Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Innovation in Education During a Period of Social Isolation

As of March 31, 185 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America announced their school and university closings. “Students, their parents, and educators around the world are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel coronavirus as schools are shutting down and quarantine methods...

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...

Science Education teamwork during the current crisis

During the past month, we have seen a common reality that has been transforming and challenging all sectors. In the Science Education Department at European Schoolnet, we have followed the situation closely as regards to STEM education, teachers and students. And as a team, we also faced many challenges...

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...

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...

What does Europeana offer for STEM teachers?

In 2014, 100 years had passed since the outbreak of World War I and, throughout Europe, quite a number of events were planned then under the auspices of the European Commission. The “Europeana 1914-1918” project arrived in Sibiu, my town, and the Library of “Lucian Blaga” University hosted it...

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...