In was an amazing time to see how the students showed their skills in Digital Literacy through creative play during the 2018 Makers’ Fest.
The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was graced by Chinese International School Manila President and Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Ms. Felicia Atienza; Head of Schools,
Mr. Timothy Boulton and the Student Council President.
The Grade 4 students brought their guests to different parts of the world, and even to outer space with the use of Green Screen.
Our Grade 5 students amazed the booth goers with their skills in Scratch and Makey-Makey. Various games were created based on different subjects such as Math, English, P.E., and Mandarin.
This year, for Middle School and High School levels, those enrolled in our Elective classes got the chance to participate in Makers’ Fest. There were two classes then. One was Virtual reality, which used the CoSpaces platform while the other one was Robotics which used LEGO Mindstorms NXT.
Based on the CoSpaces website, “it is an intuitive educational technology enabling students and teachers to easily build their own 3D creations, animate them with code and explore them in Virtual reality.”
Students created a maze game based on their chosen theme such as Harry Potter’s Quidditch, Donkey Kong and Jumanji. Here are some of their creations:
The next feature in the Makers Fest is the use of the LEGO Mindstorm NXT which has a programmable brick, sensors, LEGO elements, and so much more. This engaged the students in Computer Science, Math, Technology and Engineering.
The Robotics students solved the Trash Trek missions, putting their creative solutions and Robotics skills to the test. Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT, the students solved Mission 05 Careers, M07 Cleanup, M10 Demolition, M09 Salvage, and M11 Purchasing Decisions.
The other class focused on basic challenges, movements and builds.
We hope you enjoyed our blog and please stay tuned for the next Makers’ Fest in 2019!