Students in Year 2 have designed and built cardboard arcade games and used Micro:Bits to create score counters. In addition, they are using the FIDS framework to modify their design and make it inclusive for people in society that may have an impairment or disability. They are following the FIDS process to help them empathise and understand that there are people in our community that do not have the ease of accessing the everyday things many of us take for granted.
Ian Fairhurst has been in Educational Technology roles for 15 years and has a passion for embedding authentic, globally focussed, learning opportunities through STEM education and establishing an active ‘maker culture’ within schools. As Team Leader of Technology Integration at Knox Grammar Preparatory School, he is currently responsible for leading and supporting the K-6 community in digital and design technologies. Ian also facilitates a Makerspace with the mantra that ‘anything is possible with technology and a creative mindset’. The students are encouraged to focus their ideas on authentic projects which can make a positive difference at a local or global community level.