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About

About

Make It Happen Club (SCIO) is a charity with the aim to inspire childrens digital learning! We run an innovative and exciting App Design competition for entire Primary Schools across the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Here is our story...

  • 2018

    Our Humble Beginnings

    An idea to inspire childrens digital learning started with 4 schools in the Glasgow area reaching 2000 children with our Space Unicorn Maths.

  • March 2019

    10,000 children and counting!

    Our volunteers took Make It Happen to 16 schools and 10,000 pupils! Using our low tech paper competition entries and Thunkable to build winning apps with the pupils inspired us as much as the children!

  • April 2019

    1,500+ app installs around the world!

    Our winning apps have been installed across the Globe from China to the USA to the Republic of Congo to Argentina and Vietnam!

  • April 25th 2019

    A Charity is Born

    Make It Happen Club registered as a charity SCIO SC049247! Our aim ... to Inspire Childrens Digital Learning!

  • September 14th 2019

    Insp-Hire!

    Running Make It Happen workshops as part of this event for children aged 4-14 and their parents.

  • Jan 2020... and beyond!

    20,000 children and still counting!

    150 Volunteers are taking Make It Happen to 50 schools and 20,000 children, so much inspiration!

  • March 2020

    #Happathon!

    We launched the #Happathon , our App Design competition that is Free and Remote to bring inspiration to a challenging world environment!

  • Apr 2021

    100 Devices ... lets bridge the technology gap!

    The pandemic hit many hard and made it difficult to stay connected - we gifted 100 devices to pupils and familes across Glasgow to help them connect!

  • June 2021

    100 Laptops ... lets bridge the technology gap!

    Working with JPMorgan we were able to distribute 100 laptops to children between the ages 5-10 in London schools with more than 50% of the children currently on free school meals.

  • Nov 2021

    COP26 - Lets be the change!

    COP 26 arrived in Glasgow and we launched our COP26 inspired app design competition to hear from the next generation what their ideas are!

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    Contact Us

    We would love you to take part too - Contact us by email or on twitter

Digital Literacy Week!


03 - 07 Oct. #SDLW22


Scottish Digital Literacy Week 2022 is happening 3rd - 7th Oct!


Join Make It Happen with our ready made Code Along videos that take you and your class through some amazing, inspiring digital learning.


Watch the videos and follow along to create your very on Quiz app.


Poster

Use our inspiring poster here to announce Scottish Digital Literacy Week to your pupils - Digital Literacy Week .


P5 - P7 Code Along

Step by Step instructions for you to follow alongside the video P5 - P7 Written Instructions .

Watch the Video Code Along P5 - P7 Video Tutorials .

The starter project template - Starter Project Template .

The finished application - Finished Application Link .


S1 - S2 Code Along

Step by Step instructions for you to follow alongside the video S1 - S2 Written Instructions .

Watch the Video Code Along S1 - S2 Video Tutorials .

Maths Week!


26th Sept - 2nd Oct

Try our daily challenges to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

We will select a winner at random each day!

See all our challenges here Maths Week Challenges.

Going for Gold! 🥇


Can you help inspire Laura Muir to win Gold this summer?

This summer will see the Commonwealth Games come to Birmingham (28th July to 8th August).

To celebrate, Make It Happen have teamed up with Laura Muir and Glasgow City FC to launch our Going for Gold challenge.

Everyday, Laura and all the Athletes with Glasgow City FC use apps to help with training, health and wellbeing to make sure they perform at their best and now they want you to help inspire them by designing your own health, fitness or wellness app!

Listen to Laura Muir in this short video introducing our competition

Hear from the Chief Executive and 1st team players at Glasgow City FC on what apps they use everyday to become and stay the most succesful womens football team in Britain! Listen to Chief Executive Laura Montgomery along with 1st team players Jenna , Cailin , Maddie , Clare and Megan .

Then use our Going for Gold entry form to design and submit your entry!

The Prizes

We will build the winning app for anyone in the world to play.

The winner will also receive a PE lesson from Laura Muir for their class!

The winning class with the best overall entires will receive a Football lesson from Glasgow City FC!!

The Challenge

Design your own health, fitness or wellness app and post a picture of your app idea on Twitter with #GoingforGold and tag @makeith_app_en, or email it to info@makeithappen.club

Use our Going for Gold entry form to design and submit your entry!

The Details

The Competition runs from Monday 25th April - Monday 23rd May (Entries must be posted by midnight May 23rd).

The Competition is open for all pupils aged 4 - 18!

The WINNERS! 🥇🥇

We are delighted to announce the winners for Going for Gold!

We received 1000's of entries from all across Scotland! So judging this competition was extremely difficult.

Hear all about the inspiring winners, runners up and Top 40 from Laura Muir, Glasgow City FC and JPMorgan in this short video

The WINNER 2022!

Sophie and Rachel will receive PE lesson from Laura Muir and In It To Win It Published for all to Play!

