Enhance student participation by using innovative, online resources and teaching methods in your classroom

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Student engagement is an important indicator measuring students’ performance and learning process, and largely determines what they have accumulated from their classes overall. It is also one of the most important sources of feedback for teachers reflecting the results of their practice, but also highly relevant for researchers, curriculum...

NeoTrieVR: new teaching tool for geometry lessons

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This text is a continuation of the article published on the Scientix blog on November 15, 2018 (http://blog.scientix.eu/2018/11/neotrie-vr-new-geometry-in-virtual-reality/), concerning the use of an innovative program for learning geometry in virtual reality – NeoTrie VR. The program is tested as part of a mathematics lesson at the Primary School in...

100 years under one Sky – Day II

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What does Science have to do with Diplomacy, Inclusion and Development? Science, although universally striving for objectivity, cannot always be regarded as isolated from politics or society. Current discussions about the cause and effect of climate change are just the most prominent examples. Participants of the International Astronomical Union’s...

What does Europeana offer for STEM teachers?

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In 2014, 100 years had passed since the outbreak of World War I and, throughout Europe, quite a number of events were planned then under the auspices of the European Commission. The “Europeana 1914-1918” project arrived in Sibiu, my town, and the Library of “Lucian Blaga” University hosted it...

Global citizenship training in schools

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In a society that is characterized by complexity, globalization and technological innovation, schools have a great responsibility. While employers demand flexibility, creativity and the ability to learn independently and continuously from their employees, students have difficulty staying focused in school. Let’s discover possible solutions! Today’s students find it difficult...

STEAM escape room: How to integrate STEM activities in an escape room made by students for students

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Abstract Pupils and teachers of primary and secondary education from Croatia, Syros, Greece and France and one inclusion class of a mainstream primary school from Salamina, Greece founded and collaborated on the project “Learn to Escape” (December 2017-June 2018), maybe the first escape room in Europe and perhaps in...

The BLOOM competition: new in entries in the BLOOM School Box

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Between 25 March and 30 April 2019, the participants of the “Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools” Massive Open Online Course were invited to submit their learning scenarios to the BLOOM “Teach bioeconomy!” competition. The subject? Teaching bioeconomy in STEM lessons. The 36 eligible submissions were evaluated in a two-stage...

STEM4All

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This post originally appeared on the STEM Discovery Week blog. We are republishing it with slight changes because of the direct connection to Scientix resources. For this year’s STEM Discovery Week, as headmaster of Ano Syros Primary School, I – along with the students of the fourth grade –...

BE CLIL! – The positive impact of bilingual education and TechnoCLIL

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The field of Internationalism is focusing more and more on the importance of second language acquisition and bilingual education since primary years. That is because social and cultural demands, together with the expansion of a multicultural society and mobility, are among the main objects of discussion within EU. It...