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.

12/27/2017

Thank you again, India!


Every time our team travels to India we learn a lot of things. The teacher training courses and workshops with children in Parikrma have already concluded, and the collaborative work between India, Colombia and Catalonia is in full swing (for example, there are more than 50 articles posted on the collaborative blog). 

During our weeks of work in South India we have also taken the opportunity to visit other educational projects, non-profit organizations and research groups (Shanti Bhavan, Ananya Trust, Project DEFY, Protovillage, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology). Bangalore is an exciting ecosystem where there are fantastic opportunities to learn about education, technology, creativity and development.

The images in this post summarize the activities we have been doing. They have been automatically generated (with Google Research's Storyboard app) from the videos we recorded during our stay.





12/03/2017

Creative, critical and collaborative learning activities from India


As the children's blog grows, and they begin researching this year's theme, a part of the Inventors4Change team has moved temporarily to India to conduct teacher training activities and workshops with children in the participating schools.

Teacher training is mainly focused on Scratch and collaborative digital storytelling. Workshops with children have also addressed these same topics, but also include low-cost robotics, computational tinkering, unplugged computer science and other activities.

The videoconferences between Catalonia, India and Colombia will start very soon, and then the children will carry out the online collaborative work to co-create digital stories on the theme "learning with and from old people".

As you can see, the project is going full steam ahead! :)

PS: photos by Jordifreix.