As a Scientix ambassador, I decided to give my contribution to celebrating STEM Discovery Week 2018.
As technology dominates our lives, learning basic computer programming isn’t just a smart idea, it’s an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike.
Learning how to build simple codes and their games and Pixel Art, helps kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities. It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways. For that we don’t need technology. Because I love coding.
I love science because it allows children to be curious and discover the world around them, to observe, discover, spot and conclude in an interesting way because they are working through the game.
We will organise several events in different places and cities
1. STEM workshop: “From drawing to programming” at Mensa’s Projects’ Fair in Novi Sad, Serbia
This workshop is for pre-schoolers. During our workshop, we will play and code with educational robots DOC. This is just a small part of the project “From Drawing to Programming”, which started as an eTwinning project.
2. Find your code, workshop at ,,Dragan Lukic” Primary school, Belgrade, Serbia
This workshop is for school children from 1st to 4th grade. During our workshop, we will play and code with unplugged games, cards and educational robots like DOC or Lego Boost. This is just part of the eTwinning project in which we participate as a school.
3. Say yes to STEM with Scientix and Go-lab – lecture for teachers in ,,Dragan Lukic” Primary School in Belgrade
I will show to my colleagues, primary school teachers, what is the Scientix portal and what it offers to teachers and students. All teachers with interest in STEM courses will meet the European community of science education. They will be guided to register on the Scientix portal, and get to know the basic features it provides with materials for teachers, webinars and courses. They will be presented with the Go-Lab platform with special reference to interactive simulations.
4. Play and explore, workshop for children in Mensa Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
We will play with things around us and trough experimentation and simulation we will get conclusions about electricity and magnetism. Using the Go Lab platform, we will present the opportunity to children to learn better using simulations. One such simulation is Circuit Construction Kit: DC. Using real electric circuit and magnet we will explore materials around us.