Assignment 1.1


In the first activity we invite you to present yourself.


Write some lines in the comments including your

  • Nickname
  • Country
  • Teaching Subject
  • Motivation to participate
  • What do you expect from the ELIC MOOC?


Post the information as a comment to this statement. You can attach links to further information, pictures, videos…

89 thoughts on “Assignment 1.1”

  1. Hello Team, I am Ravi Bopara from India. I offer free two workshops on embedded engineering and teach automotive concepts in many colleges around Bangalore City. I have multiple roles currently, an IT employee, a student pursuing part-time master’s degree in automotive engineering and a part-time teacher as I am passionate about teaching. I have benefited from many courses on edx, coursera and udacity online learning platforms. After my masters degree, I am planning to take up a full-time teaching role in an engineering college as a junior professor.

  2. Hi my name is Christine and I teach Biology and Chemistry in Germany. I expect to learn how the different parts of a car work to get a better understanding. In Chemistry I teach the students how a battery works but I could imagine to use some of the uploaded materials to to awaken interest for engeneering subjects at university and to deepen the knowledge of the application of batteries.

  3. Hello, my name is Ivo Fior, I’m obtained my Master degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Udine (Italy), I teach physics in the section of Chemistry-biology and in the section Enviroment-building-landscape at Isis Fermo Solari in Tolmezzo. I’m very curious about ideas to improve my lessons.

  4. hello, my name is Mario Mazzeschi. I obtained my Master degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Trieste (Italy). I have been teaching at ISIS Solari in Tolmezzo since 2000, in Department of Mechanics, mechatronics and Energy. I’m involved in energy issues and energy assessments, heating and conditioning system. With this MOOC I hope to find some new ideas to improve my teaching.

    1. Hi Mario and thanks for your introduction!
      Have fun with the MOOC!
      Best regards,

  5. Hi, as a late joiner (depending on lack of time before): I’m the “austronom” from Austria (the one without kangoroos but with dirndls). My teaching subjekts in the field of nature science are physics (with a big spotlight on astronomy in special courses).
    My motivation can honestly described by: I have to. But I keep on having my eyes opened for coming interesting subjects and information.

    1. Hi austronom and welcome to the MOOC!
      I hope you will enjoy the MOOC although “you have to” 😉
      If you want to, just let us know if you received the expected information and if you gained some knowledge at the end of the MOOC.
      Best regards,

    2. Good morning Austronom.
      Thank you, on behalf of everyone, for honesty! 🙂
      What does “dirndls” mean? Google translator does not translate it …

      1. Hey Giovanni!
        “Dirndls” – or in singular “Dirndl” adresses traditional costumes of Austria. Dirndl is some kind of dresses the highly vary from region to region here. 🙂
        Erika 😉

  6. Hello, my Name is Simon Obrovsky and I come from Austria. I am becoming a teacher in physics and biology at the university of Graz and am now entering my last semester. (Although I live near FH Joanneum, I have to admit I never really entered your building!). My motivations for participation in this MOOC are 1) I want to improve my teaching skills in engineering, 2) too much spare time in my last semester, so I look for other things to do, 3) a certificate for my CV.
    So it’s obvious what I expect from the course: 1) good training, 2) a productive yet pleasant time, 3) a professional course so I manage to finish it.

    I am sure we will have a good time!

    Simon Obrovsky

    1. Dear Simon, I hope you the course will meet your expectations. have a nice second weeek. Sara

  7. Hi everybody, I’m Gloria and I teach biology, chemistry and geology at Liceo Scientifico “Solari” in Tolmezzo. I graduated in Biological Sciences and I’ve got a PhD in Geobotany. I’m very interested in all the different aspects of applied science and I think informatics and electronic engineering are very close to biotechnologies, so I hope to strengthen the knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the topics I teach. I’m always happy to learn something new and to confront with other collegues

    1. Welcome Gloria and thanks for your introduction! this is in fact the place of sharing, I hope you will find what needed to deal with the multidisciplinary aspect of your teaching subject. Sara

  8. Hi, my name is Gianni Pezzarini
    I work at ISIS Fermo Solari di Tolmezzo in Italy
    I’m an electronics lab teacher
    For some years I have been following and organizing the IT activities of my school together with some colleagues
    I expect to find ideas to optimize teaching and training using IT tools.
    I also hope to find ways to organize activities within the school

    1. Hey Gianni! Welcome at our MOOC!
      If you want to see some IT tools for teaching just go to Assignment 1.2, your colleagues already posted a lot of suggestions. Of course we will summarize them at the end of the MOOC for all of you.

