Coding and the Internet

15 hour course for students between 10 and 13 years

This unique course brings together creative thinking, coding, electronics and how the internet can be used to bring about the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is being hailed as the next technological leap forward and will transform all aspects of our everyday life. Students are already facing these new technologies and they will be the ones to grasp the opportunities that the IoT will bring in the very near future.  

This course is targeted towards students between the ages of 10 and 13 and will be conducted in 1.5 hour sessions once weekly. Students attending the course will gain practical knowledge on how to code basic IOT applications and put them into practice using a BBC Micro:Bit.

Course Schedule:

Session 1: Computational Thinking - Creative Thinking 

Session 2: Introduction to IoT - Introduction to Electronics

Session 3: Introduction to Electronics - Introduction to Hardware

Session 4: Introduction to Coding

Session 5: Introduction to Coding

Session 6: Working with MICROBIT board

Session 7: Working with MICROBIT board

Session 8: Working with MICROBIT board

Session 9: Project development using MICROBIT board

Session 10:  Project development using MICROBIT board - Presentation of Projects


February 2017 - Times of Malta - We do need this education.


Venue: STC (Pembroke)

Date: Every Thursday, starting on the 16th of March 2017  between 16:30 and 18:00 (10 sessions)


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Newspapers and Media:


The Times of Malta - February  2017 - We do need this education


The Independent - February 2017 - Creolabs preparing students for the Internet of Things (IoT)





Coding and the Internet (IoT) TUTORS:


undefined  Ing. Sara Baldwin - Electronics and Hardware Applications

Sara is an energetic and lively person, who instils motivation in others by sharing her passions and knowledge. She is a graduate electrical engineer and holds a masters in oceanography. Through her traveling, Sara exposed herself to different ideas that made her aware that education is more than books and classrooms. An inventor at heart, Sara believes in learning by doing, and is currently working with Creolabs to develop innovative courses and to encourage children and youths to explore their creativity and innovation skills through practical/experimental education.



undefined  Stefanie Gauci - Coding

Stefanie Gauci is a warranted secondary school teacher delivering ICT, Computing and IT VET lessons to students aged 11 to 15 years. Apart from teaching, Stefanie is involved in a number of extra curricular activities such as guiding students in innovative projects, taking part in the InGenious European Project and other STEM projects as well as being involved in a number of educational seminars and courses. She also was involved in the editing and publishing of the school magazine, while contributing in creating, maintaining and updating of the School’s Facebook page.

Before successfully achieving her postgraduate certificate in teaching, she has completed her first degree in Business and Computing and went on to continue her studies by achieving first class honours in her second degree in Computer Science.

Apart from teaching, Stefanie spent some time working as a solutions developer which has given her an all round perspective of how the industry works and what is expected from those who want to work in this area. This helps her to plan her lessons and guide her students better to help them achieve their goals.

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