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February 2, 2024
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Scratching with P1-2

On Wednesday the Biggies went to Primary 1-2 to teach them a little about ScratchJr. This is a programming app for younger users. The Biggies have experience with coding with Scratch itself, micro:bits and Arcade. Both ethe Biggies and the P1-2 workeked really hard and had a ton of fun. Some of the Biggies wrote … Continue reading “Scratching with P1-2” Continue reading

November 10, 2023
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Arcade Fun

Yesterday the class joined in with the Create-a-long session broadcast in Teams by Digital NL and Education Scotland as part of #CSScotland23. We had a bit of bother with the sound, so had get caught up this morning. The session showed how to make a simple maze game with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade. The class changed … Continue reading “Arcade Fun” Continue reading

August 14, 2020
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Vedic Square Experiments

Over the last couple of days we have been learning about Vedic squares. We started by making a times table square and then working out the digital root of each answer to get a vedic square. When the experimented with the patterns made on the squares. Next we repeated the square using numbers on our … Continue reading “Vedic Square Experiments” Continue reading

January 31, 2020
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The Bantiraptors

A week ago we looked at the poem Sweetieraptors which as a lot of Scot’s words and is great fun. The biggies wrote their own verses, being careful to rhyme and follow the rhythm of the original. We put together the movie to show our poems. Each pupil made a keynote slide to cary the text and … Continue reading “The Bantiraptors” Continue reading

December 11, 2019
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Christmas Art 2019

A while back the Biggies created some Christmas Art on their iPads for the NLC Christmas Art Competition. We had a Winner. But here are all our entries. The Class are getting really skilful at using the Brushes App for painting. Many show great understanding of layers and how to use them. Continue reading

October 31, 2019
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Halloween Costumes Plus

Last week we had our Banton Halloween Party. The costumes showed some great creativity. This week we are adding some digital creativity too. We took pictures of the pupils in front of a green screen, the class used their picture in Keynote. They removed the green background using the instant alpha feature  and added a … Continue reading “Halloween Costumes Plus” Continue reading

August 30, 2019
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Biggy Monsters

We were learning to animate in keynote. We practised grouping and layering. We applied gradients and colours. We used our imagination. There was a lot to take in and we had you use our listening skills. We used templates from @wrightinteract, from their great site. Click the images to see them full-sized:   Continue reading

June 25, 2019
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Robot Microbit Guitar Music

We have been working on out Micro:bit guitar project. We started by Hacking our headphones to work with the micro:bits Microbit Guitars We made guitars with our artist skills and programmed the micro:bits to react to light and acceleration to make ‘Music” Micro:bit guitars part 2 We then make Robot masks, and video or still … Continue reading “Robot Microbit Guitar Music” Continue reading

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