About Giorgos Panselinas

Giorgos Panselinas holds a degree in Computer Science (1992), a Master’s degree in Education (Didactics of Computer Science) (2000) from the University of Crete Greece, a PhD degree in Education (ICT in Education) from the University of Patras Greece (2006) and a second Master’s degree in Adult Education (2014) from the Hellenic Open University. He has been a teacher of Computing in Greek secondary education since 1994. He has been a school advisor/school coordinator in Primary&Secondary Education since 2007. He has worked in a number of R&D Projects relevant to design, development, and assessment of educational software, Information and Communication technologies (ICT) in Education, STEM and Computing in Education. He has many publications in journals and conferences. He is the Editor and co-author of the formal school book “Computing Applications”. He is the Editor of the training material of the “train the trainers” Pan-hellenic Course for ICT/Computer Science teachers’ trainers. He is the founder and main coordinator of the Pan-Hellenic Computing at School Festival (www.digifest.info). He is a Scientix Ambassador, an EU Code Week Leading Teacher and also a Hundred Ambassador.

Computing At School Festival (Heraklion)

Computing at School Festival (http://www.digifest.info) is a computing teachers’ initiative that brings together thousands of students in Greece who express themselves through computing.

Computing teachers, in primary and secondary schools, during the whole school year, help their students to make animations, movies and digital artefacts, to program computers, mobile devices, automata and robots. Therefore, students are no more ICT consumers. They become creators through Computing and STEM.

Our event is not a competition. It is a festival. That means every student that participates is a winner. Students don’t have to compete, they cooperate. There is no stress to win. Perhaps, that is why every year nearly 6000 students in 16 cities all over Greece, collaborate, create and present their digital work. It is also a free, open to society event and tens of thousands visit it.

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