Archive for the ‘Ambassadors’ Category

Where do I find hands-on Physics resources?

Experimentation, whether it is structured or not, is a fundamental aspect of learning Physics, not only because of the role it plays in the scientific research itself that we must present to our students, but also because of its cognitive importance as it is linked to carrying out experiments...

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Math Teaching at Your Fingertips

Image: shutterstock_445203994 “If you present math the way it really is, this fantastic expression of human creativity and ingenuity, people do want to read that!” – Steven Strogatz, professor at Cornell University We all know how important it is that children experience mathematical activities across a range of contexts and locations...

Scientix Ambassadors and their students rocking national and international science competitions

If there is one great thing about working with Scientix Ambassadors, it is keeping up with their amazing activities and restless passion to prove to the future generation how cool STEM subjects are! Each Scientix Ambassador finds many creative and innovative ways to motivate students to learn more about...

From coding to modeling

  Scratch is a free visual programming environment. It’s used by students, teachers, parents to create stories, animations, games (serious games and not only). In Scratch you can learn to code without giving up creativity, collaboration (there are over 20 million shared projects), thinkering. But is it possible construct...

Open contents in an Open society

Image: shutterstock_266968544 Copyright Gurza Introduction At present, with the increasing growing of the information and communication technologies in education due, among other things, to networks such as the Internet and the lower price and diversification of hardware devices, it is essential and necessary to develop educational contents in digital format....

Experiences on the 8th edition of the ITworldEdu conference – Innovating in Education

Image: Flickr/Mikel Agirregabiria/ 20160308_115148_HDR Building on the success of the previous year, Scientix was invited for a second time to take part in one of the sessions during the 8th edition of the itworldedu conference (Barcelona, 7-8 March, 2016) with a workshop titled “Scientix and the usage of Technology in...

STEM in Pre-school, one experience in a school of Portugal

We know that the use of technology have an impact on society, education and consequently in pre-school education. The internet, computers and mobile devices, particularly tablets and smartphones, achieved a huge popularity in recent years due to its great versatility and multifunctionality increasingly being used naturally in the day...

Kodukup 2014

My four pupils and I had an opportunity to take part in the amazing Codecamp and Kodukup competition, hosted at the Microsoft Innovation center in Brussels on the 13-15th of October. The idea of the competition was to create (code) a computer game by using Microsoft´s KODU Game Lab...