- Brand new EDU-ARCTIC Monitoring system MOBILE APP!!!
- Arctic Competition: record interest and first results
- Enrol for new lessons
- Polarpedia in progress
1. Brand NEW Monitoring system MOBILE APP!!!
During EDUCATORS’ FORA teachers shared their ideas how to engage pupils and make them more active. We are proud and excited to announce our MONITORING SYSTEM MOBILE APPLICATION is ready for downloading on smartphones/tablets. Both registered teachers and other users are welcome to use it. You will be able to add photos from your observations and submit reports directly from you mobile device or on portal, as before. However the main idea is to encourage STUDENTS to report from their locations (home, during holidays etc.). They will be able to add photos, gain EDU-COINS, and exchange them for unique prizes: backpacks, photo albums, jigsaws, magnets, wallpapers. Encourage your students to use it – and participate in test phase till the end of February.
Please note that, as was also suggested during EDUCATORS’ FORA, we added 2 new plants for reporting, more suitable for southern regions of Europe: dandelion and black alder.
2. Arctic Competition: record interest and first results
On Friday 2nd February, the EDU-ARCTIC Consortium closed the first stage of the Arctic Competition. In total 160 teams from many countries in Europe and across the world submitted projects for the competition. A dedicated jury evaluated all these projects in order to find the 50 projects that will continue to stage 2 of the competition. The selected projects were prepared in 13 countries (Belgium, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom). At the second stage, full projects will be evaluated on originality of the concept, clear description and feasibility. Best 12 teams will be invited to online interviews.
For more guidance on preparation of full project, see news on our website.
3. Enrol for our new lessons
We’re repeating some very popular lessons: Tsunami risk in the North Atlantic Ocean (7.02), Birth and death of an ocean (7.02), 130.000 years of climate change in Borðoyavík, Faroe Islands (9.02), Adaptations of Arctic mammals to a life on the edge (9.02).
You can also find out if we’re on the edge of Sixth Mass Extinction (13.02), learn the secrets of Arctic Plankton (21.02), swim along Ocean Currents (7.03), find out if living is toxic (15.03), join a wonderful journey of Great Migrations (16.03).
On your special request we also repeat the lesson about Northern lights (26.02).
As you know we introduced some limitations in enrolling for online lessons in order to maximize their availability for all the teachers. However, some of you mentioned that 3 lessons available for enrolments are not enough. For your comfort, we changed that; now you can be enrolled for 5 lessons at the same time. We hope it will be more comfortable and will allow you to plan your activities in advance.
Remember you can get an overview of lessons in our calendar.
4. Polarpedia in progress
We already have 285 polar and STEM-related terms on Polarpedia. Learn why smoltification is such an exquisite process, what is the role of cryptochromes or what is the difference between convergent and divergent plate boundary.
Did you know that for now there are almost 20 teachers contributing to Polarpedia? They are translating Polarpedia terms into Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian and Serbian. Some are engaging their students too.