DOIT in Forbes Magazine

The large network created by DOIT’s partners provides great opportunities to share the project. Our partner at YouthProAktiv, Paloma Cantero Goméz, has published an article on Social Innovators, in which she also discusses the important role that DOIT plays in teaching skills.

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“The Story About Two Young Innovators” – Success Story #22

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In most cases, childish curiosity evolves into a hobby and a direction to go. That’s why it is very important to let children express themselves in all ways possible as long as they show excitement and interest in what they do. For example, let them build new devices and invent new concepts from old toys and mechanisms, even though they are not going to be functioning. By doing these things, children improve their creativity and practical skills which could become their future hobby. And we have a great example to show everyone how true it is: two friends, Lukas and Šarūnas, have been young engineers since the age of 5. By the time they started to create incredible innovations and even built their own 3D printer when they were just 16 years old. So keep reading because it is going to be a story about two professional future-engineers.

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“The Power of Children’s Empathy” – Success Story #06

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Children’s empathy is a strong weapon against the biggest worldwide problems. Children have this power because from a child point of view there is always a simple solution to every problem, no matter what. But in order to solve any of this, you should do only one thing — start your actions: you can’t just sit around and hope you can finish it, you actually have to go out and do it. It could be said that this moto was leading Rachel Wheeler, 9, through her journey to improve the living conditions of people in Haiti. What this little young girl has accomplished to make people‘s lives better is truly amazing.

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Publication: German translation of “How to reach more girls in makerspaces”

We translated our poster about how to reach more girls in makerspace settings into German. It was now published in a popular German speaking Weblog of media pedagogics:

Sandra Schön, Margarethe Rosenova, Martin Ebner and Maria Grandl (2018). Mehr Mädchen in Makerspaces? – Empfehlungen aus der aktuellen Literatur. In: Praxisblog Medienpädagogik, 2018-10-16, URL: