The College's IT Angels, a group which enjoys learning about technology and provides to support to students and teachers, was thrown a challenge at the end of term. After being provided with a range of robots, Virtual Reality headsets, apps, coding circuits, a Minecraft world, Augmented reality, 3D design apps and other electronic circuitry they were asked to turn up to the Pop Up MakerSpace with something to show and share with fellow students and teachers. The activities all related to STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Director of Learning Technology, Paul Reid said part of developing students that are future ready, means encouraging them to make connections to their own interests and to bridge their links between different contents areas through project that excite and engage. The students certainly delivered, providing a range of exciting activities including programmable robots, printing 3D bracelets, a celery piano, a virtual heart, Virtual tours through the human nervous system and much more.
Providing activities like this empowers students, encourages teamwork and critical thinking, cultivates creativity and innovation, and promotes student engagement.