You don’t have to grow up to be a scientist
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CC-By provided by the author This project includes multidisciplinary STEM activities. English and Science teachers are the ones who participated in this project. My students and I integrated all the activities to the objective of English, Science and ICT curriculum. Students used English language for all the activities. We integrated them with the learning outcomes of English: teachers’ and students’ presentation, greeting and meeting people, describing places (schools, towns, countries.  Learning outcomes of Science: here was combined knowledge from many scientific domains (Biology, Geol ..read more
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A hackathon challenge
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2w ago
CC-By provided by the author A hackathon offers a fun way to engage students in solving real, concrete problems. Proposing activities that implement this methodology facilitates learning, stimulates creativity, and encourages participation. The fifth-grade students of I.C. S.G. Bosco di Napoli participated in a project that involved solving exciting educational challenges. These activities allowed the students to learn collaboration, effective discussion, and to find creative and original solutions to problems unrelated to their disciplines. The realization of presentation videos of their work ..read more
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Mathematics for Sustainable Development
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3w ago
CC-By provided by the author The Mathematics for Sustainable Development (MaSuD) Erasmus+ project combines two educational issues: math anxiety and raising awareness on environmental issues. Math anxiety is defined as “the panic, helplessness, paralysis, and mental disorganisation that arises among some people when they are required to solve a mathematical problem” (Tobias & Weissbrod, 1980). Math anxiety is usually linked with the curriculum and teaching styles experienced in the classroom which often focus on memorisation and recitation, emphasising a black-and-white, right-or-wrong appr ..read more
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Book review – 50 Women in Technology
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1M ago
CC-BY provided by author Author Cheryl Robson presents concise biographies of 50 remarkable women who have made significant contributions to the field of technology. The book celebrates the achievements of women from diverse backgrounds across the globe. These individuals emerge as true champions of change, leaving lasting and indelible marks on the technological landscape. While I was already acquainted with a handful of women in technology, such as Rosalind Franklin, Nettie Stevens, and Lise Meitner, most of the individuals featured in the book were new to me. Exploring their success stories ..read more
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Education for a sustainable and innovative future through STEM Teaching
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1M ago
CC-BY provided by the author Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Education is a key tool in promoting sustainable development and innovation. The question remains, however, when to start and how to make it happen? From childhood, people start to establish their values, beliefs and aspirations, learning and actively engaging in sustainability and global challenges. Children become involved in shaping a more sustainable reality, starting from their own family, and then becoming active citizens of society. This should make us believe tha ..read more
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The Magical Tree
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1M ago
CC-BY provided by the author Plants are the foundation of all life on earth. From serving our food system, to contributing to biotechnology solutions for global challenges, the importance of plants is undeniable. Yet, plants are often overlooked and taken for granted.  Teaching children about plants is a good opportunity to help them learn about healthy living. Plant literacy is an important topic to address in early school education, and it conducts to high knowledge of plants and their role in our environment. When science content and language mastery are explored in unison, both s ..read more
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Global thinkers – Local Solvers: You want an ideal city, solve the problems of your city
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2M ago
 Picture provided by the author, attribution CC-By.  Introduction During the school year 2022-2023, the project Global Thinkers – Local Solvers was implemented as part of the eTwinning project “Artful STEAM Tellers, Creative STEAM Solvers.” The project aimed to promote the concept of an inclusive city through participatory design. Six Kindergartens from Greece and Turkey, 18 early childhood educators, and 160 children participated in the project, where they envisioned a city that is accessible, sustainable, ecological, emotional, and smart, the “City of their Dreams.” Creating sustai ..read more
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Game Based Learning and Gamification in Maths teaching
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4M ago
CC-BY Pedagogical and didactic motivations Anyone at any age loves to play and we have known for many years that play is a crucial component of cognitive development from birth to adulthood. The child’s desire to play is an innate biological response to survive in the world. Play is widely practiced by many animals too. Learning through games has several advantages: encourages the acquisition and development of different skills; stimulates problem solving; encourages experiential learning; increases motivation. Gamers learn through repetition, failure, goal achievement in a risk-free environ ..read more
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Empowering Minds through Coding and Innovation
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5M ago
CC-BY, provided by the author The fourth-grade students of Silla Primary School at the Comprehensive Institute La Giustiniana in Rome had an exciting opportunity to extend their education beyond the regular school term. They participated in a captivating project named “Coding ergo sum”, centred on coding activities. CC-BY The focus of this project was to support the children in developing critical thinking and nurturing their creativity. Although it might seem like a mere game, the project allowed them to grasp the fundamentals of computer programming. Through this endeavour, they learned how ..read more
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An Example of Adapting Methods, Content, and Activities for Gifted Students: Opening of a Recycling Yard within the School
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7M ago
CC-BY This example of working with gifted students pertains to the creation of a business plan for the opening of a recycling yard within the school. The work with those who seek further knowledge is designed as a school project correlated with the subject of commercial orientation. In addition to achieving the outcomes of the professional course, students also fulfill the outcomes of cross-curricular topics: Use of ICT: The student independently conducts research to solve problems in the digital environment. The student articulates their view of solving complex problems using ICT. Health ..read more
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