  9. Buongiorno a tutti.
    Mi chiamo Giovanni Garlatti, ho 51±1 anni e insegno Fisica al Liceo Scientifico Opzione Scienze Applicate (LSOSA) “F. Solari” di Tolmezzo. I miei utenti sono ragazzi di età compresa tra i 14 e i 19 anni. Qualcuno anche di più. Laureato in Ingegneria Civile per sbaglio, ho sempre amato la Fisica.
    Mi sono iscritto a ELICA perché è una occasione in più per confrontarmi con i miei colleghi d’istituto, per imparare un po’ di inglese, per conoscere insegnanti di altre nazioni (ho visto che partecipano anche insegnati austriaci: qualcuno conosce Gabriele di Stadt Haag vicino Linz? Era la mia prima fidanzatina…).
    Non conoscevo Phyphox, ma sul mio smartphone ho installato applicazioni simili: Z-Device Test; Sensor Kinetics; Physics Toolbox Suite; Strumenti Intelligenti. Ognuno ha pregi e difetti.
    Saluti a tutti!

    Goodmorning everyone.
    My name is Giovanni Garlatti, I have 51 ± 1 years and I teach Physics at the Liceo Scientifico Option for Applied Sciences (LSOSA) “F. Solari” of Tolmezzo. My users are boys between the ages of 14 and 19. Someone even more. Graduated in Civil Engineering by mistake, I have always loved physics.
    I joined ELICA because it is an extra opportunity to compare myself with my school colleagues, to learn a bit of English, to meet teachers from other countries (I also saw Austrian teachers taking part: someone knows Gabriele from Stadt Haag near Linz? It was my first girlfriend …).
    I did not know Phyphox, but on my smartphone I installed similar applications: Z-Device Test; Sensor Kinetics; Physics Toolbox Suite; Smart Tools. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.
    Greetings to everyone!

    1. Hi Giovanni! Weolcome to the MOOC and thanks for your introduction! Let’s hope that we will find Gabriele, and besides that, let’s hope that you are going to enjoy the exchange with your colleagues from different countries and school subjects.
      Have fun!

      1. Thank you so much Hanna!
        I have so many difficulties with the English language, but fortunately there is Google translator!
        See you soon!


    2. buon giorno Giovanni, e benvenuto in ELIC. Chissà se questa può essere un’occasione oltre che per scambiare delle informazioni e buone prassi sul tema STEM anche per ritrovare un “mondo” del passato. Buon lavoro. Sara

      1. Grazie mille Sara.
        Spero vada tutto per il meglio.
        Buon lavoro anche a te. A presto!

        Thank you so much Sara.
        I hope everything goes well.
        Good work to you too. See you soon!


  10. Literacy is a very important topic in complex societies like ours.
    I believe that literacy should no longer be aimed at providing the only skills of reading, writing and arithmetic but must provide those knowledge and skills that allow you to live in an active and conscious way.

    1. Welcome Alessio, thanks for your comment and to share it with others. Have a nice second week. Sara

  11. Hi everybody,
    I’m Paolo and I live in Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. I attended a scientific high school and then I graduated in mechanical engineering at the University of Udine in 2005. In 2009, I got a PhD in chemical and energy technologies at the University of Udine in the department of industrial catalysis (my research topic was the electrochemistry behaviour of catalysts in fuel cells applications, both high and low temperature devices). Then, I worked for the past nine years as a designer of hydroelectric turbines and hydroelectric power plants in Villa Santina, a small town near Tolmezzo. In September 2018 I started my first experience as a teacher at ISIS Fermo Solari in Tolmezzo, so… I’m a beginner! I decided to teach because I love teaching and I’m very curious and hungry of knowledge. I think teaching is one of the most worthy work. At present, I teach design and mechanical technologies to students 14 to 18 years old.

