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BIOPROFILES: Teaching Green

Presentation: This educational project has been carried out in 4 European countries, Slovakia, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain supported by three teacher training workshops: The first one was an internal workshop for educational consortia partners for initial project planning and project inception. The next two workshops were carried...

STORIES IN STEM EDUCATION: ‘STEM SURVIVOR- GECKO’S STEM JOURNEY’

Our STEM SURVIVOR Project aims to increase our students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and to provide a more qualitative integration of STEM disciplines. In doing so, we use a storytelling approach considering the objectives of our project. Gecko, the main character of our stories, is a...

Sustainable Development Goals in STEM Education

Celebrated last year with 73 events from 115 different countries with the participation of more than 106,500 people online, this year the “Global Goals Week” has taken place entirely online. Between the 18th and the 26th of September 2020, civil society, businesses and academia, organized a series of events...

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...

Safer Internet Day 2019

Tuesday, 5th February 2019, Together for a better internet The motto of the Safer Internet Day Campaign (SID) is an invitation to create a safer Internet for everyone, especially for younger users. Initiated in 2004 to raise awareness of the use of online security, this event grew exponentially to...

Programming with sensors

Introduction We are listening nowadays about the importance of learning a code language from the school, like a new literacy. Coding skills have mainly being integrated in the curriculum of the Primary and Secondary students in a large number of European countries. The concept of computational thinking refers to...