STEM bites: A clip and a trip

Author: Theodora S. Tziampazi

Hello everyone! I am a primary school teacher and this is the second year I participate in the STEM Discovery Campaign, after becoming a huge fan of block-based programming in 2019!

The time management of this school year allowed for the implementation of a few activities aiming at expanding my students’ previous experience in Scratch and reveal the magic of making and sharing authentic material. My 6th graders had already been engaged in some Scratch projects last year in ICT lessons and I decided to build upon their knowledge and to organize some workshops in the context of thematic days, campaigns, contests and a trip.

This post is about a couple of activities which took place in February – March, 2020.

A clip: The first project was an animation designed to be integrated into a video clip. The context was a song competition held by European School Radio. After our song was recorded and edited under the coordination of our music teacher, it was time to proceed to a visualization. Our video clip had a part (1:40-1:59) made using Scratch.

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Game Design

by Theodora S. Tziampazi

STEAMulation Theory: The virtually awakening moment when you realize that you have been playing in a stimulating STEAM educational game for the last months.

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You are in the map of STEM Discovery Week 2019 and spot an activity, titled Game Desing in Scratch, which took place in a small school of a small village of a small country of a small planet. Continue reading to watch me gamify my reflection.

Level 1

All you need is love for teaching and money for materials to introduce your students to an amazing world of robots. Unless you live in a parallel universe where your small public school thanks a generous educational policy, search for available programmes and apply for a grant from organisations which may support you. My version of the game has John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation in ‘thanks’ part. This is the way we collected educational robotics kits and books.

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