Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

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...

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...

Building 3D holograms with your students

Introduction A hologram is a three-dimensional image of an object that we can almost grasp. Many students following videos on the Internet know how to make a holographic projector. In this article we want to use poor materials and technologies to create an interdisciplinary teaching activity on holograms that...

Programming with sensors

Introduction We are listening nowadays about the importance of learning a code language from the school, like a new literacy. Coding skills have mainly being integrated in the curriculum of the Primary and Secondary students in a large number of European countries. The concept of computational thinking refers to...