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Dream equipment list and why?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by Sherbear320, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Sherbear320

    Sherbear320 New commenter


    I am in the lucky position of working in a boys private school setting up a steam program, bias towards computer science!! Years 7 to 13, I have a ridiculous and I mean positive ridiculous budget, I know what I think would be great, but I would like other people's opinions as it is only me to bounce ideas off:

    So far I have looked at
    • Turing Tumble
    • Sphero
    • Nao
    • Potato Pirates
    • VR
    Any and every idea welcomed I want to make the programs I design fun interactive and be able to foster project and problem based learning.

    Thanks for your help

  2. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    I had not heard of any of the products mentioned - probably because they are fairly new but if you ignore the $100 price tag for a few dozen bits of moulded plastic - the Turing Tumble looks like an interesting way to introduce logic / binary and potentially coding. I bet someone out there will create a workalike ( carefully avoiding lookalike/patent violation ) at a fraction of the price.
  3. ronnieg

    ronnieg New commenter

    We have Nao, Sphero and Class Vr and would recommend all three - we have a new sphero which look pretty good so maybe hang on for that. The class VR headset is linked to a website called co-spaces which allows students to create their own VR though you will have to subscribe to co-spaces also to do this
  4. robwilktes

    robwilktes New commenter

    A set of touch Chromebooks for each student and teachers trained in how to use them effectively.

    Teachers will love them.

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