Last Thursday a group of College staff participated in the inaugural DISA event, run by the Shire of Southern Grampians. It was a first in so many ways, but led by the fearless Mrs Alana Brown, we put together a plan and negotiated our space and our presentation to demonstrate that we are one school from Early Learning through to VCE.
The event allowed us to demonstrate the work we do in classrooms in terms of coding, working in online environments, collaborating and creating. It was a huge logistical exercise and we realised, yet again, how lucky we are to have proficient and learning focused technical support from Mr Mitchell Clode and Mr Ian Cook.
These are the things we shared:
For a different perspective, this” is from Dougal in Grade 5 (brother of Ned mentioned above):
“How lucky were we! Charlie Hawthorne and I attended the Digital Technologies Hub as students presenting on behalf of the Hamilton and Alexandra College Junior School on Thursday last week. It was a great experience, something I certainly will not forget in a hurry. There were many stalls showcasing technology which included virtual reality and game designing. My personal highlight was definitely the drones. Deakin University had a stall where you got to fly the drones through an obstacle course. If you were skilled enough to complete the course you won a prize – a reusable coffee cup or a drink bottle. We proudly demonstrated the great work that we have been doing in Minecraft and the many different ways that it can be used in the classroom. We all created models and were lucky enough to see them come to life through a 3D printer. I would like to thank Mr Mirtschin and Mrs Simkin for giving us this awesome opportunity and Mrs Brown for taking photos and organising everyone.”
Dougal W Year 5