Funding winners transform cultural Wonders into educational app

Engaging children in history in a fun way isn’t always easy – but it’s this very challenge that Art Stories creator Federica Pascotto thrives on to bring art, history and architecture to young audiences. The educational app developers won the Europeana Challenge 2016 with the project FACES, in which children became art explorers.They’ve now also won the Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018 for their app Wonders in which children get to explore and learn about different cultural sites by completing various challenges. How did the 2018 Europeana Challenge win contribute to the app’s development? It provided…

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Tech makes new demands on teachers

The digital age is changing the world at an accelerated speed. The question is: Are teachers concerned about understanding the rapid changes being brought about by technology? Or is digital technology disrupting their comfort zone and the business of teaching? Although I see the accelerated changes and the disruption as exciting, it requires teachers to adopt and adapt to new technologies if they are to survive in the classroom. Technology has revolutionised many industries — and teachers, as agents of change, need to venture into a different mode of teaching.…

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