Check out our students on the Project!
When we discovered that the founder of the Tech Girls Movement was facing a battle from an unlikely opponent over the use of the word 'superhero' our student team Reading Republic got behind her to help tell the story on national television.
Reading Republic win at the NSW iAwards
Congratulations to the Reading Republic team - our student app developers who were thrilled to win the junior student category of the 2017 NSW iAwards. They're busy preparing for National finals in August.
They're also in the midst of preparing to participate in the global Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley this year as an ambassador team - good luck girls! Learn more about their app and their journey over on their website.
What's the big deal with coding classes for kids?
Read Nicola O'Brien's blog post about why we're hearing so much about coding for kids these days.
Growing the next generation of Techpreneurs
Congratulations to our Tech Girls!
A group of Code Rangers students took part in the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero, and created an app called Reading Republic. We are beyond excited to announce that these amazing girls won the Primary Division of this nationwide competition. They've got great plans to continue working on the app. You can read all about the competition here: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-optimist/sydney-primary-school-students-named-tech-girl-superheroes-20160929-grrdh5.html
When Code Rangers took a road trip...
We do our best to run workshops in convenient locations. When we had the call up to travel to Cowra, 4.5 hours from Sydney, for a coding incursion day we were excited to take up the opportunity. We packed our bags and checked them twice (nothing like a missing powercord to ruin the day), then headed west, over the Blue Mountains and to the Central West.
The Cowra/Cabonne Science Hub had pulled together a great group of students for two days of tech incursions, and we all had a great time. In the words of a student:
I absolutely loved the experience. I would love to do it again I think everyone should give it a try. I think that everyone would love it. I loved making my game. I loved playing the games and making my characters. I would love to make more games easy or hard. I would love to teach my friends, family and my class how to make a game. Thank you for helping me learn how to code.
How to run a great coding day for girls
Code Rangers loves introducing high school students to coding. Read Founder Nicola O'Brien's thoughts on how to put on a great coding day for girls in her article published on medium.
What do we do after scratch?
Our presentation from Digicon (July 2016) provides teachers with lots of tips for what to do when students are ready to move on from scratch.
What sort of music do you like?
One of our students discovered that with code you can create your own music player and choose your own soundtrack!
These Tech Girls are Superheros!
Four intrepid Code Rangers took on the challenge of designing and building an app as part of the Search for the Next Tech Superhero - an amazing competition encouraging girls to learn about entrepreneurship and coding.
On Sunday at the final judging in Brisbane we were so excited to see the Class Act team bring home a highly commended award - an amazing achievement as our group of year 3-6 students were competing against high schoolers.
Huge congratulations to the team, well done and keep being tech superheroes!
Their app, Class Act, helps schools, parents and kids communicate better, with an app to give them all the info they needed about which days they have band, sport, library, when excursions are coming up, etc. It includes a calendar, and you can even message (and receive answers) from the teacher.