Category Archives: For teachers

Posts that are of interest to teachers who are looking at the scenarios and maybe using them in their teaching.

Piloting outdoor study project in Finland

In WP2 and WP3 we developed a number of scenarios of new ways of teaching and learning with new technology. One of them is the Outdoor Study Project (see the video below). In one of the partner schools of the … Continue reading

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Focus Groups – U.K.

Last week, two Focus Group sessions were performed at the Holmesdale Technology College in Kent, U.K., one with teachers and one with teachers and students. Holmesdale is an interesting school with a lot of opportunities for students to develop their design … Continue reading

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Focus Groups – Italy

Last Friday, Focus Group sessions were performed with teachers and students at the Liceo Classico Chris Cappell school located in Anzio, close to Rome, Italy. The Chris Cappell school is a public school in a privately funded building. The very well maintained … Continue reading

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Focus Group Preparation

Excitedly, we are looking forward to the upcoming Focus Group sessions with teachers and students in the U.K., Italy and Austria. Today, the content schedule has been created. With the participants, I will discuss 4 to 5 prototypes. The amount … Continue reading

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TeamUp bugs & fixes

iTEC pilots are now commencing in schools around Europe. Our tool TeamUp is used in many of the pilots, and we have already received much valuable feedback in form of bug reports and feature requests. For a developer, the bug reports are the … Continue reading

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Cycle 2 – Teacher and Student Focus Group Sessions

A total of 6 Focus Group* sessions, in all together 3 countries are scheduled for November, 2011. The countries are England, Italy and Austria. In each country, 2 Focus Group sessions will be facilitated, one with teachers and one with … Continue reading

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Cycle 2 – Pre-pilot learning activities submitted

Based on the cycle 2 scenarios and participatory design workshops with teachers, we designed learning activities for the iTEC cycle 2 pre-pilots. The main finding of the analysis process was that all scenarios follow project-based learning. Hence, all participating teachers … Continue reading

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Cycle 1 – Pilot learning stories and activities submitted

As the first iTEC cycle is the very beginning of the project, there is only one piece of technology for the teachers to pilot in their classrooms. However, they are also asked to include 5 of 6 learning activities into … Continue reading

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TeamUp, report, pilots and more

Update 30.9.2011: The Report on Design Prototypes and Design Challenged for Education is now available at the iTEC website’s Results and deliverables -page. The After the summer holiday, we have been working full speed on carefully developing the TeamUp tool … Continue reading

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Analyzing the reflections of teachers

Teachers participated in the cycle 1 pre-pilot study of the iTEC project. On Monday and Tuesday, we analyzed the teacher’s reflections in detail. The analysis is still ongoing, but we can already say that we received 17 reflections from teachers … Continue reading

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