    1. Welcome Paolo and thanks for your introduction! Nice to have you here as a beginner and expert at the same time 🙂
      We are very courious about your contribution to the MOOC!
      Best regards,

  12. Hello everybody. My name is Sven and I teach sports and physics at Pascal High School in Grevenbroich, Germany. As a physics teacher I hope for some new impulses for new topic contexts in my lessons. I am also a friend of e-learning and I am curious how this course was implemented here with WordPress.
    Every path that brings science closer to our students is welcome.
    With the famous words of Richard Dawkins:
    “[Science] works! Planes fly. Cars drive. Computers compute. If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works… bitches.”
    So let´s rock it!

    1. Hi Sven and thanks for this awesome quote! Let’s rock the MOOC and see if it works! 🙂
      Best regards,

  13. Hello everyone!
    I’m Alessio Distante, I live in Venice and I’m a teacher of ISIS F. SOLARI di Tolmezzo. “Department of mechanics”.
    I work as a teacher with passion, and I am happy to do so because I am very interested in the mechanical sector and the machinery used to perform the work, paying particular attention to the new technologies in the mechanical field.
    In addition, I am a free profession, operating in the energy and real estate sectors.
    I hope I can deepen my knowledge.
    Thank you

    1. Welcome Alessio! I guess you will find some new aspects and technologies in the field of mechanical engineering, especially in week 5 – HOT engineering 😉
      Enjoy the MOOC!
      Best regards,

  14. Hey there,
    I’m teaching Chemistry and German in Graz. I expect to find some new inspiration for class exercises. Therefor I’m looking forward to have a look at teacher materials, which can be used in class. Besides that, i hope to fill my gap of knowledge regarding automotive engineering, well at least the chemical aspect. It would also be cool, if there are some general information, which everyone understands instead of highend technical/theoretical facts 🙂

    1. Hey there,
      my name is Kristina. I teach Mathematics, Philosophy and Latin in Grevenbroich, which is close to Düsseldorf and Köln.
      I am very curious about ideas to improve my lessons (especially in Mathematics) by using real contexts and I love to learn new things about new media, sciences and engineering.

      1. Hi Kristina, great to have you here! We hope you have fun in our MOOC!
        Best regards,

    2. Dear Migu, I agree with you about the last sentence 😉. Great to have you! Sara

    3. Hi migu, welcome at our MOOC! We try to start every week with a general introduction of the topic which hopefully meets your expectations 🙂
      Best regards,

  15. Hello everybody! My name is Manlio Marcuzzi and I work at ISIS FERMO SOLARI for many years. I am a professor in the Electronics and Electrotechnics department and in particular, I deal with the laboratory aspects. For our department, the Elic course could be very interesting and could offer us some educational ideas to be applied with the students. I am passionate about mountain biking and I play the saxophone.

    1. Dear Manlio welcome in the MOOC and enjoy it. For any need just let us know. Sara

  16. My Name is Agnese Traverso.
    I graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna. I’ve been living in Friuli since 2006. I’ve been an electrical engineering teacher since 2010. I have tought in various schools in Friuli , at the moment i am teaching at Isis.F.SOLARI in Tolmezzo(UD).I like traveling and i would like to Know new places and new people too. I would like to excange some exciting educational materials with my collegues as well as some new learning and theaching methods to practise in the classroom

    1. Welcome Agnese, great that you are here in the group and hopefully you will get and give some feedback about practical learning and teaching methods at school. Enjoy next weeks. Sara

  17. Hello everyone,
    my name is Michele Masone and I teach mechanical maintenance at I.S.I.S. “F. Solari” of Tolmezzo (UD) for about 10 years. Within my school I take care of organizing and coordinating the internship periods of the students in the companies of the territory. In my teaching continuous updating is of fundamental importance, both in the methods and in the contents. At the moment I am making updates on the methodologies of Design Thinking applied to the Industry 4.0 world. I love traveling and good food.
    Michele Masone

