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Making a little drawing robot from scrap to implement digital competency in the classroom

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This workshop is led by an artist and educator who specialises in creative technologies.

In this hands-on session, you will first make a doodle bot, a fully functional small drawing machine using found and cheap materials.

You will then work with a Microbit, an educational programmable device that can be used for a wide range of projects. The Microbit was commissioned by the BBC with the aim of encouraging more young people to learn STEAM skills. The device has been designed with a focus on ease of access, robustness and playability. 1 million units have been given to schools throughout the UK, there might be a box of them in a cupboard in your school!

You will learn how to get started with the Microbit and how to use the online programming environment for the device. You will create a program to control the Microbit’s built-in LEDs and an external speaker. Paul Granjon will show you how, with a few additional components, the Microbit and the doodle bot you have made can be merged so as to become a programmable doodle machine.

The session will finish with an open dialogue where you can discuss your needs, ask and suggest ideas, enquire about technical aspects or how to implement in the classroom the techniques you have learned.

Who should attend

Teachers, artists and educators who are interested in delivering activities based on creative technologies to teach aspects of digital competency and or numeracy. We aim to demonstrate how accessible, affordable and fun educational activities that involve current technologies and DIY methods can be. Although primarily aimed at beginners, participants with intermediary skills in programming or electronics might find the overall approach to digital competency inspirational.

The Arts and Education Network: South East Wales' masterclasses and workshops are open to teachers or cultural educators who work, or artists that live, in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen.

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Paul Granjon is an artist working with creative technologies as his medium of choice, as other artists might choose paint or wood. For the past twenty years he has made humorous machines for exhibitions and performances worldwide. His work raises questions on our relation to technology. Paul also runs workshops where the participants improvise with electronic waste and cutting edge electronics to make interactive sculptures. He teaches on the Fine-Art course in Cardiff School of Art and Design and has lead a project in the Lead Creative schools scheme.

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We Pay For Cover

To help teachers take advantage of our professional development opportunites, the Arts and Education Network: South East Wales can contribute up to £100 towards the cost of supply cover.

Lunch is provided.


Pwy sy’n cael mynychu?

Mae gweithdai a dosbarthiadau meistr Rhwydwaith Celfyddydau ac Addysg: De Ddwyrain Cymru yn agored i athrawon neu addysgwyr diwylliannol sy’n gweithio, neu artistiaid sy’n byw, ym Mlaenau Gwent, Caerffili, Sir Fynwy, Casnewydd neu Torfaen.

Rydym yn talu am athrawon cyflenwi

Er mwyn cynorthwyo athrawon i fanteisio ar ein cyfleoedd i ddatblygu’n broffesiynol, gall Rhwydwaith Celfyddydau ac Addysg: De Ddwyrain Cymru gyfrannu hyd at £100 tuag at gostau cyflenwi.

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