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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...

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...

Why do gadgets replace specialized equipment in STEM classrooms? 

Picture: PureSolution_jpeg How has classroom equipment evolved? Specialized equipment has been an essential part of education processes for ages. Dummy swords in medieval ages, wooden toys, later dice, globes, maps had become essential part of learning and training. When the classroom emerged as a learning environment, some of its physical...