How to teach MINT/STEM successfully

In Germany a competition was arranged to find schools which are very successful at teaching MINT subjects — and to find out why. Most results agree with my own experiences. The winner school has been praised for implementing a digital […]

Mirroring mobile screens: ApowerMirror vs. Airserver vs. Reflector (UPDATE)

UPDATE: See below. Mirroring mobile screens to a whiteboard beamer is extremely useful to teach how to do something. The possibility to share students screens too is not only engaging but makes sure that everyone is involved. When starting this […]

Mobile Learning with Moodle, Mahara and Geogebra (2) — Software

Mirroring mobile screen to the Whiteboard This obviously has to be done next. As my students mobiles (see part 1) have both Android and iOS devices a solution has to support both (so a Miracast or Apple TV Box is […]

Mobile Learning with Moodle, Mahara and Geogebra — Getting started

This term one of my classes (starting higher general secondary school with 14/15 year old students)  is a class equipped just with one pc and a beamer. No laptops and perhaps only sometimes the possibility to use a computer lab. […]

MINT/STEM education at high school increases chances of success very much at university

The son of my neighbour finished school a year ago and went to a renown University studying a technical subject. He told me, after one year of studying, that it’s very hard to master all the tasks and that he […]

Mahara survey: evaluation of students experience — part 2: ease of use

Here are some more results from my survey — setup and details see part 1. Please keep in mind that three different groups (which are rather small) have been asked – with different education level (9-11) and taught different subjects. The […]

Mahara survey: evaluation of students experience — part 1: age/subject

My use of Mahara (17.04 in conjunction with Moodle 3.3+) has been reported here. When the term is ending (end of june) time seemed right for looking back and getting some feedback. As a starting point I took a study […]