How can Tangible Interaction benefit learning? Tangible Interaction allows students to go beyond the screen and actually physically interact with objects that reveal information on the subjects they are learning. A number of concepts behind Tangible Interaction support this, including the idea of multi-sensory interfaces and support for experimentation. The concept of multi-sensory interfaces is … Continue reading Tangibles in the Classroom
Changing How We Use Computers Over the past two decades, we as a society have witnessed a revolution in how we access computers. Nowadays, almost every Irish teenager is walking around with a mini-computer in the form of a smartphone in their pocket. Irish homes typically have at least one form of computing device, be it … Continue reading Tangible Interaction: The Hands-on Technology
What if you didn't need to be an engineer to build electronic projects? What if you didn't even know how to solder or what an LDR is? Projects like littleBits, presented here by creator Ayah Bdeir at a TEDTalks seminar, are turning these ideas into a reality. Watch the video below to see the project … Continue reading littleBits: Making Building with Electronics Easy and Accessible
21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed—by educators, school reformers, college professors, employers, and others—to be critically important to success in today’s world. 21st century skills can be applied in all academic subject areas, and in all educational, career, and civic settings throughout … Continue reading What are 21st century skills?
This academic paper "Exploration of learning gained through CoderDojo coding activities" focused on the efforts to support the development of coding capability in young people in a CoderDojo and it set out to identify the skills which may be transferrable in an education and workplace setting. The introduction of coding into the classroom is based … Continue reading Exploration of learning gained through CoderDojo coding activities