    1. Ciao Michele, by sharing the love of travel and good food, I welcome you on ELIC MOOC. Sara

  18. Hello everyone, my name is Alfonsina, I live in Friuli Venezia Giulia and I teach chemistry at the technical institute “Fermo Solari” in Tolmezzo. I have a degree in chemistry from the university of Bologna and a Ph.D. in chemical and energy technologies. In the past I worked for several years in the field of heterogeneous catalysis where I dealt with the three-way catalysts, while recently I worked the exploitation of biogas for energy and chemicals production. From the ELIC MOOC I expect to improve my teaching skills and to learn new strategies to involve pupils in the study of technological aspects of science.
    Best Regards, Alfonsina

  19. Hi everyone!
    I´m teaching mathematics and physics in Graz/Austria.
    E-motors and batteries are part of our new curriculum at school and so I want to improve my knowledge about it. I hope to get some input to create some interesting lessons for my students.
    Best regards

    1. Hey downforce! Hang in there for week 4 when batteries are in focus and already in next week we will focus on E-Motor!

  20. Hello, my name is Andrea.
    I finished my degree in electronics at University of Trieste and majored in teaching Mathematics at University of Udine. For about ten years I’ve been dealing with organizational and educational issues of the school where I teach. Since 2015 I’ve been teaching Maths in the section of Chemistry-biology at Isis Fermo Solari in Tolmezzo. I’m very curious to learn something new to increase my skills and to help my students improve their performances.

  21. Hi there! I’m Simone Del Fabbro. I had a degree in Agricultural Science and Technology at the University of Udine in 2006.
    I teach Biology, Microbiology and Hygiene in ISIS Fermo Solari secondary school (Tolmezzo, Udine – Italy) in the section of Chemistry biology (adult education – evening courses of the institute).
    I think this is a good opportunity to exchange information with other teachers.

  22. Hi, it’s Fausto Crosilla and I am a civil engineer. I work as a teacher at ISIS Fermo Solari in Tolmezzo (Italy) in a course called BUILDING ENVIRONMENT LANDSCAPE. I teach two subjects: the first one is “Design, Construction and Building Systems” and the second is “Building Site Management and Safety in the Workplace”.
    I am really interested in learning and experimenting with new methods of teaching engineering subjects. Although the topics covered by the program are not related to the subjects that I teach, the participation in the course will certainly be useful.
    I wish everyone good work.

  23. Hello. I am Alberto from Udine,Italy.
    I teach computer science at Solari Institute in Tolmezzo.
    Curiosity moves me towards Elic.
    See you soon.

  24. Hi, I am Paola and I teach Maths in a secondary school in Tolmezzo (ITALY).
    I’m really glad to enjoy this project, it could be a good way to involve students in something practical and useful for themselves.
    I hope that MOOC will improve my teaching method and my skills, sharing our experiences is important for our job!

  25. Hi, my name is Lorenzo Lodolo. I live in Udine and I’m a mechanical engineer. I teach mechanics and mechanical technology at ISIS Fermo Solari in Tolmezzo. I’m interested in science and I’m keen on sports, in particular swimming. With MOOC I expect to learn new teaching methods to improve my skills as teacher during class.
    Thank you for this opportunity, I’m sure it will be very useful.

    1. Hey Lorenzo! Take a look around I hope you’ll find inspiring talks and material you can use for your lectures.
      Best regards Erika

  26. Hi everyone! I teach physics and mathematics (secondary) in Graz, Austria. This is my first mooc and so I wanted to try. I like to teach technical aspects of physics.
    Even if I know about e-motors I´d like to see what is state of the art. Cumbustion engines became more interesting to me since I had to repair them sometimes.
    Best regards

    1. Hey rubberduck! Welcome at the MOOC and thanks a lot for your introduction! I hope the upcoming two weeks on E-motors and combustion engines will provide enough information to extend your knowledge on different types of engines. Maybe you can share some experiences with combustion engines in Week 3 with us? 🙂
      Best regards,

  27. In my opinion, Literacy is the basic knowledge about a particular field, that means not only reading and writing but also Maths and Physics problem solving.
    During my lessons I use Youtube, Power Point and sometimes Moodle, the e-learning platform provided by my school.

