Category archives for Project Based Learning

Luxembourg EDUcation Interviews: STEM, Robotics participation in First Global Competition in 2017

FGC2017-TEAM LUXEMBOURG-2

.   . THE Competition itself 2017 FIRST  GLOBAL CHALLENGE – GAME DESIGN INTRODUCTION Welcome to the official game of the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge, H2O FLOW! In H2O FLOW, teams learn
 about real-world water
 scarcity and 
contamination issues. In 
the game, two villages
 exist on either side of a 
contaminated river. The
 villagers compete to
 create and store purified 
water […]

Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

Makerfest-LTESCH-Luxembourg-2017

. . Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe) A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017. Over 1.000 persons, apparently 2.000 expected, were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg), organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

. . Light guided rotating and moving plastic container In previous Maker tutorials WE were using LEDs and vibration motors, WE will continue with it and adding some NEW components: a transistor and a LDR (Light-Dependent Resistor). WE will use ALSO AGAIN a plastic container, this time a transparent one so that persons could see […]

Maker-First steps in electronics-The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

. . The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube, accumulators and drinking straws. This is ALSO […]

Maker-First steps in electronics-knowing WHERE to buy the stuff-Electronics Distributors

The Mini BUG Robot Parts list

. . WHERE to buy the electronics stuff!? I am getting very often asked from persons WHO follow my curation (ideas for makerspaces) and my blog posts WHERE they can buy the necessary proposed stuff. Please find below a non-exhaustive list: List of online Electronics shops (mostly for Europe, but some are delivering ALSO global): CONRAD […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Moving and rotating statue

the-moving-and-rotating-electronics-statue

.   . Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Moving and rotating statue In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube. This is ALSO a soldering […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-The rotating and moving plastic container

Rotating and moving plastic container

.   . The rotating and moving plastic container . In previous blog post (tutorial) WE used a vibration motor from an old smartphone and we were learning also about the How-To about a vibration motor is working; it is about “Unbalance“. This unbalance is normally unwanted for motors, but for vibration motors it is […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning-The Mini BUG Robot

The Mini BUG Robot

. . The Mini BUG Robot In last blog post (tutorial) WE were practicing OUR soldering by creating “JOHNNY the ski-man“, a bit “Electronics-Art” using electronics components. In the video below, which I created with the FREEWARE <===> Windows Movie Maker <===> WE see ALSO “The Mini BUG Robot” who gives “JOHNNY” a ride. It […]

Electronics Books and Software for Makers-MakerED and MakerSpaces

Books-Make-Electronics

. . My selection of Electronics books For ANY projects WE will create there are books and also online documentations which WE will need to learn from and to GET NEW ideas as well. I will propose to YOU a selection of books and links which I have read and learned from as well; links […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning-Electronics Art

Electronic-Arts: JOHNNY the ski-man

. . Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning When WE start with electronics on the beginning we can work with so-called “Breadboards“(see photo below please), but soon or later soldering will become a MUST and an habit! SO, the BEST WE can do is to GET some PracTICE with soldering; in this tutorial we will make a […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Building a Power Supply

Prototype Variable Power Supply

. . Building a Variable Power Supply With Few Components In previous tutorial Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics WE got a bit the PracTICE of soldering and WE learned ALSO about schematics, resistors, LEDs, diodes and OHM’s Law. WE used ALSO a 9 Volt battery as a power supply for our projects; BUT batteries are expensive (3,99 €) […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

first-steps-on-electronics-fritzing-layout-strip-board

. . Where to start? I propose to work with system when WE use strip-boards; thus meaning: preparing them ALL the same way. Any electronics project will need a power supply, so WE will start with the power supply which will mostly be a 9 Volt battery. WE will use the outside strips to connect […]

Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

resistor-color-chart

. . Electronics Starter Kit for Makers: What is the minimum equipment? What is the minimum equipment and what are the costs? That’s certainly the first question you will ask. Let us have a look: in electronics we need to solder the components, a solder iron is required with its accessories. Please check below to […]

Ideas for Maker Spaces and MakerED-Electronics-1-Xmas Tree

3D Wooden Xmas Tree with LEDS

.   . Do YOU want to introduce Maker-ED in YOUR classroom? There is a BIG trend in Education worldwide; THE <===> Maker-Movement <===> and everybody is asking themselves on the How-To to follow and WHAT to do with the kids and at which age to start! Well, actually it isn’t that difficult as most […]

Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

cherry-pickers-gust-mees

. . IF A, B, C aren’t understood then Z will be a disaster!!! . First of all I won’t have a look about the How-To students do, BUT about the TEACHers, EDUcators (LEHRENDE) do on Social Media Twitter and Facebook which I am analyzing since 2009 already. THAT’S the persons in EDUcation which have […]

Getting ready for Modern-EDUcation: FIRST try to understand WHAT it is

cherry-pickers-gust-mees

. . Modern-EDUcation: FIRST try to understand WHAT it is before taking the wrong path! Let us be honest: EDUcation is far behind of WHAT it should be able to face the challenges of a modern world which is evolving quicker than WE can follow! Because of ICT everything is nearly possible: NEW professions are […]

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

whats-in-a-makerspace

. . Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck As on October 26th 2016 I had an interview with Marc TEUSCH in the „Makerspace maach3” in LTEttelbruck. This is the third interview from EDUcation in Luxembourg of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System, followed by Luxembourg […]

Some PracTICE examples THAT will influence EDUcation…

. . Some PracTICE examples THAT will influence EDUcation… In my recently published blog post <===> A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future <===> I mentioned already WHAT will influence EDUcation; here below now some practical examples about WHAT is happening already in PracTICE. Some companies are actually using modern ways on WHICH EDUcation […]

Coaching instead of Teaching in Modern EDUcation

THE BIGGEST mistake

. . Coaching in Modern EDUcation, the benefits . Learners, students learn BETTER when their brain is free, without any framing, thus meaning: include them into the learning process by guiding them through the <===> LEARNing Process <===> instead of teaching ONLY linear lessons WHERE YOU are the BOSS, give up control and look for […]

A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future

NO Framing in EDUcation

. . WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future? Through ICT the Real-World and especially the Virtual-World (both are influencing each other…) are changing quicker then WE can learn about, BUT WE must adapt to it and so must EDUcation! Therefore Universities must do research about the How-To to adapt and teaching about it… Luxembourg, […]

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

NADINE SCHIRTZ-BEECREATIVE-MAKERSPACE

. . Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE As on July 25th 2016 I had an interview with Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZ in the „The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ“ “BASE 1” at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City. This is the second interview of a series which I intend to do; the first one […]

Time THE MOST Important Factor Neglected In EDUcation!

NO Framing in EDUcation

. . Time THE MOST Important Factor Neglected In EDUcation! WHY do I mention the word “Time“!? EVER thought about on How-To people learn!? Some are learning very quickly and others need MORE time as OTHERS to understand! BUT THEY ALL have to follow THE same scheme and rhythm in EDUcation, sounds strange isn’t it […]

THE NEW Possibilities To LEARN AND Teach With ICT

Profile of a modern school leader-2015

. . THE New Possibilities To LEARN AND Teach With ICT First of ALL, WE need to THINK about OUR LEARNers, Students and WHAT skills THEY need to have in the 21st Century, NOT knowing WHICH are THE NEW jobs WHO could emerge, right!? Check below please. . . Known this NOW, WE have to […]

SID2016: Safer Internet Day 2016-Participation

SID2016-Poster

. Image credit: http://www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/Welcome.html . Safer Internet Day 2016 – Save the date! . . . Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2016 will […]

What Are THE BEST Ways Of TEACHing And LEARNing With ICT? | Ideas And Reflections As ALSO MY PracTICE

Information Literacy

. . What Are THE BEST Ways Of TEACHing And LEARNing? | Ideas And Reflections As ALSO MY PracTICE Online since 1998 and giving ICT courses since 2002 as an pedagogical/andragogical (Andragogy) instructor I was reading a lot of multilingual books (French, German, English) about Pedagogy <===> 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations <===> and I […]