Today, the importance of digital literacy has increased with the development of technology. Therefore, it is necessary to protect our next generation students from information pollution and misleading news. We divided our students into four groups at DIGI TV. The first group worked figured out positive and negative information about the news. The second group was an announcer and gave information about safe Internet use. The third group made a presentation about cyber and peer bullying. The last group gave information about conscious digital citizenship. As a result, they learned how to keep up with the digital age with the TV they made.
How did it start?
Our Digital STEM project aims to increase the interest of our students in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Apart from this, it is aimed to train students who can think creatively, solve problems and have 21st-century skills by integrating STEM disciplines with each other. In our project, Ayşe attended the safe Internet lesson given in her school. In this lesson, they learned that not every information they heard on every television was correct and that they had to investigate. She decided to tell this information to her brother through play. Upon this, she became a news presenter by making a television.
Teacher and School: Gülümser Şentürk Akkoyun– Meram Şehit Pilot Ayfer Gök Middle School – Konya / Turkey
Student Age: 13 -14 years
Number Of Students: 16
Formal Teacher Lecture, Analogy, Demonstration Method, Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem / Problem-Solving, brainstorming.
Productive, Respectful to Self Values, Rational, Questioning, Creative, Complying with Ethical Rules, Sensitivity to the Environment, Managing Knowledge, Working Independently, Critical Thinking, Working in Teams.
This lesson plan includes STEM, NBS-PBS models. It is an ecological, renewable, nature friendly urban design for sustainable development. Students made original designs and worked collaboratively. Plan purpose; to create ecological life with renewable energy sources for a livable world. It is about transforming energy and building biomimic structures. Coding, we used 3D Tinkercad and Arduino. We followed the Hybrid Education system with web 2 tools for distance education.
In addition to the activities we carry out to reduce environmental pollution, we gain environmental awareness and use economic information by throwing information about protecting both nature and resources, efficient use of natural resources and gaining nature-friendly habits. STEM engineering will feed both fish and plants at the same time and in the same container, designing their homes and water containers according to the design stages. As a result, through our activity, students, teachers and people around us will conserve and increase resources in our schools. Age of the activity: 7 to 10 years old staff.
Habitat or habitat, the place where a creature lives and thrives. This place can be a physical region, a special part of the earth, air, soil, or water. Habitat can be as large as an ocean or a meadow, or a decayed tree can be as small as an insect’s gut. The cause of global warming is the harmful gases people release into the atmosphere. With this study, our aim is to raise awareness by providing a better understanding of the concept of carbon footprint in society.
Technology is developing rapidly, the consumption trend is increasing day by day. It is not possible to directly reduce the carbon footprint to zero as we cannot give up our basic vital activities. Scientific process steps will be applied in the study. Literature review, research, examination, comparison and decision-making methods will be used. With this study, we measure our carbon footprint, and the annual average amount of carbon a person releases into the atmosphere will be determined. Through the school website, social media and EBA, posts, presentations, videos, short films and paintings will be made to raise awareness of the society.
How to Reduce Carbon Footprint?
Use a bicycle
Preferance to bulk transport
Travel with More than one person in individual vehicles
Reduce flight rides
Use a hybrid tool
Pay attention to energy efficiency inside the home
Use enough electronic products
With (“The World is My Living Space”), we are participating in the 2021 STEM Discovery Week, (6 countries). We are working with 15 teachers and 105 students. 2021 Stem Discovery Campaign and (“The World is My Habitat”) Project Training. 1-Ecological and Carbon footprint, Covid-19’s Impact on Carbon Footprint 2-Water footprint 3-Recycling 4-Forest footprint grassland footprint agriculture footprint 5-Global warming 6-Renewable energy
With this study, it has been tried to popularize what will be done to reduce the carbon footprint in society. By saving energy we can reduce our carbon footprint by doing and changing some of our habits. In addition, trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The importance of planting trees for society will be explained in order to pay off our debt to nature, albeit a little.
This is the first question we use to introduce our Project.
At Escola Mestre Gibert, teachers believe all knowledge is connected. Thus, 4th level Primary School teachers have decide to plan an interdisciplinary Renewable Energy Project, where all subjects can be included. The name of the project will be “Human Activity is Energy”.
Critical thinking, cooperation, creativity and communication are our skills
To engage the children, we use inquire based-learning. We build the project while creating challenges that they will solve and answer along with adding achievements.
As a result, teachers create and launch a collaborative project, where students’ experiments prove that energy is everywhere. Consequently, all subjects can contribute to build meaningful and comprehensive energy learning.
In subjects such as Science, Technology, English Language and First Language, students build knowledge about energy and its uses. TheEnglish Language is the vehicular language to transmit the result of the learning process.
Moreover, a father of a student whose task is related to Clean Energies, will come to deliver a speech as an expert.
The challenge of students’ teamwork is the study of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, doing an internet research. They use the DRIVE platform to organize their work and organize an exposition in class. In this activity, the peers assessment will be very important.
As we mentioned before, co-evaluation among peers is very important in order to obtain a good assessment. Students have to participate actively in all the learning process and until the end. Children use rubrics to pay attention to peers’ exposition and to express their opinions.
Finally, the children will perform a choreography to conclude the project, playing with multi-colour satin ribbons. For the soundtrack, previously we will record children’s voices singing a song called “Energize”, especially composed for the final show.
The song’s message is about Energy Resources and Earth Planet Health. Children enjoy singing the song and are engaging with its message:
On the last day of the project, students and teachers will gather together for a manifestation with banners, all spread around the playground, shouting messages such as: “save the Planet”, “we must use sustainable energy”, “SOS, planet Earth needs us!!”.