06.10.2017

mSchools goes back to school with more initiatives and content

The new school year has started! mSchools, a Mobile World Capital programme, has kicked off this year with a wider educational offer that includes new content and resources. Last year, more than 30,000 students improved their digital skills thanks to the mSchools initiatives. Are you ready to break this record?

2nd edition of EduHack: Design thinking and co-creation

After the success of the 1st edition, this collaborative co-creation process that was launched in 2016 has been transformed into a more ambitious programme that presents several novelties and will now span two school years.

The kick-off session for EduHack 2017-2019 will be on Saturday 18 November and will be held simultaneously in 4 different locations ─Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida─. It will allow more than 900 teachers, future teachers, industry experts and researchers to work in groups and design innovative educational experiences that incorporate the use of digital technology for classrooms, education centres and the school community in general.

Another innovation in the 2nd edition of mSchools EduHack is the creation of the EduHack platform, a website that will provide participants with support during the design process. This digital platform includes tools, materials and work guides to guarantee the success of this process, in addition to providing access to mentors, professionals who offer guidance and support to the different teams and their projects.

This edition expects to see the creation of 60 pilot prototypes for innovative and inclusive educational proposals using digital technology, which will be deployed in roughly 100 education centres schools and involve 250 teaching professionals and 5,000 students. 

Registration for mSchools EduHack 2nd edition is open between 9 – 29 October. Register now!

 

Scratch Challenge: computational thinking as a creative tool

This year, mSchools extends the initiative Scratch Challenge to offer a course based on a series of modular materials addressed to students in the last two years of Primary education and the first two years of Secondary education.

The course, which can be downloaded from the XTEC website, provides additional teaching resources related to learning and using Scratch, the programming language that facilitates the creation of interactive stories, simulations, games and animations and fosters mathematical logic and computational thinking.

New modules will be progressively launched to strengthen the variety of classroom materials available, and complemented with both on-site and virtual training sessions for members of the education community.

As in last year’s edition of mSchools, when the Scratch Challenge initiative was launched, students who work with Scratch will have the opportunity to take part in the mSchools Student Awards.

 

How long have you been learning with mSchools? Tell us about it!

Every day, more than 1,800 teachers throughout Catalonia use tools and resources developed by mSchools to implement a different teaching method in their education centres. We want to hear about what makes the mSchools programme so unique. We are looking for teachers, school directors and students to tell us about their experience – we want to hear your voice!

Signing up to talk about mSchools is easy: simply fill out this form, stating who you are and adding a brief description of what you want to share with us. You have time until 25 October!

Become the voice of mSchools!