Andrew Merrick is a Software Engineer with 15 years of experience in solution architecture and development, and a passion for creativity, thinking ‘out of the box’ and blending hardware, software and design skills into unique solutions and projects. He has worked in a variety of industries including Government, Financial Services, Education and Health & Human Services, and has recently become involved in designing and delivering innovative project-based learning opportunities in the areas of STEM in schools. Catch Andrew at EduTECH, along with Andy Draper, and find out where physical computing with Arduino can take you and your students.
Day 2 @ 14:00
07 | BREAKOUT: Hands-on Application of Coding through Arduino Technology
30 minsJOIN two Andrews and Queenwood School's Year 8 Class in a workshop.
This session introduces an Arduino Nano based project for stage 4, which covers much of the NSW mandatory Digital Technologies section of the NSW Technology stage 4 syllabus for 2019 and beyond. Arduino Nanos are an extremely cost-effective microcontroller and has a huge range of possibilities in the educational realm.
The workshop will be co-presented by the current year 8 Queenwood Coding Elective class, who will be showcasing what they have learned in two one hour lessons per week over one term.
Breakout session participants will receive the full teaching program, links to resources and worksheets, allowing this project to be implemented easily.