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Girls in STEM

***** This article is a guest contribution. ***** The need to get more girls involved in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has never been more present in mainstream media than it is today. From articles to documentaries, from big events to radio features – getting women...

23rd Science Projects Workshop at the Future Classroom Lab

The award ceremony for the Scientix & STEM Alliance contests that took place for the winners of the STEM Discovery Week (23-27 April) was organized during the weekend of 22-24 Jun 2018. Among others, a total of 47 teachers representing their schools attended the event. There were 31 award...

Programming with sensors

Introduction We are listening nowadays about the importance of learning a code language from the school, like a new literacy. Coding skills have mainly being integrated in the curriculum of the Primary and Secondary students in a large number of European countries. The concept of computational thinking refers to...

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Tech, Tablets, and Effects on Education

Image: shutterstock_116533162 Where we are (the current situation) As technology becomes more advanced then ever, it’s no surprise it’s is being brought into the classroom at younger and younger ages every year. Where typing used to be the most technology advanced class not too long ago (and often only taught...

Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills

This article relates to the project “Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills.” The project was implemented from October 1st to December 20th, 2014 by the Association “Parents in Education”. Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Centre in...

Why my students do like Scratch

I think that the concept “one size fits all” is the most frustrating idea in the learning system today as it does not give children many of opportunities to individualize their learning. Building a Lego sculpture, making an original drawing or giving free reins to the students’ imagination are...