We used Plickers in Maths

A chance glance at a twitter post opened up the whole new world of plickers. Testing it out, as is usual, on my Friday class the children soon got to grips with holding up their A5 plicker card in response to either a multiple choice or a true or false maths question. More to follow.

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We programmed the GPIO Christmas trees

After soldering three GPIO Christmas trees (using a Kickstarter project, developed by ‘Pocketmoneytronics’) in a previous session, our Code Clubbers were ready to begin programming them in Python. Pocketmoneytronics had previously posted the Code for the GPIO trees on their blog, which is readily downloadable for use. The children opened up several examples before hacking it and making it their own. Unfortunately due to the excitement, we […]

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We created a GPIO Christmas tree, ready to code with Python on the Raspberry Pi

Wonderfully led by our coding enthusiast, Mr Sone, Clanfield’s Code Cub is beginning to develop their programming in some fascinating ways. After finding GPIO Christmas trees as a Kickstarter project, developed by ‘Pocketmoneytronics’, Mr Sone bought six for the children to construct. Using 7 LEDs and 4 resistors and a hot soldering iron, the children built their trees ready for programming […]

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We were inspired by Alan Peat to write Emotion, comma sentences using Google forms, Tagxedo and Padlet.

As an early morning task, the children were asked to use a QR code to access a Google forms doc via their iPad and submit 10 emotion words. The form can be accessed here: When all the children had responded the response form was pasted into Tagxedo, to create a word cloud. Which was shared with […]

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