LEGO Education Coding Express

Coding Express is LEGO Education’s creative, intuitive and versatile solution that will inspire your early learners to explore early coding concepts while also developing critical 21st century skills such as confidence, creativity and collaboration.

The new action bricks will make the train come to life as the children place them around the tracks to sound the horn, turn the lights on and off, pause and refuel, change direction and stop the train.

The solution includes teacher material developed to inspire educators to help children understand basic early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding.

Availability SPRING 2019

Make your train pause, stop, change direction, sound the horn, and more! Taking the familiarity of a train and combining it with the new action bricks, early learners will learn through play about sequencing, looping, conditional coding, and cause and effect by placing the new action bricks within the train’s track. Each action brick creates a specific action allowing for students to test and redesign ways to problem-solve and work together to get their train to its destination.

Lessons for Coding Express were developed based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework guidelines and will enable young children to learn early coding skills while preparing them to thrive in the 21st century.

The free optional app combines physical play with digital intervention and is designed to enhance the experience. When you introduce the app, the 4 different themed activities change the way the action bricks behave, altering the effect on the train.

 KEY LEARNING VALUES

• Sequencing
• Looping
• Conditional coding
• Express ideas with digital elements
• Language & Literacy
• Collaboration
• Problem solving
• Critical thinking

Awesome Summer Sessions are near!

Our Awesome Summer Sessions kick off soon and here are some of the sessions we have planned for your children!

Weird Science Wednesday

Introducing one of our first sessions to take place this Summer! ‘Weird Science Wednesday’ inspires children through an interactive environment of discovery that ignites their imagination. Children will develop scientific knowledge, such as exploring the fun side of chemistry by looking at how different chemicals react with each other, where lots of different colours, shapes and crystals as well as different sounds and textures, will be observed. This session will consist of several hands on activities such as building an active volcano, where children will build their own live volcano using harmless and friendly chemicals, whilst answering many questions such as what is lava and why and how volcanoes erupt.

Early Hours or Late Drop Off Programme

During the extra hours programme, (early drop off and late pick up) we have a series of activities planned for children, so it is not just supervised play. These activities are designed to allow students the freedom to be creative and to experiment to their hearts content in order to satisfy their curiosity whilst picking up and putting into practice the 4 main skills of the 21st century – Collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Activities such as Dance workshops where kids copy and recreate dance moves of professional dancers to their favourite tunes. This is done through the use of a game platform where their moves are tracked through motion control devices and achieve scores based on the accuracy of their moves. Other activities such as digital Design workshops where children are given the opportunity to learn about graphic design through the use of various Microsoft products. We will make sure that your children will never want to leave any of our sessions, by keeping them occupied and entertained every second!

Minecraft Mania

Minecraft is an open-world game unlike any other, where children are provided with limitless blocks and are allowed to create anything with them. Children collect materials from the world around them in order to ‘craft’ items and build whatever their mind can imagine. ‘Minecraft Mania’ sessions will look at different aspects of creating from scratch, such as building pyramids and creating a series of tunnels and passage ways filled with traps. Children are given the opportunity to put their creations to the test by letting other friends have a go at finding the lost treasures that are hidden deep below the surface.

Time Travel Tuesday

On ‘Time Travel Tuesday’ children will be given the chance to travel to other dimensions! Children will learn about a specific period, in the past or in the future and will put their knowledge to the test by designing and/or creating that world through LEGO bricks, LEGO Story Visualizer Software as well as Minecraft. Children will also be introduced to the design and creation of digital comic strips as well as basic photography and photo editing skills. Sessions such as looking back at our own Stone Age remains in Malta or fast forwarding to the year 3000 are some periods that children will look into.

Kid's Got Talent

‘Kid’s Got Talent’ allows children to express all aspects of the performing arts,  giving them the chance to learn about the history of music, as well as the science behind instruments and how sound travels. Children will look into the evolution of specific instruments such as the percussion and will also look at a more digital version of a hand percussion allowing them to compare between the two and discover the difference between analogue and digital. Children will also be able to look into common rhythms found in popular music providing them with the chance to practice and produce the rhythm in sync within a drum circle whilst promoting the importance of collaboration and team work.

Expect lots of fun and exciting activities keeping your children entertained every second!

Hurry Up, Last Spaces Remaining

AWESOME SNEAKPEEK #5

We are thrilled to announce our latest project the ‘Awesome Summer Sessions’ at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, with seven weeks of fun!

Sessions aim to develop children ages 7 to 11 into leaders, innovators, creators, engineers and all round bright and confident kids!

