Luke's enthusiastic,interactive presentation of his coding games inspired the wide range of SEN primary students in both classes to 'have a go' by themselves. There was such excitement as each student followed Luke's clear, highly visually stimulating games. Luke then adapted the games to support specific learning needs and returned to show the children the differentiated changes. This enabled students of all levels to fully engage and succeed.
Each child has learned a great deal and they all ask when Luke and his 'exciting games' will be coming back! Thank you so much Luke for ensuring that each SEN student could take part in coding and achieve new skills in a fun, purposeful way. We very much look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
During a visit to Castle Newnham School in Bedford, we showcased our Lego Maze game. Children were able to build their own mazes out of Lego. These were then scanned by an app and the mazes they had built appeared in the game.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their Swopbots workshop with Luke. They watched him modelling how to change the variables on the game and were then able to replicate this themselves, to change their game before playing.
6E loved the workshop with Luke designing their own game and testing it out. They were awed by the way he could turn a photo into a game and enjoyed making improvements and changes to the game.
The children in 6J thoroughly enjoyed their workshop with Luke! They found it very interesting and it has now urged some of them to find out more about how video games work!
During a visit to Year 8 students at Davenies School in Beaconsfield we ran a series of activities using micro:bits. The students particularly enjoyed learning how to turn a micro:bit into a remote games controller to compete against friends in a multiplayer PC game.
Luke had a wide array of ideas to share with me and listened carefully to what we had already covered. He was excellent at planning and producing engaging activities and games tailored to the pupil’s experience of Computing. The sessions were informative, fun and developed the pupil’s knowledge and skills. We all had a fantastic day and will build on Luke’s brilliant teaching. Thank you again for your time, coming to Davenies and enriching the Year 8’s experience of Computing. They gained a lot from your visit.
EDUCATE is a rigorous and comprehensive training programme designed to develop, evaluate and improve Ed-tech products and services. To this end we are working with Weatherfield Academy in Dunstable to find innovate and effective ways to help children with Special Educational Needs engage with coding activities.