Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Innovative Learning

Lot of us know that we need smart, creative, innovative, problem-solving and collaborative people in our working environment. Education should prepare and train students for that. So, the old model of infusing information into brains to be able to repeat it, is definitely not the right way. We all...

Start making! – It’s easy

Making is new branch of the Do It Yourself approach, which uses new technology to enable people to make whatever they want. The flagship of movement is Make magazine and the Instructables website (https://www.instructables.com/). The seminal book of Sylvia L. Martinez and Gary Stager, Invent to Learn has shown...

Climate change – What does the future bring? – Part II.

This article is the second one out of five, featuring stories about how teachers and their students relate to climate change.   Climate Change – Natural Disasters and School Society Georgios Chatzigeorgiou, biologist, 2nd General Lyceum of Oreokastro, Greece   General Information Climate change is a change in the...

Summer school at Rifugio Garibaldi- Lombardy (Italy): An Effective Example of Citizen Science

A holistic experience, a result of collaboration between school and university, to raise young people’s awareness about management, development and protection of mountain areas. In the last years, the Citizen Science initiatives in schools have become an object of strong interest and study, providing students with practical and real-life...

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...

From Pixel to Plastic: Using Europeana as a resource for 3D printing projects

Image: Telescópio. Original available on Europeana: Telescopio refractor. For the students in this class, the challenge began with a test of the Art and Astronomy through the Ages scenario, one of the learning scenarios available under the Europeana DSI-3 project. After testing the scenario, we found that it did not...