Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

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....

Teaching STEM lessons with the objects and collections of Museums (1)

Image: Shutterstock/Alexandr III_jpeg Museums are established institutions, but they also exist in a changing world. How can we find relations between museums and STEM education? What are the dimensions of “museum education” as a discipline of pedagogy and how do innovative approaches in the teaching of modern science apply...

RRI in practice for schools – Handbook for teachers

Image: Shutterstock/Macrovector_jpeg The readers of this blog will agree on that the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles in educative contexts is certainly beneficial for students, as it supports them -among others- in the development of critical, creative and open-minded thinking and furthers cooperative learning aptitudes. Moreover,...

Mobile learning: still on its way!

Image: Macrovector_jpeg (2) Mobile learning is a current trend in the field of learning technologies. Mobile learning is learning that can be facilitated with the use of mobile devices and can take place anytime and anywhere. Paraphrasing the term digital native, first coined by education consultant Marc Prensky in his...

Top resources/pedagogies to integrate technology in the classroom

Engaging your students in the classroom has never been easier with easy access to affordable technology resources. These tool will help you create new and captivating lesson plans for your curriculum and help students apply the lessons in ways not available in the educational environment before. These following resources...

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Professional development for STEM teachers

Image: shutterstock_270465959-Copyright Your Design Professional development for STEM teachers should be analogous to professional development for other professionals. Becoming an effective science teacher is a continuous process that stretches from preserved experiences in undergraduate years to the end of a professional career1. Professional development for a teacher of science is...