Archive for January, 2015

Kodukup 2014

My four pupils and I had an opportunity to take part in the amazing Codecamp and Kodukup competition, hosted at the Microsoft Innovation center in Brussels on the 13-15th of October. The idea of the competition was to create (code) a computer game by using Microsoft′s KODU Game Lab...

Clickers in the science classroom (and you don’t even need the clickers)

In 2011 Nobel-prize winning physicist Carl Wieman published this article?(1)?in the prestigious journal Science. There is nothing remarkable that is what scientists do, the interesting part is that the article was not about the Bose-Einstein condensate, but about education. According to the study students learned much more from graduate...

Using EU NanoDidactic Resources

Our pupils at the?Technical College “Augustin Maior” in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) have been studying with Nanoyou resources, news and experiments; they have investigated with medical applications, electronics devices and computers to eventually put up presentations with all information learned in order to show to the other classes and show and...

How rural areas are guiding the way in Icelandic STEM education

Living in rural Iceland has never been easy. This is best demonstrated by Iceland’s population density of?3.1?/km2?compared to?73.4?/km2?in Ireland (which is rather smaller?than Iceland) and?102?/km2 in Cuba (approx. the same size as Iceland). Living in Iceland has always revolved around?the ever looming presence of death. ?This has also been...

CLICKMICA: Chemistry Outreach at a click

Chemistry is present in our everyday life. All matter is made up of chemical elements or compounds, and chemical reactions are responsible for the correct functioning of our body. In order to bring science closer to society and to promote science outreach, the Fundación Descubre created Clickmica in November...