Computers have the ability to process information much faster than humans. What if they could be taught to learn like we can? Today’s video is all about creating models that can help our code to learn about different hand signals that represent peace.

We will be using the mBlock website to create our code:

We will be teaching our code using a technique called “supervised learning”, but there are other types of machine learning. To learn more about this interesting subject you can watch this video:

Today we will create a skyline animation using the parallax effect. It is this effect that gives many of your favourite video games and animations their feeling of movement. Our character will look like they are moving through the animation, but we will really be moving background layers at different speeds to create a realistic movement effect.

Today’s Digital Skill is all about learning some of the languages that computers use to make websites. We will be using notepad++ to write code in HTML and CSS to build our very own website.

Pour la compétence numérique d'aujourd'hui, nous utiliserons Scratch pour créer un message d'intérêt public interactif sur la Journée de la Terre afin de faire passer un message sur l'action climatique ou la protection des océans. Les messages d'intérêt public sont des vidéos créées pour attirer l'attention du public et modifier ses attitudes et son comportement face à un problème social.

Aujourd'hui, notre thème se concentre sur l'objectif 14 des ODD de l'ONU : La vie sous l'eau.

Des océans et des mers en bonne santé sont essentiels à notre existence : ils couvrent 70 % de notre planète et nous en dépendons pour notre alimentation, notre énergie et notre eau. Pourtant, nous avons réussi à causer d'énormes dégâts à ces précieuses ressources. Nous devons les protéger en éliminant la pollution et la surpêche et commencer tout de suite à gérer et à protéger de manière responsable toute la vie marine dans le monde. L'objectif 14 comporte plusieurs cibles visant à mettre en place des mesures de conservation et d'utilisation durable des océans.

oin Gary as he introduces the Brilliant Labs Minecraft server and challenges participants to consider how coral reefs are in danger all over the world due to climate change. One way humans have been helping is by building new structures for coral to grow. In this video Gary walks participants through how to access the Brilliant Labs Minecraft server while considering how to build your own coral reef! Learn more about coral reefs: (Georgia Aquarium Project) If you don't have a mincraft account you will need: Computer, Phone etc Minecraft Software and Account Cost $10 - $40 Register and join the Brilliant Labs Minecraft Server. Minecraft Coral Crafters 4 types of Coral Reefs: Atolls Barrier reefs Patch reefs Fringing reefs Examples of each reef type can be found in the “Function reefs” Minecraft Lesson Plan ( Fringing Reef: South Molokai Barrier Reef: Great Barrier Reef Atoll: Aldabra Atoll Patch Reef: Buck Island Reef Your Challenge 1-pick 1 of the 4 types of reefs for your design 2-design your coral reef including 1 unique addition (innovation, change, new way of building, new material?) 3-screen shot your project and send us a description of how your design was unique.

Musical Sonic Pi

3 years ago

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create your own unique piece of music? What emotions or themes will your music send to others?

In today's digital skill, we will create a piece of music with new and different sounds in whatever style you choose. Many different effects can be used and the choices of sounds, sequences, amplitudes and variances will create a unique piece that you can share with friends and family.

This digital skill meets the requirements of the Brilliant Labs Multi media badge.

Get ready to create your stop motion story using Google: Stop Motion Animator, Stop Motion Studio App or Google Slides. These are free programs that are easy to use and will make your objects or characters come to life! Have fun and be sure to share your new stop motion story with us! #MakerFun

Learn how to code the Fibonacci sequence with Scratch! How can you change the code to make different patterns? Can you replicate another pattern from nature?

Writing stories can help youth share their feelings, while teaching them valuable literacy skills. In this short tutorial Sarah visually shares how to create a story. Watch and create your own! Don't forget to share it with us on any of our Brilliant Labs social media channels.

Dans cette vidéo, nous allons terminer notre jeu sur l'empreinte écologique.

Nous allons créer une scène et des questions sur notre empreinte écologique en lien avec notre routine pour aller à l’école. À la fin de la vidéo, vous aurez ajouté la toile de fond de la fin et testé votre nouveau jeu Scratch. Il s'agit de la cinquième partie d'une série de cinq vidéos.

Time Capsule

3 years ago

Today is the perfect day to get outside and capture a moment in time! Join eight-year-old Hunter, from Nova Scotia, as he shares how you can make your very own time capsule. All you need is a waterproof container (Glass jars don’t work well outside.If you’re hiding it in your home, any container will do!) things that you love and will remind you of these moments in time. For example: write a letter, store receipts, photographs, articles, or anything else you think will help future generations understand what life was like for a kid in 2020. After you finish your time capsule project why not create a Scratch game to mark your steps and create a map to find your capsule in the future!

TinkerCAD signup

3 years ago

Quick tinkercad signup instructions

For today's Digital Skill, we will explore the benefits of using a virtual prototyping space (TinkerCAD Circuits) for complex circuits like the one found inside the child's telephone toy in this intro. Following this overview of why this toy telephone is being deconstructed, head over to this LINK HERE so my colleague John can take you through how to get started with TinkerCAD Circuits.

Your message or cause for change, whether it be in your community or a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG), is important. You will want to create images and videos that will spark emotion and create a Call to Action. In this video, you'll learn how to use Adobe Spark, a free to use software, that will help you develop beautiful engaging videos that will motivate others to join your movement, share your message or support the needs of others. Learn more about the U.N. SDGs

Get Adobe Spark:


Adobe Spark on iOS:

How to use Adobe Spark to Create a Video (Desktop Version):

Resources for Media Assets

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Join Nellie as she as explains what Brilliant Labs #MakerFun is all about. Every week day at 10am for a new Make-At-Home activity & 1pm for an Outdoor activity or a Digital Learning skill while schools are closed. For cardboard tips/tricks & how to use Flipgrid visit these sites.

Rejoignez Nellie pour qu’elle vous explique ce qu’est l’initiative #FunCreatif des Labos Créatifs. Chaque jour de la semaine à 10h, nous vous partagerons une nouvelle activité “fabriquez à la maison” & 13h une activité en plein air ou un astuce d’apprentissage numérique et ce pendant que les écoles sont fermées. Pour des conseils et trucs sur le carton et l’utilisation de Flipgrid, visitez ces sites.


Cardboard attachments:

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How to use Flipgrid (kids):

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