STEM Education vs Traditional Education

Author: Alketa Barjami

For the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, I organised few activities. They are listed and described below.

“STEM Education vs Traditional Education”

Type of activity or action: Training session
Date: 20/04/2020 – 24/04/2020

STEM helps to turn new ideas into better education. Timely education during PANDEMIC showed that STEM in home conditions, with the presence of the Internet, brought solutions to online education. Traditional education allows the student to receive formal education and teaches to focus on the topic in question.


For me, it was the first time I designed and implemented a lesson plan on Scientix, but it was not difficult … I could enrich it over time. The difficulty for students was that it was the first time they used online tools to build online puzzles. We could apply it for some more projects this month because we needed to learn online more…

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Renewable energy of the future

My name is Stella Magid-Podolsky. I want to tell about my experience during the STEM Discovery Week at my school in Israel. The activity took place at the 8th grade.
During two days, students from the 8th grade science class learned, explored and checked alternatives to regular energy usage. Students were divided into teams, in which each team worked on a different source of renewable energy. On the second day of the activity, each team presented their research and outcomes to the audience of students and teachers.
The students’ reflection on this activity was great. This activity took place instead of a final exam and the students informed me that they liked this kind of assessment very much. During the activity, the students had a chance to express variety of skills, such as creativity, team work, brainstorming and presentation skills…..all skills that are so important in the 21st century.
Also, as a teacher, I enjoyed this activity very much!!!!!!
I had the chance not only be a transformer of knowledge, but also a mentor of every team.
Hope to do more activities as this one. The experience was great!!!


We completed our activity which was part of the ”STEM Discovery Week” on 28th April with the participation of 20 teachers and 50 students. 4 different STEM events were organised for students within the scope of the event.


CUIDAMOS LA SALUD DEL MAR Seminario online   ( 11 de abril a las 10:00 de la mañana)

Charla en lengua española acompañada de música de guitarra

Durante este seminario los participantes conocerán la observación marina y la recogida rutinaria de algunos parámetros (temperatura, nutrientes, fito y zooplancton, etc.) . Los centros oceanográficos hacen este trabajo y con esa información pueden determinar el estado de salud de nuestros mares, predecir escenarios futuros y decidir estrategias para conservar la salud de las aguas del planeta Tierra. Conocer el funcionamiento del mar es el primer paso para cuidar la biodiversidad, y los estudiantes y la población en general sois un aliado en la defensa de la salud de los océanos. Speaker: M Carmen García Martínez investigadora del Instituto Oceanográfico español de Málaga.
La composición musical “Náyades” es un canto a la protección y conservación de los mares es un trémolo de guitarra española, en clave de sol menor ; un mensaje que acompañará como música de fondo la comunicación. Compositor: Davida Yáñez Sanahuja.

Global Science Opera 2018, One Ocean, es promueve el cuidado de las aguas del planeta Tierra. La webinar proporciona información para este proyecto CREATIONS, uno de los Proyectos Scientix.


WEBINAR: Ocean Health

OCEAN HEALTH Webinar (9th April at 15:00 PM CET) English language explanation and tremolo guitar.

You will know marine observation and the routinely collection of certain parameters (temperature, nutrients, phyto and zooplankton, etc…). Oceanographic centres work in order to determine the health state of our seas and to predict future scenarios. The analysis of the information collected is fundamental to decide which strategies must be followed to conserve the health of the waters of the planet Earth. Knowing the functioning of the sea is the first step to take care of biodiversity, and students and general population will be an ally in defending the health of the oceans. Speaker: M Carmen García Martínez researcher at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography

“Náyades” is a song tremolo guitar in the key of minor G; it is dedicated to water. Express a desire for protection and conservation of the seas and nature .This message accompanies the webinar as a background. Composer: David Yañez Sanahuja.

The Global Science Opera 2018, a CREATIONS project, develops the need to take care of the waters of the planet Earth as One Ocean. We focused during the webinar on the importance of the routinely collecting ocean parameters and carrying out work in the field of STEAM in relation to the waters of our seas.