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A weekly update to KIS community on what technology is going on each week. These include but are not limited to sharing best practice in the classroom, new ICT resources, news and events,  ICT PDs and frequently asked questions and answers. Feel free to let us know If you have any best practice to share with us. We will then work with you to have your topic featured on this space!!
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Another Successful Hours of Code @ KIS

Another Successful Hours of Code @ KIS | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

To celebrate the Computer Science week together with schools around the world, we've organised the Hours of Code event at PYP atrium, from 8.20-14.30 on Tuesday 4th December. It was an event joined by students, teachers, parents, admin staff and our student tech team. More Physical Computing activities for students to explore with the focus on how coding helps in our everyday life. Hours of Code Photo Gallery

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Math Integration in Robot Control

Math Integration in Robot Control | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

The mission to complete was to move the robot on the straight line for 70 cms and stop.Fast and accurate are key criteria for success. The distance also depends on the diameter of the drive wheels used and other physical factors. The steering value can be set between -100 and +100. With the steering value set at zero the robot will move in a straight line without turning. Set at negative values the robot will turn left, and set at positive values the robot will turn right. Good math practice, isn't it? Let us know if you want to have robotic activities in your class.

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Make a Buzz Wire Game with Scratch and Makey Makey

Make a Buzz Wire Game with Scratch and Makey Makey | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Started in Physical Computing club a while ago, a wire game has been introduced during the HourOfCode this week. Students made changes on Scratch codes to see how a buzzer effect and a conditional loop work while connecting to Makey Makey board. Another good eye-hand coordination activity which players have to guide a wand along a course without making contact. Making contact will add one to the player’s score - the player with the lowest score wins. Difficulty level can be adjusted by coding and how the wire was shaped!!

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The most common money transfer scams

The most common money transfer scams | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Billions of dollars are transferred among friends, family and businesses around the world through international money transfers every day. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 people have been defrauded through online schemes designed to take as much of that money as they can. 

 

And scammers are only becoming more sophisticated, using increasingly elaborate schemes to trick you into revealing personal and financial information. Here, we look at some of the most common online wire scams so that you can know what to look for and avoid being a victim.

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Peer Assessment in Mr. Ben's Swimming Classes

Peer Assessment in Mr. Ben's Swimming Classes | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

In Swimming class, GoPros has been used to record student swimming practice. The video clips have then been uploaded on  Seesaw together with teacher's feedback and a few guided questions. Students not only reflected on their self assessment on Seesaw, but also the peer assessment as well.

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Protecting Your Account Against Phishing Attacks

Protecting Your Account Against Phishing Attacks | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Phishing is a technique used by cybercriminals to acquire your personal information (such as credit card numbers or login credentials) by sending an email that is designed to look just like it came from a legitimate source, but is intended to trick you into clicking on a malicious link or downloading an attachment potentially laced with malware.

 

 To prevent yourself from falling for a phishing attack, always check the sender’s address:

  • Be alert to emails that are not personalized, check for typos.
  • Hover over links to verify the actual destination.
  • Watch out for emotional manipulative verbiage.
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Grade 1 Explored Conductive - Non-Conductive Materials to Connect to Makey Makey and Scratch Coding

Grade 1 Explored Conductive - Non-Conductive Materials to Connect to Makey Makey and Scratch Coding | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Grade 1 has continued Physical Coding with Makey Makey and Scratch.  As Makey Makey can connect to any conductive materials, it is therefore necessary for them to know which material is conductive or non-conductive. They run a few tests with paper, coins, leaves, clay, paper clip, etc. They were really excited to see that leaves can make sound. They also noticed that only a green leaf works - not a dry one!! 

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Parents & Children Met In Robot Challenge

Parents & Children Met In Robot Challenge | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

What a wonderful moment!! These parents and children met without any prior arrangement. Parents showed their children what they were doing while one of our student tech team was helping his dad on how to code!!

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Robotics in Physical Computing Club

Robotics in Physical Computing Club | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Physical computing is computing that interacts with the physical world. This week students explored robotics in relating to movement control, motor connection and ultrasonic function. They also explored how robots help in various space challenges on Mars.

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Student Tech Team in Action

Student Tech Team in Action | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Another opportunity allowed our student tech team to support parents in their technology use in coding the robot in KISPA-ICT Robot Challenge.

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Grade 1A on Their First Physical Computing Exploration

Grade 1A on Their First Physical Computing Exploration | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

After a very brief introduction to Physical Computing in their class last month, G1A has started their journey to explore Physical Computing. Their first task is to code the animal sound on Scratch and connect it to Makey Makey board. 

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Gamification For Collaborative Learning in G8 Thai Studies and G3 Thai Classes

Gamification For Collaborative Learning in G8 Thai Studies and G3 Thai Classes | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Grade 8 students in Kru Aam Thai Studies class have transferred their knowledge in the unique Thai culture Loy Kratong to Grade 3 students via DaVinci Coding Game. The kids were happy not just with the fun learning and relaxing environment, but with the opportunity to work collaboratively with others outside their classrooms. 

