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Innovation

Innovation

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Course: Bright Sparks is a platform that enables students at all year levels with a passion for Technology/Electronics and Innovation, to design and build projects that showcase their ability. This could include, Engineering, Hardware, Software and/or Environmental issues that need a solution, with the best from each of the four areas, sharing in $10,000 worth of fantastic prizes. Contact:Mr Andy Carter When:Competition closes Wednesday 27 September 2017

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Course: Code Avengers teaches you to code apps and websites the gamified way. It provides our students with various interactive online courses that teach the basics of web app development, in a way that makes learning fun and effective. If you want to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript: Code Avengers is for you! Every time you complete an online course you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Contact:Mrs Michelle Gallagher When:Code Avengers is used in all Digital Technology classes

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Course:   Learning to code is an important skill living in a digital age. We want to break the perception that coding is some exceptional skill that only few people can master – Code Club is for everyone and we believe every child can benefit from joining our club as they will learn so much more than how to train their computer to follow their commands. Code Clubs are fun; they give children a sense of accomplishment and encourage big ideas. The projects we offer teach children to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations, and websites. Each term the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imagination to make creative projects. Term 2 we use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term 3 teaches the basics of web development using HTML and CSS. Term 4 teaches Python. We want children to gain skills that are useful to them – not only learning to program, but also learning about computational thinking, problem solving, planning, designing and collaboration. Learning to work in a team to solve real world problems is one of the greatest skills students can leave Code Club with. Contact: Mrs Michelle Gallagher When: Thursday lunchtimes


Course: Imagine a world where nanny-bots look after your children, an ear implant keeps you connected from anywhere and everywhere, and everyone lives in a giant building that combines work, play and home. Problematic? Future Problem Solving students think so. FPS (Future Problem Solving) is a proven programme with an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally. Students are taught skills of creative, critical and ethical thinking within the framework of some of the world’s most significant issues. In small groups of four, students learn to self-regulate their learning as they collaborate with an existing or emerging international issue. They think in futuristic ways to create modern ways to solve problems. Because the students learn to look forwards and identify potential challenges before they come to them, they are more likely to overcome them effectively in real life and deal with them better. The programme is particularly fitting in this climate of innovative change in New Zealand education as it fits the concept of the seamless curriculum, and covers all the essential skills of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. Contact: Mrs Janelle Byers When: Friday lunchtime in O10

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Course: As the only school with a Microsoft Academy on the North Shore, Long Bay College students have the unique opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS). We offer qualifications in all Microsoft Office products. These internationally recognised certifications provide students with real-world technology skills needed to thrive in today’s economy. 29% of tomorrow’s high-growth/high-wage positions will require Microsoft Office and related skills. 86% of hiring managers say that IT certifications are a major priority in evaluating candidates. In addition to the specialist certification, each year the top 6 students in the country are invited to represent New Zealand at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships (all expenses paid). Contact: Mrs Michelle Gallagher When: Microsoft registration is available all year, exams held at the end of each term.

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Course: LBC Robotics, otherwise known as the Loose Bolts Crew, competes in international competitions for VEX EDR robotics. Our members are all enthusiastic about the fields of science, technology, engineering and robotics. Our robots and members attend competitions where the robots challenge other robots for a brief autonomous period and then a driver controlled match of strategy and skill. We meet weekly to perfect our robots’ designs and to work on competition skills. Our club is fortunate to have 3 university mentors, who happen to be former LBC students, from the Auckland University Robotics Association. Contact: Ms Molly Davis & Mr Jonathan Simons When: Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm in O13




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