQ
earlier this month. The team of four Year
6 students had spent months prior to the competition building and programming
two EV3 Lego Mindstorm Robots. The programming involved was very complex and the
team learnt a lot about problem solving through the process. In this competition, the St Joseph’s team
competed against Year 10 and 11 students and won two of their six games.
Joseph’s Bardon S.T.E.M. is being integrated in an exciting way throughout the
school. Thanks to a partnership with the
University of Queensland and being successful in obtaining the Digital
Technologies grant from the federal government awarded earlier this year, an
ICT collaborative is underway. The
emphasis of the collaborative is to build teacher capacity in the various
strands of the Digital Technologies Curriculum such as Design Thinking,
Computational Thinking and Systems Thinking.
These are incorporated through rich tasks often unplugged. The use of technologies is then used within
the classroom to support various subject areas.