In It To Win It

Uddingston Grammar (Sophie and Rachel), South Lanarkshire

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Overall Best Classes 🥇

Will receive Football lesson from Glasgow City FC

Class School
Primary 6/7 Bargeddie Primary, North Lanarkshire
Primary 5a Saint Clare's Primary, East Renfrewshire

Runners Up

App Name School Pupil
Emotion Dwarf Inverurie Academy, Aberdeenshire Lily
You Da … Inverclyde Academy, Greenock Dean
C’Dance Denny High School, Falkirk Cara
Vegetables on the go! Saint Clare's Primary, East Renfrewshire Hayley
Active Lingo Bargeddie Primary School, North Lanarkshire Mia
Laura Muir

Teaching

Teachers have so many demands on their time, here are some curated suggestions and resources differentiated by stage and fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

Progression Planner

We are delighted to share with all our rock star teachers our Digital Technologies Primary Progression Planner - from Make It Happen Club in association with St. Joseph’s Primary School Digital Literacy Working Party ERC

A guided Teacher created and focussed progression planner from Early through 1st, 2nd and 3rd Levels with a rich set of additional resources to excite and educate your pupils!

Download (free for all!) here Digital Technologies Primary Progression Planner.



Additional Teaching Resources

You Can Make It Happen

A Complete Guide to help you run the Make It Happen app design competition at your local school or club.

InspHire - Make It Happen

All our Make It Happen resources for the InspHire event!

Events

Schools All Across Scotland ... Making It Happen!

Our Winners 2019-2022

Every Make It Happen Winner!

In It To Win It

Uddingston Grammar, South Lanarkshire

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Guess The Fruit

St Vincents Primary

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Select The Sound

Newark Primary

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Guess the Planet

Muiredge Primary

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Cactus Sign Language Academy

Broomhill Primary

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Animal Split Learning

Broomhill Primary

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Guess their Nationality

Saint James Primary

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Pony Quiz

Achencairn Primary

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Count The Animals

Saint Conval's Primary

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Whats That Animal?

Blacklands Primary

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Continents of the World

St Ignatius Primary

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Guess The Environment

Heathhall Primary School

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Guess The Footballer

Saint Francis Primary

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Number Order

Chirnsyde Primary

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Sums (Missing Numbers)

Saint Mary's Primary

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Space Cat Taco Tables

Belmont Primary

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Animal Sounds

Riverside Museum

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Animal Spelling

Saint Michael's Primary

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Farm Yard Sorting

Kirkcowan Primary

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Snappy Snakes

Inver Primary

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Know Your Knowledge

Knockbreck Primary

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Teach Me Mr Leachie!

Robert Owen Memorial Primary School

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Name Your Stock

Leswalt Primary

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Countries History

Coylton Primary

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Egyptian Go!

St John's Primary

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Happy Jokes

St Paul's Primary

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The Book of Beasties

Sacred Heart Primary

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Scottish Slang

Saint Patrick's Primary, Shotts

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Olympic Fever

Saint Brendan's Primary

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Get Off That Phone

Saint Aloysius

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Learn To Cook

Stane Primary

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Country Language Block Building

Annick Primary

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The Twisted

Orchard Park

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Riddle Me This

St Ambrose

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Fussy Foods

St Marys

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Guess The Football Team

St Fergus

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Guess The Tricky Word

St John Bosco

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The Colour Game

Berryhill Primary

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Panda Yoga

St Gerard’s

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Monster Spell

Glasgow City Council

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Eco Excellence

East Renfrewshire Council

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Find It

Saint Winifreds, London

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Maths Week

Around the World

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School - Pack Your Bag!

Saint Patricks

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Bin It

Saint Palladius

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Daily Tech Fact

Greenhill Primary

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Guess The Tricky Word

Saint John Bosco

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Guess The _

All Saints Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Lango Tango

Old Monklands Primary, North Lanarkshire

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App Story

Logan's Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Dinner Time

Saint Edwards, North Lanarkshire

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Book Hunt

Saint Marks Primary, East Renfrewshire

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Bored, Bored, Bored

Cambusnethan Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Daily Me

Calderwood Primary, South Lanarkshire

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Dinosaur Adventure

St Ignatius Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Llama Literacy

Ladywell Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Bones

Cleland Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Famous Landmarks

Kilsyth Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Pet Care

Holy Family Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Unicorn

Carbrain Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Clockwise

Mossend Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Travel With Me

St Thomas Primary, North Lanarkshire

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What Flag?

Eastfield Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Easy CVC

Muirhouse Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Whats that Picture?

Glenboig Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Type It

St Kevin's Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Around The World

Golfhill Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Bingo Maths

Holytown Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Colour Bond

Lawmuir Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Poseity

Whitlees Primary, Glasgow

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Flamingo

Onthank Primary, Kilmarnock

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Piggy Bank

JPMorgan, Glasgow

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Positive Fortune Cookie!

St Eunans Primary, Glasgow

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Explore With Fun!

