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

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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...

Girls in STEM

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***** This article is a guest contribution. ***** The need to get more girls involved in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has never been more present in mainstream media than it is today. From articles to documentaries, from big events to radio features – getting women...

23rd Science Projects Workshop at the Future Classroom Lab

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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

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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...

Affordances of Augmented Reality in STEM Education

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Photo by Serge Kutuzov on Unsplash Serge Kutuzov Augmented reality (AR) is a trending technology that merges the physical and digital world in real time. The user can experience the technology through mobile devices, AR glasses and more recently through holograms. Throughout the last decade hundreds of researches have...

The Use of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Mathematics Classroom

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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...

A Taste of Green – An implementation of an OSOS project on the quality of olive oils

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Image taken from: https://pixabay.com/en/olive-oil-salad-dressing-cooking-968657/  (Creative Commons) Introduction The OSOS project (Open School for Open Societies), is an EU project, involving the “Idis Foundation – Città della Scienza” as a coordinator in Italy, with the final goal of promoting and supporting a renaissance of civic culture based on the idea...