Archive for the ‘Scientix’ Category

Coding recent history in Italy

All pictures are the author’s own. It was January 13th 2016 when Prof. Alessandro Bogliolo (University of Urbino) launched the first video lesson of the MOOC: Coding in your classroom, now! Hundreds of teachers followed him, interested in introducing coding and computational thinking in their classrooms. Since then, that...

Sharing experience using NeoTrie to teach geometry

Photo by stem.T4L on Unsplash Spatial reasoning is a basic skill in geometry, and the relation between early spatial thinking and later mathematical developments has been recorded for decades. This knowledge should be developed in children at the earliest possible age. The American National Research Council (National Research Council, 2006) considers spatial...

Enhance student participation by using innovative, online resources and teaching methods in your classroom

Student engagement is an important indicator measuring students’ performance and learning process, and largely determines what they have accumulated from their classes overall. It is also one of the most important sources of feedback for teachers reflecting the results of their practice, but also highly relevant for researchers, curriculum...

Global citizenship training in schools

In a society that is characterized by complexity, globalization and technological innovation, schools have a great responsibility. While employers demand flexibility, creativity and the ability to learn independently and continuously from their employees, students have difficulty staying focused in school. Let’s discover possible solutions! Today’s students find it difficult...

The BLOOM competition: new in entries in the BLOOM School Box

Between 25 March and 30 April 2019, the participants of the “Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools” Massive Open Online Course were invited to submit their learning scenarios to the BLOOM “Teach bioeconomy!” competition. The subject? Teaching bioeconomy in STEM lessons. The 36 eligible submissions were evaluated in a two-stage...

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...

InSight’s landing at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA – 2nd day: Landing day, 26th November

Second day at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, “the landing day” or also called “D-Day” for the InSight team, but also for the partners of the project in France (Centre National d’ Etudes Spatiales, Institut physique du Globe de Paris, University of Nantes, SODERM) who had worked...

Scientix brings together STEM teachers and researchers for World Space Week 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece

To celebrate World Space Week 2018, in Thessaloniki, Greece, Antatolia College Center for STEM Education hosted a Space and Astronomy program during the weekend of October 6-7. During this weekend program researchers from the University of Leiden Space and Astronomy Society and from Aristotle University Aeronautics and Space team...