Granada professor uses gamification to train future teachers

Combining games and technology as tools for teaching: Isaac J Perez,a  professor from the University of Granada, is making learning fun again by using gamification to spice up his classroom routine. He hopes to prepare future educators with innovative lesson plans using interactive games, audiovisual references, and more.

Wet Edu Games, first-hand experiences to learn English in a different way

Wet Edu Games is an educational project that aims to bring first-hand experiences to English academies around Spain. Its creators are Cristina and Alejandro, from Seville. Their expertise as English teachers has motivated them to create a new method that turns lessons into a game, as real as possible. This way, students apply what they have learnt during the course to real situations.

Caleiduino, art and technology brought together in a kaleidoscope to learn programming

Caleiduino is the first electronic kaleidoscope on the open-source electronics platform Arduino. The creator of this invention is the artist José Manuel González. It brings together art and technology, becoming a tool for teaching electronics and programming in an entertaining way. Caleiduino is already having success outside of Spain, and Italian children are learning how to make them in workshops.

Computing 4 Life, a project training teachers so they can introduce their students to technology

The University of Granada is collaborating with Google to train teachers in new technologies. The project ‘Computing 4 Life’, developed by teachers from the Free Software Office at the University of Granada, has been the only Spanish initiative funded by Google in 2017.