Archive for the ‘Ambassadors’ Category

Create your own Science Center with your students!

Science centers are wonderful places for informal learning.  Visitors can see flashy, colorful experiments and interact with captivating devices. It is a great way to awaken and keep the natural interest in Science of every student. So what can be better than visiting one? Building one for yourself of...

Window into Europe

We are no longer alone, we are now one in Europe. Our classes collaborate with students from other countries, while teachers organize activities with colleagues from diverse nations using educational platforms designed for sharing, such as eTwinning and Scientix. eTwinning is a project of the European Commission that aims...

Effective Mentoring as Part of the Training of Science Teachers

Carrying out practical experiments is judged an essential aspect of science teaching.  Indeed, some schools consider it best practice to perform a practical activity in every science lesson. Generally, practical activities aim to teach students how to develop hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, make observations and report them, interpret...

Collecting plastic on an “apparently clean” beach in Cyprus

Have you ever thought there is plastic on a clean beach? Read on to find out how to build a sustainable world free from plastic! On a sunny Tuesday morning in Faro Beach in Paphos Cyprus, a group of people with white caps are searching for something in the...

STEM, new trends and pedagogy of the (near) future

Why STEM? In the United States the first changes seen in school occurred after President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, later updated under the Obama legislation in 2015. The focus is now on a new method of student training in order to guarantee greater...

EU Code Week 2018

Are you ready to get involved? The first literacy Coding Campaign of this new school year is about to start! EU Code Week 2018 coming and this year there will be two weeks to plan and organize events. Save the date: 6-21 October! We did it last year and it was...

Gamification in High School Math classes

Abstract: Two cross-curricular eTwinning Problem Based Learning projects developed by 3 9th grade classes of a Humanities high school in Italy: in one project students learned how they can cooperate with foreign partners and then debate together about the topics they learned in the other project students learned Maths...

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...

Agorà 3D Urban Creativity as an Innovative Path for Future Jobs

The project originates from the observation that most of the time, urban spaces are designed and built without analyzing the needs of new generations. This probably happens because the culture of listening and interpretation is lacking in students and they are not directly involved in the conception/transformation of urban...

The Use of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Mathematics Classroom

Image taken from: https://pixabay.com/en/clouds-female-game-girl-model-1845517/ (Creative Commons) Remember this article about virtual reality and how it helps teaching? The main point was that it makes teaching more enjoyable and memorable, therefore it allows the content of the lesson to be memorable for years. Now you can read about an actual tool...