Coding Challenge Success
This semester, Year 9 Digital Innovations students have been developing a range of computer skills in order to become creative users of technology. Most notably, students recently participated in the Grok Learning ‘Web.Comp’, an international online competition that attracted 6000 students from around the globe. Over five weeks, students were required to submit solutions to various HTML and CSS code challenges. These challenges taught students the basics of formatting and designing web pages, with the tasks increasing in complexity over the duration and testing critical and creative thinking. Gippsland Grammar student, Chloe Moy, achieved a perfect score in the competition. This was a tremendous achievement and Chloe is to be congratulated on her outstanding performance. Interested students, parents and guardians are invited to log on to https://groklearning.com/ to find out more about, ‘learning to code’ from your web browser.
Top Screen for Media Students
On Friday 23 March, our VCE Unit 3 Media class travelled to Melbourne for Top Screen 2017, which showcased the 15 best short films selected by VCAA from the VCE productions entered in that year. The students enjoyed the screening at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square, which was followed by an interactive panel discussion with the filmmakers themselves. Films were varied in their genre and subject matter, drawing laughs at times and evoking strong emotions. Students gained a wonderful insight into the production processes and the considerations for their own projects in 2018.
This was followed by an ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) information session on Narrative and Ideology – the first area of study in the recently introduced Study Design. Making the trip to the Melbourne Museum, the group completed the excursion by viewing Top Design 2017 where they flicked through Production Design Plans (PDPs) for various media productions. Some excellent projects included magazine layouts and graphic novels, which provided inspiration to the students. This display also included the PDPs for the films students had viewed earlier in the day.
The bus ride home was filled with enthusiastic imaginings about their own projects. All who attended had a great day.
Ms Nadine Lineham
Visual Arts and Technology Department
This photo was taken at the Melbourne Museum in the ‘Media’ section of the Top Design 2017 exhibition.