Theo Anagnostopoulos and Sofia Papadimitriou

Report
Communicating Science
A Video competition
in STEM
for students from
Fifth Grade up to
Junior High
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Participating in the competition
form a group of 2-4 with their peers - choose a fun name
pick a scientific subject that they find attractive
research about it
find an interesting, inventive and comprehensive way to
present it on a short video and
 upload their video on the School Lab website.
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Participants can vote their favorite video, while a judging
committee chooses the ten best videos that make it to the
finals.
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www. school-lab.org
Online
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Mentoring:
Guiding and
supporting
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How do school communities participate?
Pick and narrate
theorems,
natural
phenomena or
concepts
Present Short
Plays
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Simulate
situations
Execute
experiments
Represent
laws in Physics
Compose, sing
and dance
their rap songs
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School Lab aims at supporting students to:
Develop a critical
and thoughtprovoking mindset
through innovative
and creative
activities
Better
understand
the exciting
challenges
faced by
scientists and
researchers
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Gain selfconfidence
Enhance skills
to present
their ideas to
a wide
audience
Value
upcoming
scientists as
role models
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Participation of Schools 2012, 2013, 2014
2000
1800
1600
1400
2014
1200
1000
183
611
1895
2013
225
800
120
600
400
200
0
Schools
Groups
Students
Teachers
Cities
6,313
visits/month
355,190 hits/
month
2014
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486,561 hits in
April
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2012
Strengths
Using video
inspires &
ignites students
curiosity.
Active
participation in
groups
Interacting with
mentors
was helpful and
made difficult
definitions seem
familiar.
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The platform is
simple, friendly
and attractive
Students created
fun and inventive
videos
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Innovative approaches?
mentoring
practice
It brings students
closer to scientific
research methods
in an attractive
way.
The project supports all
4C super skills
The School-Lab brings
innovations in learning
practices approaching
STEM topics in an
alternative way focusing
effectively on UGV.
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“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our
children of tomorrow” John Dewey
Thank yu!
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