Endless Giggles

Elvis Parsley from Manor Primary School claimed a well earned victory in #HappyPlant 2016.

From left to right:
Manor Primary School official, Alyna G, Alexa P, HE Dr Abdulla al Karam, HE Emmanuel Kamariankis, Adam T, Daniel A, Mr Adam Gray, Sam N, Dr Kiran Tangri

#HappyPlant

#HappyPlant, a groundbreaking Phenomenon-Based Learning challenge requires students to design, create and code an artificially intelligent happiness and sustainability "tour guide". Students connect a living plant to the Internet of Things (IoT) via an Intel® development board for physical computing. Once connected, students promote their plant on social media while learning key communication skills.

#HappyPlant is centered on Phenomenon-Based Learning, whereby students learn STEAM within the core curriculum, 21st-Century Skills, making, coding and collaboration, as they innovate their way to a happier and more sustainable future.

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Process

Design

Design

Students were asked to form a collaborative innovation team in order to design an artificially intelligent plant. A real life plant that chats? You got it! The innovation teams, were tasked with researching and selecting a plant and then turning it into a happiness expert. These creative, excitable and gritty students left nothing to chance and before we knew it there were 44 newly intelligent plants on this Earth.

Make

Make

The Innovation Teams, equipped with a Kalebr Innovation Kit including an Intel® development board for physical computing, various accessories and access to the Kalebr Challenge platform, students were ready to make something amazing. They found assembling the kit was just the start, many Teams built specialised housing to protect all the sensitive tech that provided their happy plants with brainpower. Finally, the students got creative and gave their plant's outfits befitting their chosen plant.

Code

Code

#HappyPlant saw first-time coders jumping head first into coding without belly flopping into the intricate complexity of computer science. innovation teams using Kalebr's innovation the "Visual Coding Tool" begun coding basic computer programmes in a matter of minutes. These basic programmes become the intricate code responsible for the personalities of the team's plants.

Engage

Engage

The Innovation Teams, after building and perfecting their happiness experts were challenged to engage the community and send happiness to as many people as possible. The teams promoted their plants across digital and traditional mediums so members of the sustainable world community could visit, get happier, learn about sustainability and finally cast their vote for their fav plants.

Celebrate

Celebrate

What all the hard work and innovation was completed the students celebrated like it was 2099! November 27th saw the #HappyPlant from Kalebr Challenge Innovation Celebration hosted at the KHDA. The Innovation Celebration was an event where the Innovation Teams showcased everything they had learnt on their #HappyPlant journey. Judges comprising of industry thought leaders, expert educators and government officials gave positive, objective and constructive feedback to all the Innovation Teams and used this information to select winners for each of the categories.


Manor Primary School, #HappyPlant grand Champions 2016 were the most consistent performers across all seven categories of #HappyPlant. They lead the way in innovation, creativity, sustainability and happiness and did so in the swaggiest way possible. Elvis Parsley, Manor Primary School's entry to the challenge is a Parsley plant, personified as "The King" - Elvis Parsley. Manor Primary were able to make Elvis as happy as possible, as often as possible, while showing true commitment to sustainability and innovation.

So much innovation, so much happiness and a well deserved win from the #CodeLegends at Manor Primary.


Innovation and happiness in your classroom, all year round. Kalebr Projects.

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Knowledge partner

Dubai Knowledge

Technology partner

Intel

Sustainability partner

Dubai Carbon

Radio partner

Dubai Eye

UAE Innovates

UAE Innovates

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