Building a vision. What skills are key to my students?
The aim of this course is to get educators to design a skills framework which is adapted to the specific needs of the students and guides all the work they carry out in their classroom. From the question, what do I want to make true for my students? we go through 3 time frames or phases: The current reality of my students, what I want to be true for them in the future and what I will do in my classroom tomorrow.
The educational challenge: Some figures on the current context of education
Developing cross-sectional skills in the classroom
Welcome to the GarageLab course "Design Thinking for Students". With this course we want to bring the Design Thinking methodology closer to your classrooms. This is a tool that will allow you to reinforce the processes of creation in classes and will also allow you to be the real protagonists of your learning.
Digital making is presented as a revolutionary tool in all aspects, but perhaps one of the most interesting things is its usefulness as a tool in the classroom. On the one hand, because we are talking about acquiring skills that directly make it easier to find employment tomorrow, and on the other, because the approach to these technologies brings implicit - in addition to the technical - a strong social component; it brings to the forefront to approach and demonstrate the virtues of the collaborative versus the aggressive individualism in which we are immersed.
This introductory course in digital making is open as it targets teachers, students and anyone with an interest in entering the world of digital design and manufacturing. The course focuses on two specific areas; Vector 2D design and 3D design or modeling, each aimed at technologies such as laser cutting or 3D printing that turn our designs into tangible objects.
The course is structured set of micro video pills to facilitate the assimilation of the contents as efficiently as possible. The videos are accompanied by the teaching material needed for the realization of practical exercises that implement the tools learned during the course.
Welcome to the world of block programming!
Have you always found programs a bit difficult? How do you program? Is it difficult? With this course you will understand that you don't need to learn complicated languages in order to program. Simply by dragging blocks logically you can create incredible programs. Go ahead. Discover the world of block programming with Scratch! Let's get to it!
The program aims to raise awareness among the students and awaken their activist spirit on issues of significant importance in today's world, such as the responsible use of technologies or gender equality in science and technology careers.
To do so, we provide teachers with a set of proposals and methodologies to address these issues in the classroom, from awareness-raising activities to active dynamics and projects.