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The end of the 2010 school year! December 10, 2010

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NSW schools are one week from the start of their summer holidays. This year, students will enjoy 6 weeks of holidays!
Already MacICT is planning for our 2011 K-2 Robotics project. Some schools have registered to join, others tuned into an information video conference to hear about our project. The most exciting change is that some schools have Pro-Bots which will be added to the Bee-Bots in our 2011 project.
Bertie and the team from MacICT wish all our friends a great Christmas and a safe and relaxing holiday.
We hope to hear from you in the new year.

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Robots in the K-2 Classroom December 3, 2010

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Great news! We have been formally invited to continue our project into 2011.

During 2010, we received requests for the Pro-Bot to be included.

Happily, I can now announce that the scope of our work in the K-2 classroom will be extended by adding Pro-Bots to our project.

MacICT invites all interested schools using either Bee-Bots or Pro-Bots with students in the early years to join our 2011 robotics project. Details will be discussed during a video conference on Thursday 9th December from 3.30pm (ADST). NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) schools are welcome to join our Information VC. Please contact me directly for VRN, etc: susan.fennell@det.nsw.edu.au

We are aware that our website is being viewed globally, as well as across Australia, and are open to negotiating with these schools and pre-schools.

Our 2011 project will provide NSW DET schools with support delivered face-to-face, through a blog and in regular VCs.

We are confident that the 2011 participating schools will value their new professional learning network.

Hello to our Global Viewers November 8, 2010

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Welcome to all those people who have dropped by our collegial sharepoint.
I’m interested to understand what attracts people to view our Bee-Bots Blog who are not participants in Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Bee-Bots Project.
Who are you?
What do you like about our blog?
Do you have anything to share with our Professional Learning Network?
Have you used the ideas you’ve seen in this blog?
Have you created your own activities which better suit your teaching and learning purposes?
Are you interested in joining in our 2011 Bee-Bots project?
Please share with us, we’d be very interested and appreciative.

Detective BeeBots September 27, 2010

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Detective BeeBot, posted with vodpod

VC Showcase 23rd September 2010 September 23, 2010

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WOW!
MacICT is very pleased with all the boys and girls who attended our Showcase VC today. So many students spoke clearly and interestingly to explain how Bee-Bots have been used in their classrooms.
Your teachers have found and created so many exciting activities – Bertie is very pleased that all his cousins in your schools are having a wonderful time.
Please help your teachers to add more to Bertie’s Blog next term – he’s keen to see all the wonderful things that are happening.

Rosie’s Walk September 23, 2010

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Yeh! I finally posted my videos. Thank you to my fellow blogger msimonteach for steering me in the right direction. The two videos show the children  programming their Bee-Bots to move around the mat, following the same path that Rosie the hen took on her walk.

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Rosie’s Walk, posted with vodpod

 

Rosie’s Walk September 21, 2010

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1st collector for Rosie’s Walk
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Detective BeeBot September 21, 2010

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Designing the Detective BeeBot mat.

The topic for the Detective BeeBOt game was animals. We read the clue cards then drew the pictures that responded to the clues.

Bee bot hideaway September 19, 2010

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Soon its going to be the school holidays and we thought the bee bots might like a cosy home to stay while we’re away. So we decided to make our bee bots a shelter. The children designed their own shelter first by drawing a labelled diagram. Then they were given a variety of materials to create their shelter. This is what they came up with!

Computer Lab September 19, 2010

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Once a week our class get to go to the computer lab to use the computers. After we got the hang of the real bee bots we started to use the bee bot software. We found it takes a little getting used to because you have to be able to visualise where the bee bot will turn. Practicing as a whole class on the Interactive white board really helped.