Planting Digitally - Project of a digital environmental school

Mario Dumančić, Tihana Levar, Mirena Maljković

Abstract


In the action research conducted within the Planting Digitally Project of a digital environmental school we have observed the way introducing new technologies affects learning and teaching. The project was realized through a combination of modern technologies and standard contents from the current Curriculum. This project has achieved a vertical cooperation between the second, fourth and sixth grade students and teachers of computer science, natural science, geography and classroom teaching. Through various activities, horizontal cooperation between several teaching subjects has been realized. The aim of the project is to compare the growth and development of the bean plant that was watered manually with the one watered using Micro:bit, soil moisture sensor and watering pumps, and to present conclusions, analysis and the results of further research. Through every stage of the project pupils, with the help of their teachers, devised project-related activities, collaborated, investigated and solved difficulties they encountered. In the course of their work pupils were directed towards the proper use of computer and communication technologies. For the purposes of the project web pages were also designed featuring pupils' works, presentations and impressions about the activities and observations.

Keywords


ICT; STEM; Micro:bit; Vertical collaboration in elementary school

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.36978/cte.2.2.2