Main topic of Germany’s annual national conference about STEM (MINT Zukunfskonferenz 2017) was “STEAM” – transdisciplinary approaches to develop STEM interests in children. The importance of the event is illustrated though the facts that the venue was the German’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and also Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel gave an introducational note (via video).
Sandra Schön (Salzburg Research) was asked to present projects and exemplary results when working on social innovations within makerspaces and with maker spirit. She introduced as well DOIT to about 350 participants of the conference. Besides this, a DOIT stand in front of the presentation hall shows on posters DOIT’s main aims and results – and a lot of mini flyers were shared as well.
Sandra’s slides [in German] can be found here:
Sandra Schoen (Salzburg Research) did a presentation about maker project that enhance our world towards a better place – digital social innvoation with children and teeanagers at the eEducation conference at the Interpaedagogica faire in Salzburg (Austria).
About 50 teachers, experts on technologies in education and interested people attended her presentation.
The slides of the presentation [in German] can be found here:
On November 24th 2017, our partners Salzburg Research and ZSI (Center for Social Innovation, Vienna) hosted a workshop for about 30 teachers and other experts and interested people for technologies at schools at the eEducation conference at the Interpaedagogica fair in Salzburg (Austria). The theme of the workshop was “Maker projects and tools for beginners to improve the world with children” and was used to introduce DOIT and the related tools. The workshop was attended by many teachers and educators who are interested in new (digital) maker tools and want to use them in their lessons or projects with children. In four stations, the participants got to know the Makey Makey kit, where small projects connected to social innovations were presented. Thanks to Christian Voigt (ZSI) for having a introductional presentation and our hosts Margit Hofer (ZSI), Sebastian Mair (ZSI), Petra Stabauer (SRFG), Eva Hollauf (SRFG) and Sandra Schön (SRFG).
Exemplary DOIT Prototype – Photo: “The Doing Good Counter” – if you click on the “buttons”, the counter will be activated and counts every good thing you did!