If THEY want to get it done – AppInventor is magic

Now and then I have students which not seem to be very interested in programming: this year a group of 14 girls and 5 boys aged 14 did not respond too enthusiastic to my offer to just snoop into some […]

Etherpad (Lite) inside Moodle on Ubuntu 16.04 (updated: ssl with letsencrypt)

Collaborative writing is fun and it’s a very fast way to share ideas or other pieces of text within a group — in my case a classroom. Using publicly available solutions is ok (e.g. yourpart.eu is a good starting point) […]

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 […]