FOUR GREAT 1/2 DAY WORKSHOPS in May, BRISTOL UK

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04/04/2018
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26/04/2018

FOUR GREAT 1/2 DAY WORKSHOPS in May, BRISTOL UK

Four very exciting workshops are coming up in May. I’ve manage to negotiate some great freebies to be included for each workshop. Link to registration is under each course, all courses are under £70 . Please note spaces are limited for each course.

WORKSHOP ONE

iBEACON WORKSHOP – includes free iBeacon  27th June 09.00 – 12.00

Ready to introduce iBeacons into your school or classroom? This workshop shows you how!

This workshop is for iPad users (Laptop users may wish to also bring these also, PC or Mac) – NB places are strictly limited at this venue!

Who should attend?

Teachers interested in engaging their students with a new resource that will enable them to engage their students in any curriculum area with an extensive range of media.

iBeacons are an affordable and versatile resource creating multi-media, location dependant experiences for your students. iBeacons trigger content to appear in your students’ iPads depending on their proximity to the beacons. What that content is, is predetermined by YOU.

What will be covered?

This workshop will:

  • Explain how beacons work (in a non-techy way) – iBeacons are simple to set up and use!
  • Show you how to set up an iBeacon with your iPad and / or Mac
  • Show you how to create your own interactive resource for your classroom with the free Locly Sandbox app (link below)
  • Show you how to add interactive widgets to your beacon projects
  • Show you how to share your projects with other teachers
  • Demonstrate a wide range of uses for iBeacons in the classroom

LINK TO REGISTER FOR EVENT

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WORKSHOP TWO

Virtual Reality and AR WORKSHOP – includes free  MERGE CUBE AND NEARPOD HEADSET 27th June 12.30 – 15.30 

AUGMENT YOUR LESSONS AND BREAK DOWN THE WALLS OF YOUR CLASSROOM (virtually of course!)

AR and VR offer exciting possibilities for the classroom and are being embraced worldwide as an engaging resource for students at all ages and levels. While this area of technology has literally exploded in the last 12 months many of us have been using AR and VR for some years.

This workshop focuses on usable and affordable uses of AR and VR (in most cases FREE) for your classroom from Google Expeditions to the latest AR developments with Merge cube, and most importantly how to integrate them successfully into your classroom to augment and stimulate your learning environment.

The workshop will include support materials and lesson ideas from using HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) to Blippar to some of the more recent developments with AR and Apple’s AR kit. The workshop is designed to work on older iPads (from iPad 4 through to iPad Pro).

LINK TO REGISTER FOR EVENT

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WORKSHOP THREE

Programming the BBC MicroBit from your iPad Includes BBC Microbit 28th June 09.00 – 12.00

PLEASE NOTE PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED ON THIS HALF DAY COURSE

If you’ve got a Micro:Bit and want to know how to use it with your class iPads, or want to know more about this amazing micro computer this is the course for you!

Did you know that you can code a BBC micro:bit using Blocks, JavaScript, and Python?

The BBC micro:bit is the spiritual successor of the BBC Micro of the 1980s, which itself introduced a generation of children to computing. The BBC micro:bit carries on this 30 year tradition and does it 18 times faster and is 70 times smaller than its predecessor.

Based around a 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the BBC micro:bit also features on board accelerometer and compass sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons and it can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 21-pin edge connector.

What does the course cover?

This action packed course covers:

– Setting up a micro:bit to work with your iPad

– learning to programme the micro:bit through a series of projects using Blocks, JavaScript, and Python on your iPad

– ‘flashing’ your programmes to your micro:bit

– connecting your micro:bit to servo motors and external devices

– exploring your first maker space projects. Maker kits will be provided for this.

LINK TO REGISTER FOR EVENT

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WORKSHOP FOUR

The complete Swift Playgrounds Course! Includes Free Sphero Edu 28th June 12.30 – 15.30

This half day workshop is designed for teachers wishing to gain a thorough working knowledge of:

  • Swift Playgrounds on iPad
  • Swift Playgrounds resources to suppport your coding curriculum
  • The full range of accessories for Swift Playgrounds
    • Sphero SPRK+
    • Parrot Mambo
    • Skoog Instrument
    • Mekamon
    • Little Bits Droid Workshop
    • Lego mindstorms
    • UBTech Jimu Robots
    • TJBot by IBM
    • Wonder Workshop Dash

As part of the workshop you will gain an overview of all three SPG units and what they cover plus a full hands on experience of the prominent accessories for Swift Playgrounds:

LINK TO REGISTER FOR EVENT 

 

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