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Technology tools for teaching about climate

toolkit imageAs part of the TECCHED Project, partners have researched, selected and assessed a large number of technology tools useful for teacher training and teaching in secondary schools. Twenty seven tools of these tools were selected for further analysis and review.

The tools were then classified as either generic or climate-specific. The reviews of these tools have been catalogued and are published on the TECCHED Web site as part of the Learning Platform.

The climate-specific tools include information sites, apps and Web sites with climate data and dashboards, climate games and simulations.

Visit the Catalogue of technological tools.

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Coding for climate initiative

The aim of TECCHED is to use technology to help teach/learn about the climate crisis.  This interesting new initiative came to our attention.coding logo

A new activity called Coding for Climate has been launched by Take Action Global (TAG), an NGO with formal association with the United Nations.

Teachers and their students will seek to find a solution for climate change through their preferred ICT-tools: Minecraft, Scratch, Micro:bit, AI, App prototyping, web, etc. The sky is the limit!coding community image

Participants can even join without computers as they are provided with activities which allow them to code without technology (unplugged coding).

This is a free initiative open to all teachers. Find more information here:

So far more than 1200 teachers across more than 45 countries have joined. Feel free to register (free).

When is this initiative starting?

Launch: March 11 2024
End: April 22 2024

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The initiative provides engaging activities for students: using ICT for good.
Teachers will become part of a global community of like-minded educators
Teachers are in charge and they decide how much time students can spend on the project.
The initiative involves problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration on global scale
All participants will receive an individualised diploma.

Coding for Climate will provide lesson plans, guidelines and help
In partnership with Earth Day

Find out more

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Using digital climate data in schools

“Climate change concerns all of us, and everyone can take action for the climate” (European Commission, 2020).

Our planet is experiencing significant and accelerated change caused by greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. We are gathering significant scientific data looking to understand and then seek solutions to the problem.

Understanding the causes, effects and implications of climate change needs to be central to school education. ttf logo

Teach The Future (TTF) is an Eraqsmus Plus project has been designed to promote a highly relevant educational approach to climate change education, by applying open science and open data principles to the framework of a digital citizenship educational paradigm.

The Teach the Future project fits closely with the aims of the TECCHED project as young people are deeply concerned about the climate crisis. Many are angry that action is still not being taken when it is their future at stake.

Launched with the vision to integrate climate education into school curricula, this project has far exceeded its initial goals, fundamentally reshaping how climate change is taught in classrooms. Explore the pedagogical report on climate education

At the heart of the project are a set of innovative resources and methodologies developed for educators and providing access to authentic climate data in dashboards of histoical temperature and precipitation and future forecasts of the predicted temperatures across the globe. These resources demonstrate the warming climate. Visit the digital climate data dashboardsdashboard global predicted temperature

Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of climate change, “Teach the Future” has crafted a diverse array of teaching materials. These range from interactive games that engage students in environmental stewardship, to comprehensive lesson plans that weave climate awareness into subjects like science, geography, and even literature.  Find out more about the project results

Understanding that change begins with educators, the project has placed significant emphasis on teacher training to effectively communicate the complexities of climate change. Visit the onlione teacher training course

training modules imageThe project’s legacy includes a network of informed and enthusiastic educators, ready to inspire a new generation of environmentally conscious students.

Looking ahead, the success of “Teach the Future” serves as a blueprint for future educational initiatives.

Since the focus of the project is equipping educators and students with new skills, it is demonstrated that with the right tools and commitment, schools can play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable future. Visit the teacher stories from the project

 

 

 

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Climate Change Awareness Rising in Spain, but Challenges Remain in Education

Awareness on the Rise:climate demo photo

Movements such as Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion have gained strength in Spain, leading to protests and demanding concrete actions to combat climate change.

Gradual Integration into the School Curriculum:

Climate change education has begun to be integrated into school curricula, albeit gradually and variably among different regions of the country. An interdisciplinary approach is observed, addressing not only the scientific aspects, but also the economic, social and ethical aspects associated with the problem.

Specific Educational Programs:

biblio photoSome educational institutions and NGOs have implemented specific programs to raise awareness and educate students about climate change. The programs often include hands-on activities and projects to encourage the active participation of young people in the fight against global warming.

An example of such programs is “Bibliokepos” which brings the topic to debate in different libraries in Seville. Another example of this growing awareness of climate change is that even the medical community is calling for climate change training to be included in medical degrees in Spain.

References

Bibliokepos
Medical training on climate change

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Raising Climate Change Awareness

CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS BEGINS TO BE RAISED IN TURKISH SCHOOLS

The TEMA Foundation is a non-governmental organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of environmental and nature issues in Turkey. The Foundation undertakes various initiatives to provide children with knowledge and awareness about an important issue such as climate change. TEMA web page

The foundation enables children to take an active role in climate change by organising various events and projects in schools. Thanks to these activities, students have the opportunity to increase their environmental awareness by participating in activities to protect nature.

The main initiative that the TEMA Foundation carries out in schools is the “Environmentally Friendly School” project. This project assesses the level of environmental awareness of schools and provides support for the dissemination of environmentally friendly practises.

The TEMA Foundation has created a digital platform called the Climate Change Education Portal for children and young people to educate themselves about climate change. This portal is accessible online and can be used free of charge.

The Climate Change Education Portal was developed to inform children and young people about climate change, raise awareness and encourage them to take action.TEMA platform for children

The portal aims to capture the attention of students with interactive and entertaining content.

The content of the portal includes basic information such as what climate change is, its causes and effects, as well as topics such as actions that can be taken to combat climate change, sustainable energy sources and recycling. There are also various events, games and videos on the portal.

The climate change education portal is designed as a resource that teachers and parents can also use. Teachers can use the portal’s materials in their lessons and help students raise awareness about climate change. Teachers also receive a certificate at the end of the training.

Parents can explore the portal with their children and establish opportunities to talk about climate change and share information. This is an important step in raising awareness about climate change in schools.

Find out more
TEMA Home Page https://iklimtema.org/
Climate Change Education and Awareness Project https://www.tema.org.tr/calismalarimiz/egitim/egitim-projeleri/iklim-degisikligi
News: ‘Climate change’ lesson coming to schools https://www.diken.com.tr/okullara-iklim-degisikligi-dersi-geliyor/
Turkish Ministry of National Education on Climate in Schools https://www.meb.gov.tr/iklim-degisikligi-calismalari-kapsaminda-okullarda-yeni-donemin-yol-haritasi-belirlendi/haber/27748/tr