“Ahhh, I don’t want to go to school….” – sounds familiar, right? Most of the children are always complaining about unbearable amount of homework and how school is boring. But how many of them have ever had an idea on how to make all this better?
What do you do when your parents strictly ban you from having sweet and delicious drinks? Okay, maybe most of you would say it’s not the end of the world. But imagine it’s the summertime, you are playing on the beach and really want something sparkling, sweet and refreshing to quench your thirst. Seems quite hard to resist one of those sodas, right? A few creative children – Upė (9), Vincas (8) and Vasara (5) – experienced this kind of situation last summer and needed to think of any possible alternatives.
A lot of children find it hard to fully realize themselves at school. The most common reason for this – schools can not provide enough activities to interest all children. But does it mean that such problems stop every child from creating themselves as individuals? We don’t think so. Why? Because we met Julius Pauliukevičius, whom none of these problems couldn’t stop from becoming a real change-maker.
What could be done when adults and children can not understand each other? I bet this problem appeared at least once in everyone‘s lives so this feeling is so familiar for most of us. Surprisingly, the solution to this problem was created not by any expert or even not by any adult… Continue reading “The Platform Which Improves Communication Between Children and Parents – Success Story #002”
written by Ieva Tilindyte, European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute
It is said that anything is possible if you have the mindset, the will and desire to put all your efforts to achieve your goal. But what if you are 14 years old, live in Africa, want to build a windmill in the village with no running water and electricity? Even these circumstances didn‘t stop William Kamkwamba from his dream to provide his family with running water, electricity and… happiness.
DOIT was already mentioned within some of DOIT’s partners publication but the first “only DOIT” publication within a journal is available now as well: A short description of DOIT within Austria’s journal “medienimpulse“. Of course DOIT’s publication is freely available (and open licenced).
The journal’s editors feature DOIT contribution with the following words (translated by DeepL):
Garbage cans that thank you and bikes that water trees: The H2020 project DOIT aims to provide impetus for the targeted support of young creativity. Sandra Schön and Eva-Maria Hollauf report on a remarkable media-pedagogical project…
- Sandra Schön & Eva-Maria Hollauf (2017). Kreatives Denken und Handeln in Makerspaces fördern. In: medienimpulse, 4/2017. URL: http://www.medienimpulse.at/articles/view/1152
written by Eva-Maria Hollauf, Salzburg Research
5 kids, a bicycle, a tree, water and Wifi. How to make the world a little bit better with this combination? Keep reading this success story if you want to know!
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 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).
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).