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Creating Laser Cut Letters & Shapes for Displays - Workshop Led by Mr. Philip

Creating Laser Cut Letters & Shapes for Displays - Workshop Led by Mr. Philip | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

During the collaborative meeting time last Thursday, Mr. Philip offered a workshop on using Affinity Designer to prepare letters & shapes for laser cutting. The workshop was well attended by staff from PS, SS and Administrative office. They went over the basics of affinity designer and how to create a file that can be sent to Mr. Jute for laser cutting.

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Virtual Operation to Save the Endangered Species

Virtual Operation to Save the Endangered Species | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Virtual operation to create awareness to save the world endangered species. Operation tools (Spoon, Tongs, Chopsticks) connected to Makey Makey board, coding on Scratch, animal images randomly displayed on a TV screen instead of printing it to save the environment. Students were really engaged in moving  ping-pong out from the bowl as one ping-pong represented one animal saved. Also good for eye-hand coordination and team building activities. 

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Interactive 4D Dinosaur

Interactive 4D Dinosaur | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Students made different codes for different effects on Interactive 4D Dinosaur. A fan (4th D) and LED eyes connected to "Key out" on Makey Makey, sound on Scratch and conductive stuff connected to  Makey Makey. The home-made dinosaur was designed and cut from the device & tool in our Design Technology workshop studio.

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Coding on MicroBit to Control Light and Sound on Acrylic Christmas Tree

Coding on MicroBit to Control Light and Sound on Acrylic Christmas Tree | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Rather than having the ready-made Christmas Tree sold in the market to decorate and celebrate Chrismas, our students practiced various coding functions on Microbit to make the acrylic Christmas tree interactive with the chosen light and sound. This is where product design (Acrylic Christmas tree cut by laser cutter) meets Physical Computing and Creativity.

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Facebook Data Breach – Is Single Sign On Safe? What About Single Sign On with Google?

Facebook Data Breach – Is Single Sign On Safe? What About Single Sign On with Google? | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it
With news that potentially 50 million Facebook accounts have been breached, should you continue using its Single Sign On for other sites?

 

There are plenty of good reasons to use Single Sign On. Aside from streamlining the login process, it also means that you’re not giving your details to every website you log into. By treating your Google or Facebook details as a master key, you can log into many other sites without ever giving them your details. This eliminates the need to remember multiple passwords. It’s easier to use a single click, after all, rather than typing in yet another email address and password....BUT...on the other hand, as Facebook’s most recent breach has shown, if someone else gets hold of your access token, your other accounts can be vulnerable.

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Reflection on Physical Computing by a  Little Girl in G1

Reflection on Physical Computing by a  Little Girl in G1 | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

About a month or so, G1 has been introduced "How coding helps in our everyday life? Various devices were demonstrated. A few weeks later, a parent sent  a message with snapshots her daughter has made to explain what coding can do. The above images are just some parts of her book. So awesome!!

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How Secure Is Your Password?

How Secure Is Your Password? | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Your favorite password could be cracked within minutes – learn how to create secure passwords to lock your accounts, plus we explain password managers. 

 

In This Guide:

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The Little Guests Visited The Robot Challenge

The Little Guests Visited The Robot Challenge | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

EY2 students stopped by with their teachers to look around and play with the robots set up for the Robot Challenge. They had a chance to talk to parents and watch what the parents were doing to compete in the missions.

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KISPA-ICT Robot Challenge

KISPA-ICT Robot Challenge | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

KISPA and ICT organised a Robot Challenge event on Friday 23 November. Theme of the event is Space Challenges on Mars. Parents learnt basic coding to control robot movement, functions of the sensors and how to move robots in the required direction and speed.They practiced a few tests and competed in the missions.There are three awards for the team of best mission achievement, best teamwork and best effort.

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DIY Trophies - Where Skills and Technology Combine

DIY Trophies - Where Skills and Technology Combine | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Vector graphic created on Adobe Illustrator, Acrylic engraved and base cut by the devices in our Design Technology Workshop Studio.  We have presented three awards in KISPA-ICT Robot Challenge: The Best Teamwork, Best Achievement and Best Effort. Thanks Philip for letting us use the devices with a super great support from Jute. Also thanks to Tum for his initiative and LED  tech design and Ko, our new ICT System Analyst, for his Illustrator design and assemble. What a great team work here at KIS!!

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GoPro and Seesaw to Assess Students in Swimming Class

GoPro and Seesaw to Assess Students in Swimming Class | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

This week Mr. Ben has been using the GoPro's to film students in the pool to help with their technique . He then recorded his feedback in Seesaw where students can respond and give their feedback as well.  This is another great tool to assess and give student feedback for their improvement.

Video recorded by GoPro

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Interactive Animal Sound Game with Scratch and Makey Makey by Grade 2

Interactive Animal Sound Game with Scratch and Makey Makey by Grade 2 | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Grade 2 explored how coding is connected to the real world objects and how Makey Makey board helps in Physical Computing. Their exit project today is to add the sound to their drawing card. They are very creative and really engaged in their exploration.

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Grade 2 MAP Reading Fluency Assessment

Grade 2 MAP Reading Fluency Assessment | KIS Tech Friday | Scoop.it

Starting this week, Grade 2 sit for a MAP Reading Fluency assessment in their own class during the class literacy time. It is an online, adaptive assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, comprehension, and foundational skills. It automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data. No sign of stress from the test has been shown. They were using technology confidently as well.

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