Havelock Coding Club: Lego Robotics, Wedo & Scratch!

Lego Wedo

By now you are probably already a little impressed with the power and capabilities offered by Scratch’s online program. However, were you aware that Scratch can enter the physical world as well?

Take a look at the playlist below and use Scratch 2.0 to prorgram the Lego Wedo Kit, as well as the Lego Robotics kits. There is no limit to your imagination with Scratch!

Lego Wedo: The Basics

For those that want to see the basic build instructions you can find them here:

Havelock Coding Clubs: An Hour of Code With Scratch!


The past several years have seen a growing interest in the Hour Of Code movement. This year saw the greatest success to date, with 115 million students writing over 6 billion lines of code!

Now that we have leared the basics of scratch, let’s try the Hour of Code track and see what else we can create.

Hour of Code:

Now let’s write some code! Click here to get started.


Havelock Coding Clubs: Getting Started With Scratch


 So what can you do with Scratch?

The Basics:

Go to the link below and get started:

  • Take a look at the game itself and click the green go flag to try it out.
  • Then click on “See Inside” to look at the code that makes it all work.
  • Your objective is to try and add to the game.
  • You can’t break it so go for it
  • Maybe add a new player to the game that can bounce the ball back… it’s up to you



Inaugural #EastCoastEd chat with @psweeze & @StephTomilson


Installing Pip & Tweepy


Before you start make sure you have the proper tweepy files. You can download them from the OneDrive folder below.


  1. Log into machine
  2. Click On Start button open computer
  3. Double click C: and browse and verify C:\Python27 exists
  4. If folder is there you can close window if not have teacher place helpdesk call.
  5. Steps for first time setup of Python User Configurations need to be run at least once on computer.
  6. Click on start button and type this into the search box Software Center
  7. Click on software center and it should open to the following picture have the student click on the link that says “Find Additional applications from the application catalog” I have highlighted red box around it

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So you want to build a Learning Commons…


Many schools in NB are starting to transform their libraries into new spaces called learning commons.

“Our increasingly networked world presents complexities for learning unknown just a few years ago, but at the same time offers fresh opportunities. Learning in ever-changing environments demands new ways of educating a focus on inquiry, creative and critical thinking, multiple literacies, and working together to meet shared goals and knowledge building. Evolving learning approaches and definitions of learning success are the new realities, with the consequent need for creating innovative learning environments.”

This document walks through everything you need to know about establishing and creating your own learning commons in New Brunswick or Canada.