Welcome to Inventors4Change

Inventors4Change wants to provide children with tools, techniques and knowledge that let them invent the changes they want to see in the world. It consists of a network of schools and organizations which use Technologies for Creative Learning and Digital Media tools to foster Invention-Based Collaborative Learning among children from different countries. The project is particularly focused on children from underserved communities and children's inventions are inspired by Sustainable Development challenges.

1/29/2014

Education For All Global Monitoring Report


Today UNESCO released the 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report. We think that this report about "Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all" is interesting for all people who follow our project or participate in it. It shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world, and explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies. 

We highly recommend you read it.

1/24/2014

An example of children's collaborative work. India-Catalonia


Children from Veïnat school and Carme Auguet school have already started creating Scratch scripts to program their stories about children's rights. They have been adding new characters, designing the stories, creating dialogues, and making animations.

Below you can see and example of an animation. The character was created by children of Parikrma School (Bangalore, India), the background by children of Veïnat School (Salt, Catalonia), and now children of Veïnat created an animation by adding a new costume to the character. It's just the beginning of the story, but you can already see their impressive collaborative work! The project is made on Scratch. Clicking the green flag runs the project.

1/16/2014

Children have already started to create stories about children's rights


After the Christmas holidays our children started to create stories about children's rights with the characters and backgrounds they already had designed. Here below you can see an example of a conversation held between children from schools Carme Auguet and Veïnat. After inventing the story collaboratively, and after reaching a consensus, children will begin to program it. Both the conversation and the programming are made with Scratch.


1/14/2014

Learning to code to fight against inequality among children


Yesterday our project was featured on the catalan newspaper Diari Ara. Nereida Carrillo wrote an article with an overview of learn-to-code initiatives in Catalonia and around the world. Part of the report highlighted initiatives focusing in disadvantaged groups of children, and our project was one of such.