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Kid's Got Talent!

Our Programme Offering

‘Kid’s Got Talent’ allows children to express all aspects of the performing arts,  giving them the chance to learn about the history of music, as well as the science behind instruments and how sound travels. Children will look into the evolution of specific instruments such as the percussion and will also look at a more digital version of a hand percussion allowing them to compare between the two and discover the difference between analogue and digital. Children will also be able to look into common rhythms found in popular music providing them with the chance to practice and produce the rhythm in sync within a drum circle whilst promoting the importance of collaboration and team work.

Last few Spaces available

Hurry Up! Download and Fill the Application Form

 Children will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of subject areas within science, technology, reading(literacy), engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).

The programme will consist of hands-on creative and learning activities, challenging each individual through creative play in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions will involve themes such as Minecraft, Time Travel, Weird Science, Theme Parks, Fun Factories, LEGO Maker sessions, Robotics, Coding, Talent Development, Musical Instruments, Singing, Dance, Healthy Food, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Storytelling, Wildlife, Science of Sports and Science of Fashion.

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Book Now, to avoid disappointment.

Print the Application form

and post to:

Integrated Marketing Services Ltd
2, Triq l-Ispiera,
Swieqi SWQ3083

for more information don’t hesitate to contact us: awesome@imsmalta.com



Summer is upon us – Join the Fun

AWESOME SNEAKPEEK #4

We are thrilled to announce our latest project the ‘Awesome Summer Sessions’ at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, with seven weeks of fun!

Sessions aim to develop children ages 7 to 11 into leaders, innovators, creators, engineers and all round bright and confident kids!

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Early Hours or Late Drop Off

Our Programme Offering

During the extra hours programme, (early drop off and late pick up) we have a series of activities planned for children, so it is not just supervised play. These activities are designed to allow students the freedom to be creative and to experiment to their hearts content in order to satisfy their curiosity whilst picking up and putting into practice the 4 main skills of the 21st century – Collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Activities such as Dance workshops where kids copy and recreate dance moves of professional dancers to their favourite tunes. This is done through the use of a game platform where their moves are tracked through motion control devices and achieve scores based on the accuracy of their moves. Other activities such as digital Design workshops where children are given the opportunity to learn about graphic design through the use of various Microsoft products. We will make sure that your children will never want to leave any of our sessions, by keeping them occupied and entertained every second!

Last few Spaces available

Hurry Up! Download and Fill the Application Form

 Children will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of subject areas within science, technology, reading(literacy), engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).

The programme will consist of hands-on creative and learning activities, challenging each individual through creative play in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions will involve themes such as Minecraft, Time Travel, Weird Science, Theme Parks, Fun Factories, LEGO Maker sessions, Robotics, Coding, Talent Development, Musical Instruments, Singing, Dance, Healthy Food, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Storytelling, Wildlife, Science of Sports and Science of Fashion.

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Book Now, to avoid disappointment.

Print the Application form

and post to:

Integrated Marketing Services Ltd
2, Triq l-Ispiera,
Swieqi SWQ3083

for more information don’t hesitate to contact us: awesome@imsmalta.com



Make it an ‘Awesome’ Summer

AWESOME SNEAKPEEK #3

We are thrilled to announce our latest project the ‘Awesome Summer Sessions’ at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, with seven weeks of fun!

Sessions aim to develop children ages 7 to 11 into leaders, innovators, creators, engineers and all round bright and confident kids!

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Time travel Tuesday

Our Programme Offering

On ‘Time Travel Tuesday’ children will be given the chance to travel to other dimensions! Children will learn about a specific period, in the past or in the future and will put their knowledge to the test by designing and/or creating that world through LEGO bricks, LEGO Story Visualizer Software as well as Minecraft. Children will also be introduced to the design and creation of digital comic strips as well as basic photography and photo editing skills. Sessions such as looking back at our own Stone Age remains in Malta or fast forwarding to the year 3000 are some periods that children will look into.

Last few Spaces available

Hurry Up! Download and Fill the Application Form

 Children will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of subject areas within science, technology, reading(literacy), engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).

The programme will consist of hands-on creative and learning activities, challenging each individual through creative play in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions will involve themes such as Minecraft, Time Travel, Weird Science, Theme Parks, Fun Factories, LEGO Maker sessions, Robotics, Coding, Talent Development, Musical Instruments, Singing, Dance, Healthy Food, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Storytelling, Wildlife, Science of Sports and Science of Fashion.

