Archive for the ‘Out-of-class activities’ Category

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Isola Dei Makers Sardinia – The Museum of the Future

L’Isola dei Makers: where businesses, institutions and professionals meet “L’Isola dei Makers” (Makers Island) was the first digital fair to take place in Sardinia to disseminate new digital technologies. It consisted of three days, from 16 to 18 October 2020, dedicated to innovation. The aim was to offer a...

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...

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...

Teachers and Students Adapting to a Pandemic Situation

Before we were fully affected by the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus, I was carrying out what I have called a “Scientific Expedition to Riotinto and Doñana” with a group of 60 students between 14 and 16 years of secondary and high school – as you can see in...

STEM Adventure During the Online Teaching Period

As a primary school teacher in School Elena Doamna, Tecuci – Romania I started a great interdisciplinary adventure with my 8 years-old students during this online teaching period. Would you care to join us? The adventure started from reading together, as an online activity, the text from the book...

NeoTrieVR: new teaching tool for geometry lessons

This text is a continuation of the article published on the Scientix blog on November 15, 2018 (http://blog.scientix.eu/2018/11/neotrie-vr-new-geometry-in-virtual-reality/), concerning the use of an innovative program for learning geometry in virtual reality – NeoTrie VR. The program is tested as part of a mathematics lesson at the Primary School in...

STEAM escape room: How to integrate STEM activities in an escape room made by students for students

Abstract Pupils and teachers of primary and secondary education from Croatia, Syros, Greece and France and one inclusion class of a mainstream primary school from Salamina, Greece founded and collaborated on the project “Learn to Escape” (December 2017-June 2018), maybe the first escape room in Europe and perhaps in...

Science debate in class

Education systems in most European countries face the same challenge: how to raise the level of scientific literacy, including reasoning in STEM subjects. In addition, students’ rhetorical skills – argumentation, oral presentation – are insufficient, which leads to inaccurate use of language and susceptibility to ‘fake news’. The EU...