  28. Hi everybody, I’m Emilia. I live and I teach chemistry in Tolmezzo. I had a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Trieste.
    I think this si a good opportunity for me to improve my knowledge about differents fields and to improve my teaching.

    1. Hey emilia! Glad you’re here. I see you are already engaging in the discussion about literacy, I hope you’ll enjoy ELIC in the coming weeks.
      Best regards, Erika

  29. Hi there! I am Fulvio Bincoletto, born in Udine in 1972. I obtained my electronics engineering degree from Padua University.
    For the past twelve years I have been working as teacher for ISIS Fermo Solari (secondary school); in particular, I deal with adult education as a coordinator of the institute evening courses.
    I teach subjects such as ITC, electrical engineering and electronics. I signed up to exchange information with other colleagues.

    1. Hi Fulvio, nice to have you here!
      The MOOC is a great opportunity to share experiences and exchange information with your colleagues from different countries, I hope you are going to enjoy it 🙂
      Best regards, Hanna

  30. Hi, my name is Maurizio Zampa and I am a teacher at ISIS SOLARI di Tolmezzo for the Department of Mechanics; Mechatronics and Energy. I am interested in energy issues and energy assessments and air conditioning systems. I am passionate about Nordic walking and I am a volunteer in charge of Civil Defense.

    1. Hey Maurizio, nice to have you here!
      You will find several aspects of energy issues and assessment in all the MOOC weeks and I hope you are going to enjoy it and share your opinion with us.
      Best regards,

  31. Hello, thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself.
    My name is Luca Marisa, I obtained my Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Udine(Italy) in 2001. Since 2002 I have been a teacher of technological disciplines at the “F. Solari” Institute of Tolmezzo (Italy).
    I love teaching, and I believe that everyone has the right to pursue an education. I also believe that, in order to be able to teach, one has to learn first, and that teaching and learning are really two parts of the same action. I choose to teach Mechanics not only because I am passionate about this branch of knowledge, but also because I have an abiding interest in helping people inprove thecnical education, thus opening the door to better under standing the current world.
    The goal of my teaching is to open this door for people who are interested in learning about
    technological and engineering processes typicals of modern society.
    With this MOOC I hope to find some new inspiration to improve my teaching.

    1. Hi Luca and welcome to the ELIC-MOOC!
      Thanks a lot for intoducing yourself. I appreciate your attitude towards teaching a lot, and hopefully our MOOC can contribute to your teaching goals and provides some new inspirations for the classroom!
      Best regards, Hanna

  32. Hello everyone! I’m happy to be part of the Elic project!
    My name is Massimiliano Vergendo and I am a teacher at ISIS SOLARI di Tolmezzo for the Department of Mechanics. I am interested in vehicle maintenance and in the use of the lathe and milling machines. I am passionate about ski mountaineering that practice also at a competitive level in winter, which I love, and in summer I do mountain running competitions, in my spare time I dedicate myself to pig breeding and to the production of sausages and salami,I also have construction and forestry skills.

    1. Hello Massimiliano! Great to have you. It sounds like you’re quite a sportsman, I can only think of hiking in summer however when it comes to hiking there is nothing in my mind connected with running. So wooow!
      Best regards, Erika

    2. Wow great added competences Massimiliano!
      Enjoy the ELIC MOOC. Sara

  33. Hello,
    my name is Gerhard, I am teaching physics in Graz and I have been involved a little in the ELIC project before. How does the MOOC work, seen from the perspective of a participant? – that’s one of my fields of interest. From time to time I try to pass online courses, because in school we have the task to work with our students on basic digital competences – so we should confront ourselves with that kind of learning, I think.
    My interest in the field of electromobility started when I realized, that in bikes and cars the type of synchronous motor is used – and not the DC motor we have teached for years mainly. Why AC-motors with DC energy sources, and how? The interest increased when I bought an e-bike and experienced the comfortable way to drive electrically.
    Smartphones in physics teaching belongs to my everyday life, but always under the dictum: Does the usage support the learning of physics within the concrete topic (and how?). Smartphones are not a purpose themselves – except we want to learn about their technology, e.g how does a touchscreen work?