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Book Now, to avoid disappointment.

Print the Application form

and post to:

Integrated Marketing Services Ltd
2, Triq l-Ispiera,
Swieqi SWQ3083

for more information don’t hesitate to contact us: awesome@imsmalta.com



Hurry Up! Registration still Open – Last Remaining Seats

AWESOME SNEAKPEEK #2

We are thrilled to announce our latest project the ‘Awesome Summer Sessions’ at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, with seven weeks of fun!

Sessions aim to develop children ages 7 to 11 into leaders, innovators, creators, engineers and all round bright and confident kids!

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Minecraft Mania

Our Programme Offering

Minecraft is an open-world game unlike any other, where children are provided with limitless blocks and are allowed to create anything with them. Children collect materials from the world around them in order to ‘craft’ items and build whatever their mind can imagine.  ‘Minecraft Mania’ sessions will look at different aspects of creating from scratch, such as building pyramids and creating a series of tunnels and passage ways filled with traps. Children are given the opportunity to put their creations to the test by letting other friends have a go at finding the lost treasures that are hidden deep below the surface.

Last few Spaces available

Hurry Up! Download and Fill the Application Form

 Children will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of subject areas within science, technology, reading(literacy), engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).

The programme will consist of hands-on creative and learning activities, challenging each individual through creative play in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions will involve themes such as Minecraft, Time Travel, Weird Science, Theme Parks, Fun Factories, LEGO Maker sessions, Robotics, Coding, Talent Development, Musical Instruments, Singing, Dance, Healthy Food, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Storytelling, Wildlife, Science of Sports and Science of Fashion.

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Book Now, to avoid disappointment.

Print the Application form

and post to:

Integrated Marketing Services Ltd
2, Triq l-Ispiera,
Swieqi SWQ3083

for more information don’t hesitate to contact us: awesome@imsmalta.com



Last Few Spaces

AWESOME SNEAKPEEK #1

We are thrilled to announce our latest project the ‘Awesome Summer Sessions’ at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, with seven weeks of fun!

Sessions aim to develop children ages 7 to 11 into leaders, innovators, creators, engineers and all round bright and confident kids!

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Weird Science Wednesday

Our Programme Offering

Introducing one of our first sessions to take place this Summer! ‘Weird Science Wednesday’ inspires children through an interactive environment of discovery that ignites their imagination. Children will develop scientific knowledge, such as exploring the fun side of chemistry by looking at how different chemicals react with each other, where lots of different colours, shapes and crystals as well as different sounds and textures, will be observed. This session will consist of several hands on activities such as building an active volcano, where children will build their own live volcano using harmless and friendly chemicals, whilst answering many questions such as what is lava and why and how volcanoes erupt.

Last few Spaces available

Hurry Up! Download and Fill the Application Form

 Children will have the opportunity to explore a plethora of subject areas within science, technology, reading(literacy), engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).

The programme will consist of hands-on creative and learning activities, challenging each individual through creative play in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions will involve themes such as Minecraft, Time Travel, Weird Science, Theme Parks, Fun Factories, LEGO Maker sessions, Robotics, Coding, Talent Development, Musical Instruments, Singing, Dance, Healthy Food, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Storytelling, Wildlife, Science of Sports and Science of Fashion.

A fresh and creative way for your children to spend the summer this year!

Book Now, to avoid disappointment.

Print the Application form

and post to:

Integrated Marketing Services Ltd
2, Triq l-Ispiera,
Swieqi SWQ3083

for more information don’t hesitate to contact us: awesome@imsmalta.com



New Programming Possibilities! Microsoft MakeCode

LEGO Education and Microsoft Education are already in collaboration by providing educators comprehensive video tutorials complete with Microsoft’s own Badges and Certificates of Achievement.

IMS Ltd invites you to visit the Microsoft Education Portal at https://education.microsoft.com/courses-and-resources/courses

What’s New?

The exciting news is that Microsoft’s MakeCode is now sporting a BETA Mindstorms EV3 Environment.

Microsoft MakeCode is a drag and drop visual programming environment that is now available for Lego Mindstorms EV3. Aside from the intuitive interface it has the added benefit that once a student has grasped the ways around the Block Programming he/she can also delve into script programming with JavaScript.

#PlayfulLearning

Combined with LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3 Core Set, MS MakeCode is an ideal way for the pupils to transit to script programming. A selection of Project-Based lesson plans are included at launch, and thorough documentation is available. Happy Coding! If you need further information or book a demonstration Contact Us.

makecode.mindstorms.com

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