An idea to inspire childrens digital learning started with 4 schools in the Glasgow area reaching 2000 children with our Space Unicorn Maths.
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!
Our winning apps have been installed across the Globe from China to the USA to the Republic of Congo to Argentina and Vietnam!
Make It Happen Club registered as a charity SCIO SC049247! Our aim ... to Inspire Childrens Digital Learning!
Running Make It Happen workshops as part of this event for children aged 4-14 and their parents.
150 Volunteers are taking Make It Happen to 50 schools and 20,000 children, so much inspiration!
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!
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.
COP 26 arrived in Glasgow and we launched our COP26 inspired app design competition to hear from the next generation what their ideas are!
How many different jobs can you think of? What do you already know about these jobs? Think about a job you would love to know more about or a job you would like to do in the future.
Now think about how an app might be able to teach us about different jobs and make us aware of any important in formation. Remember, this is your app, anything is possible so think of a way to explain jobs in a fun way for young people your age.
What is your app called? How would you describe it? How will your app tell us more about jobs? Be creative and draw what your app would look like to it’s users. Focus on one job and the information we would need to know about this job. Tell us how the app would work. Remember, anything is possible!
Your app could teach us about jobs through words, stories, videos, games, quizzes or whatever else your imagination can think up!.
The winning ideas will help the Skills Development Scotland team create new resources for primary schools pupils. These will explore lots of different jobs in a fun and interactive way.
Our expert panel will review all entries and pick prize winners from the following categories:
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.
Use our inspiring poster here to announce Scottish Digital Literacy Week to your pupils - Digital Literacy Week .
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 .
Step by Step instructions for you to follow alongside the video S1 - S2 Written Instructions .
Watch the Video Code Along S1 - S2 Video Tutorials .
See all our challenges here Maths Week Challenges.
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 .
1st Team Player, Defence
1st Team Player, Defence
1st Team Player, Midfield
1st Team Player, Midfield
1st Team Player, Defence
Then use our Going for Gold entry form to design and submit your entry!
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!!
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 email@example.com
Use our Going for Gold entry form to design and submit your entry!
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!
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
Overall Best Classes 🥇
Will receive Football lesson from Glasgow City FC
|Primary 6/7||Bargeddie Primary, North Lanarkshire|
|Primary 5a||Saint Clare's Primary, East Renfrewshire|
|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|
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.
We are delighted to share our curated set of materials for Make It Happen High
A guided set of lessons targetted at High Schools for 5 sessions going from Designing to Coding an app
|Session Number||Session Type||Material|
|1||Designing an App||MIHH - 1 Designing An App|
|2||Coding - Session 1||
MIHH - 2 Thunkable - Introduction
MIHH - 3 Thunkable - Login Screen
|3||Coding - Session 2||MIHH - 4 Thunkable - Red Screen|
|4||Coding - Session 3||MIHH - 5 Thunkable - Green Screen|
|5||Coding - Session 4||
MIHH - 6 Thunkable - Blue Screen
MIHH - 7 Thunkable - Update to Login Screen
Learn how to build apps from Magic 8 ball to Scavenger hunt with Thunkable.courses.thunkable.com
One-hour tutorials in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.hourofcode.com
A global network of free coding clubs for 9–13 year olds.codeclub.org
Thunkable is the platform where anyone can build their own mobile apps. Available for iOS and Android.thunkable.com
A Guide for Primary and Early Years Practitionersteachcs.scot
An amazing collection of free interactive cyber skills lessons that get kids excited and engaged!cyberskillslesson.com
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
Make AR and VR in the classroom!cospaces.io/edu
Power your imagination with code.micro:bit
Learn to program lego robots!lego/mindstorms
A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Google.edu.google.com
A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Microsoft.www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education
A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Apple.www.apple.com/uk/education/
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Global Functions Technology at Citigroup, New York, USA
Senior communications & public affairs manager at British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Honorary Professor of Health and Wellbeing at University of Glasgow & Consultant Nurse RNLD, MBA, Glasgow, UK