    1. Hey Gerhard! Great to have you here. I still remember our ELIC-Trip to Ostrava your input was very enriching for us all. I hope you’ll enjoy week 2 when E-Motor is our topic.
      Best regards, Erika

  34. Hi,
    I‘m from Austria and I studied chemistry and biology, but my interests are also in the technical field, so I hope for suggestions and new ideas for teaching.

  35. Hello everyone! My name is Caterina and I have been teaching at Solari di Tolmezzo for three years. I am a teacher of History of Art and at ISIS Solari I deal with European projects, internships and orientation in and out of the Institute. I am one of the representatives of the Elic project for ISIS FERMO SOLARI. I am interested in teaching methods and use of new technologies applied to learning. I am very interested in ethical issues in the use of new technologies and the industrial revolution 4.0. I will have many difficulties in dealing with technical matters but I am sure that my fellow engineers will support me.
    I love running mountain ultramaratone.

    1. Benvenuta/Welcome dear Caterina, we are very curious to understand what difficulties a non-technical teacher can encounter in dealing with these topics.
      In fact, the ethics behind the new technologies and the industrial revolution 4.0 is a very interesting topic. At the same time the discussions about this, starting from this post, could be very motivating.

  36. Fantastic Jupidu, thanks to be one of our “students”, I hope you will enjoy ELIC MOOC and all the stuff related to engineering…👍 Sara

  37. I’m jupidu from Graz, Austria, studies Physics and Maths but only spent one year in school. Now I’m teaching web-competences, online-collaboration, e-portfolios and I’m a trainer for online pedagogy.
    I’m here because I love MOOCs and because I find the engineering stuff amazing.
    I expect to learn something new 🙂

  38. Moinmoin.
    My Name is Christian. I live in a small village nearby Düsseldorf in Germany. I teach in physics, chemistry and computer-science at the Pascal-Gymnasium in Grevenbroich, where I maintain our school-own makerspace. My motivation for this mooc is to get a different view on my own lessons. Unfortunality the stem-subjects are less attractive to the pupils. I expect some practice, playful and hands-on examples, which could enhance my lessons. I am interested in using iPads/iPhones in school. Physphox and Viana are great apps. And by the lack of wifi in our school, AirDrop makes a good job for sharing docs. By the way, i also like Android / Linux 🙂 in our makerspace. My favorit TV-series are The Orville, Norsemen and GOT…
    Kind regards
    Christian (chratzer)

    1. Nice to meet in in this platform Christian. And thank you very much for your suggestion on Apps. That is a shame that Viana App is available just on iOS App store and just in German.
      I hope you could share other interesting applications and/or let us know how in which context you find them useful. Sara

  39. Hi my name is Anna, I live and work in Italy (FVG): I’m a secondary school teacher, and my subject is English. As my current school is a Technical and Professional Institute, I teach ESP (English for Specific Purposes) as well as ESL (English as a Second Language. So I happen to teach the combustion engine, amplification, air conditioning, pumps, heating systems, and so forth besides grammar and syntax.
    I hope this course will give me a better understanding of some of the subjects and topics I usually try to navigate (without sinking).

    1. Good morning Anna and welcome to our MOOC. Nice to hear from you especially for the fact that you are not a STEM teacher. I think it’s a fantastic contribution what you can give to your students since, in most cases, many technicalities of the STEM subjects are expressed in English. I hope you will enjoy this MOOC. Sara

  40. Buon giorno Mariangela,
    grazie per la tua presentazione e l’interesse al corso. Durante la settimana n 1 e n 6 ci sono dei facilitatori italiani ma non nelle settimane dalla 2 alla 5, ti chiederei semmai in quelle settimane o se vuoi aprire un confronto con altri colleghi di scrivere in inglese perchè i partecipanti si confronteranno in questa lingua.
    Buon proseguimento di corso.

    1. Ok.
      Avevo letto che era possibile scrivere nella propria lingua e ne ho approfittato. Una curiositá: come avviene la traduzione in inglese?

