Connect With Distance Day (CWDD) in Term 3 featured STEM activities in the usage of robotics and circuits. This was a direct result of our successful grant application last year to gain funding to purchase new technologies to boost our digital technologies curriculum. The day was a huge success with students working collaboratively to solve real world robotics and circuit problems.
Teams worked through two activities during the event. The first focused on coding Sphero robots to move through a maze. Teams needed to measure out the path the robot would take and then code the commands through an app. The second activity focused on building circuits using Little Bits. During the activity, students made direct connection with the organs of the human body. These also linked to how the circuits of a robot served as an analogy to human systems.
The day served as a model of how students can participate in new and exciting technologies at Distance Education Centre Victoria.