If you are 9 years old and above, and love playing games,
take part in this nationwide competition, where you get to create a game
by using open-source technology and share your creation with others.
WHAT IS Junior Innovate?
Junior Innovate is a competition to inspire digital creator mindset and life skills amongst primary school students in preparation for jobs of the future.
- Students today consume rather than create with technology. They indulge heavily in social media and computer games.
- The program provides opportunity for them to create and apply open-source technologies in various fields.
- In a consuming mode as opposed to creating mode, students lack opportunities to develop life skills — communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
- The program provides opportunity for them to invest in developing the projects of their interest. The experiential learning journey nurtures their life skills.
Components in Junior innovate
- Embedded system with Scratch programming
- Complementing schools’ coding class
- Relating coding to the physical world
- Realising ideas and learnings
- Build physical projects incorporating technology
- Present their projects
- A platform to apply English
IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM
- Coding, Embedded System and other related knowledge for Industry 4.0
- Application of English
- 21st century teaching skills
- Exposes students to coding, embedded system and other related knowledge for Industry 4.0
- A platform for students to apply English
- Opportunity for students to apply Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
- Creation of innovative projects annually
- Creating awareness amongst parents on the importance of digital making
- A knowledge that the teachers can take along with them whichever schools they go and continue to create an impact
- Senior students will be able to guide junior students through the digital maker club platform
- Teachers hold boot camp in school
- Two students per team
- Teams prepare for video submission
- Submit a 5-minute video of the team pitching and demonstrating a working prototype by 31 December 2020
- Receive a certificate of participation (national level) upon the submission of the video
- No maximum number of teams per school
- Finalists will be announced by 17 January 2021
- 2nd round (semi-finals on 18 and 24 January 2021):
Fifty teams will be selected to compete in a virtual open day where they will pitch live.
- 3rd round (finals on 31 January 2021):
Twenty teams will be selected to compete in a virtual open day where they will pitch live.