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Building a Spanish Scientix Ambassador team in the time of Covid19

This article is the memories of a Scientix Ambassadors Team in Spain. A great privilege to be part of this team is within us. We wake up accompanied by “Chat for Diplomacy”: how we refer to ourselves, with sympathy and complicity. The sun is rising in the mountains, and...

Teachers Training in Pandemia Times

Schools are in a holiday period and they have been going on distant education activities in Turkey from the middle of March. This process has shown how important the use of technology is for teachers. Perhaps it was the first time for many teachers to teach remotely. In that...

Teaching real-life 3D printing lessons

In recent years, 3D printing becomes available in manufacturing and today it offers awesome results and possibilities to create almost everything, from small objects to houses and medical implants. 3D printing enables many opportunities for everyone to be a maker. As Laura Fleming said: “Makers movement is about moving...

Schools are closed, but our curiosity is not!

Can we continue investigating with materials that we have at home? Yes, and from an early age.  During the lockdown period, a lot of students spend many hours in front of a screen; as an alternative, we can encourage them to carry out experiments that activate their desire to...

New challenges and new skills during a pandemic

All schools in the world on all continents are now facing new challenges. Each responsible teacher moved from their classroom to a distance learning environment. Not only teachers and parents but also children/students are in stressful situations. The task of each teacher is to create a comfortable and safe...

The online learning experience of a Scientix Ambassador

I am Dhurata Myrtollari, an Albanian language teacher in lower secondary education in Tirana, Albania. I am also an ambassador for the Scientix and eTwinning network. I have followed for 5 years trainings offered by Scientix and eTwinning. During this time, I have also been part of Edmodo which...

An opportunity arises from the emergency: let’s code from home!?

Schools have been closed for several weeks now… Students are at home and the teachers must get to them. How? With distance learning! Here the emergency turns into an opportunity. Digital tools become means to reach students and support them in a moment of dismay and confusion. Nothing can...

We cannot go to the museum in person, but we can virtually

During the current academic year 2019-2020, I had the opportunity to be part of the Europeana Education User Group. One of the tasks has been to develop a Learning Scenario (example included) with my students in order to work with the Europeana material. Specifically, my students created an exhibition...