Anderston Primary, Glasgow

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Animals of the World

Saint Charles Primary, Glasgow

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Quizzes and Riddles

Saint John's Primary, Glasgow

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Planet Us

COP26, Glasgow

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Save The World

COP26, Glasgow

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Learn to Code

Happathon, Global (week 1)

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Jolly Jokes

Saint Clares, Glasgow

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Spinning Subjects

Carolside Primary, Glasgow

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Lent 4 Me

Saint Bartholomews, Glasgow

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Pet Maths

Nether Robertland, Kilmarnock

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Find Your Eggs

Happathon, New York(USA)

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Au-some

InspHire, Glasgow

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Crystal Ground

Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow

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Save The World

Happathon, Global (week 4)

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The Global Game

Crookfur Primary, East Renfrewshire

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Potion Magic Mixer

Netherlee Primary, East Renfrewshire

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Unicorn Wings

Happathon, Global (week 3)

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Recipes On the Road

Happathon, Global (week 2)

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Sharky

Alloway Primary, South Ayrshire

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Mission Environment

Saint Josephs, Glasgow

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Magic and Mindful

Saint Clares, Glasgow

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Historical History

Carolside Primary, Glasgow

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Nature Animal

Torrance Primary, Glasgow

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Scaredy Catz

InspHire, Glasgow

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Mind Mode

Kingcase Primary, Prestwick

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Understanding Emotions

Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow

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Maths Pairs

Millersneuk Primary, Glasgow

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CS Beats Maker

Saint Josephs, Clarkston

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Cracker

The Glasgow Academy, Kelvinbridge

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History Timeline Quiz

Saint Clares, Newton Mearns

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The Tune

Saint Mirins, Kings Park

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Jokes for Punctuation

Saint Cadocs, East Renfrewshire

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Piano Word

Saint Convals, Shawlands

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Port Francais

Saint Michaels, Port Glasgow

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Munchie Maths

Craigmarloch, Port Glasgow

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Word Join

Carolside, Clarkston

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Go Get Dressed

Saint Thomas, Neilston

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Bee Appy

Onthank Primary, Kilmarnock

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Answer to Win

Kirkton Primary, Carluke

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Around the World in French

Burnside Primary, Burnside

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Gator Grammar

Saint John The Baptist, Uddingston

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Space Rocket Maths

Saint Marys Primary, Duntocher

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Unicorn Personal Trainer

Saint Clare's Primary, Newton Mearns

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Happy Flower

St Aloysius Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Egyptian Treasure

Tannochside Primary, North Lanarkshire

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Clean the House

St Brigid's, North Lanarkshire

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JustKick

St Aidan's, North Lanarkshire

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Creative Hair Styles

St Andrew's, North Lanarkshire

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Help Animals

Knowetop Primary, North Lanarkshire

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MindUnwind

Currie High, Edinburgh

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Activ8

Currie High, Edinburgh

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Get Inspired

A collection of our favourite sites and resources to enable everyone to Make It Happen in the classroom or at home.

Thunkable - Courses

Learn how to build apps from Magic 8 ball to Scavenger hunt with Thunkable.

courses.thunkable.com

Hour of Code

One-hour tutorials in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

hourofcode.com

Code Club

A global network of free coding clubs for 9–13 year olds.

codeclub.org

Thunkable

Thunkable is the platform where anyone can build their own mobile apps. Available for iOS and Android.

thunkable.com

Teach Computing Science

A Guide for Primary and Early Years Practitioners

teachcs.scot

Cyber Skills Lesson

An amazing collection of free interactive cyber skills lessons that get kids excited and engaged!

cyberskillslesson.com

Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

scratch.mit.edu

CoSpaces Edu

Make AR and VR in the classroom!

cospaces.io/edu

micro:bit

Power your imagination with code.

micro:bit

Lego Mindstorms

Learn to program lego robots!

lego/mindstorms

Google Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Google.

edu.google.com

Microsoft Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Microsoft.

www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education

Apple Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Apple.

www.apple.com/uk/education/

Our Amazing Team

Alan Torrance

Space Unicorn

Gillian McLennan

Glittery Unicorn

Frances Wallace

Magical Unicorn

SWIT Primary Teacher of the Year 2019

Aidan Martin

Sparky Unicorn

Laura Torrance

Rainbow Unicorn

Kirsty Martin

Starlight Unicorn

Our Advisory Board

Colin Heilman

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Global Functions Technology at Citigroup, New York, USA

Erin Robertson

Senior communications & public affairs manager at British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Linda Allan

Honorary Professor of Health and Wellbeing at University of Glasgow & Consultant Nurse RNLD, MBA, Glasgow, UK

Toni Scullion

Computing Science teacher, founder of dressCode, Turing's Testers and co-founder of ada.scot West Lothian, UK.

Sponsors

Our superstar sponsors who make it possible for us to inspire across the U.K. and beyond!

J.P. Morgan, our platinum sponsor.

jpmorgan.com

Contact Us

We are always looking to inspire schools, teachers and volunteers.

Get in touch