      1. buon giorno Mariangela,
        sì, non ci sono problemi a scrivere in italiano. Se hai delle domande specifiche sui contenuti delle settimane, possiamo tradurre le tue domande e inviarle al moderatore o al facilitatore della settimana. Lo scrivere in inglese, però, ti permetterebbe di metterti in contatto con gli altri insegnanti attivi durante il MOOC e scambiare con loro eventuali suggerimenti o buone prassi.
        Ti consiglierei, a questo proposito semmai, di utilizzare google translator, che ovviamente non è lo strumento perfetto e non traduce o riporta le frasi sempre in maniera corretta ma ti permetterebbe di far passare l’idea generale contenuta nei tuoi post agli insegnanti di altri paesi che si sono iscritti al MOOC.
        Comunque per qualsiasi bisogno di aiuto fammi pure sapere. Sara

  41. Buongiorno,
    mi chiamo Mariangela Conzato,
    Mi sono laureata in Fisica nel 1999, ma dal 2001 ho sempre insegnato matematica nelle scuole secondarie di secondo grado. Attualmente insegno matematica in un Istituto tecnico elettrotecnico/elettronico di Tolmezzo in Italia. Insegno a studenti che hanno un’età compresa tra i 13 e i 19 anni.
    Mi sono iscritta ad ELIC principalmente per due motivi: aprire un confronto con colleghi di altre nazioni e migliorare le mie conoscenze di matematica applicata all’elettronica in modo da integrare il mio insegnamento con esempi pratici che possano interessare gli studenti del mio corso.
    Conosco Geogebra e lo utilizzo saltuariamente portando gli studenti in aula informatica; non conosceva la funzione “classroom resources”, la trovo molto interessante e ne valuterò l’utilizzo con le mie classi.
    Non conoscevo Phyphox, mi sembra uno strumento interessante per un primo approccio allo studio di fenomeni fisici, per raccogliere dati e introdurre nuovi argomenti di studio.
    Buon lavoro a tutti!

    1. Ciao Maraingela,
      impressionante che giá conosci Geogebra. Penso che è importante che insegniamo in modo moderno per piacere agli studenti, jupidu

  42. Hi, my name is Angie. I am from upper austria and teach math and physics in a technical school. Because of that I’m especially interested in learning how engines and e-motors work (there’s a gap in my education I really want to fill). These topics sometimes arise in classroom and I still don’t feel comfortable answering them with superficial knowledge I gained from reading some text on some websites.
    I’m very pleased to see that we also discuss what literacy means and how to improve teaching by using a practical approach as I am always seaching for new tools to improve the way I teach and replace some boring teacher-centered teaching with ideas/practical examples/student-related-topics with real meaning for them. Since I’m still at the beginning of my career I’m sometimes overchallenged by information sorting, thinking about what and how to teach the basic ideas and especially how to implement practical and useful stuff for them. With this MOOC I hope to find some new inspiration and fill my gap of knowledge regarding the topics you address.
    Geogebra and PhyPhox aren’t new for me, but im curious how you suggest to use them.
    Thank you for the interesing first week! 🙂

    1. Hello Angie! A warm welcome to our MOOC. I hope you’ll find the inspiration you’re looking for. Hope to read from again very soon! Erika

  43. Hi, my name is Jakob. I live and teach in Styria/Austria. My subjects are physics and psychology/philosophy.
    As I am more interested in the theoretical and methodological aspects of science, I see this course as a possibility to strengthen my own interest in the technical/engineering aspects of science.
    I hope to get didactical information that expands the common didactical findings (i.e. context based teaching) and focuses on the matter of interest in engineering.
    I also hope to get special tools/materials for this AND some didactical input. GeoGebra and phyphox are not really new for me. And just by using phyphox, I don’t think that the pupils are more interestet or benefit in any way. The important thing would be to show HOW one should integrate those tools in teaching.
    So this is the kind of input I hope we will get in the following weeks. Because there are many funny tools out there, but HOW to use them so that the pupils can benefit, that is something one cannot just guess, but has to be shown by empirical research. And that is something, not every single teacher can do, but has to be done by institutions linke you 🙂

    1. Hey Jakob! Welcome to ELIC. Thank you for your critical input, I hope we’ll meet your expectation along the next weeks.

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