Touko 24, 2010
11.6.2010 Future School Research 1st Wave
Ohjausryhmän kokous klo 9-11
Following articles were submitted to INTED (International Technology, Education and Development) Conference Publication (ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9):
FutureStep – Enhancing children’s wellbeing by using activity monitors in formal and informal contexts
FutureStory – Learning with digital storytelling
Literacy in the 21st Century – preschoolers in the way becoming multiliterate in a digital learning environment
OPTEK-research has started in the beginning of September 2009 at Oulujoki School. The aim is to develop models for using ICT that support meaningful learning and motivation in an innovative way
FutureStep project is co-operating with Polar Electro, the Faculty of Technology and the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering to create pedagogical practises to use ActiveAquarium (created by prof. Jukka Riekki and Valtteri Heikkilä) in schools. Activity monitors (Polar FA20) and Aquarium are piloted in the Faculty of Education by teacher training students and staff.
FutureStep – Stepcounters are piloted in Oulun Normaalikoulu
FutureStep Wii Recess – WiiSport and Dance Revolution exercise games are in use at Nuottasaari and Knuutilankangas Schools, Oulun Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun lukio and Oulun Lyseon lukio
FutureStep project organised Jump to the Future! event in the Faculty of Education for the students and staff of University of Oulu >> See pictures here
FutureStep and Jump to the Future! event partisipated ’Building the Future School’ seminar in Oulu
FutureStep organised Jump to the Future! training event for students who are specializing in Physical education
FutureStep organised Polar Team2 heart rate monitor system education event for Physical eduation teachers in Myllytulli School (trainer Ville Uronen, Polar Electro)
Literacy in the 21st Century study continued in Rajakylä School based on the Pilot Study done in Spring 2009
Literacy in the 21st Century teacher meeting in Rajakylä School
Literacy in the 21st Century study started in Pöllökangas kindergarten
WiiSport and Dance Revolution exercise games are piloted in Myllytulli School
Jump to the Future! education event for teachers in Myllytulli School.
Teachers had a chance to test technological equipments of FutureStep-project (heart rate monitors, activity monitors, Garmin Forerunners, Wii Dance Revolution game, WiiSport game, pedometers and Polar Team2 heart rate monitor system.
Polar Team2 heart rate monitor system education event for project staff and teachers (trainer Ville Uronen, Polar Electro)
Literacy in the 21st Century participated in Rajakylä School’s parental evening and introduced research plans for parents.
FutureStep parental evening in Myllytulli School.
Parents and kids had a change to test technological equipments of FutureStep-project and they were informed about the project and becoming research.
Literacy in the 21st Century pilot study in Rajakylä School.
– Teachers and 6th grade pupils made study material for 1st grade pupils by using FSR Programme’s laptops and digital cameras.
– 6th grade pupils taught 1st grade pupils to use technological equipments (laptops and digital cameras).
– Pupils also made a trip together to the nature where they carried out tasks by digital cameras.
Literacy in the 21st Century teacher meeting in Rajakylä School.
This was a pilot planning meeting for Spring 2009.
FutureStep project proudly presents:
University of Oulu, Linnanmaa L3, 12.15-13.45 PM
”The Real Health Care System: Taking Physical Education Outside the Walls of the Gymnasium into the Hearts and Minds of Our Community.”
Beth Kirkpatrick, Director of Education
Polar Electro Inc. USA
This outstanding lecture is open for everyone – welcome!
A report of adolescents’ opinions about virtual youthwork in Finnish social networking sites was published. Report available in PDF format.
FSR 1st Wave Projects get started and are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) for years 2009-2011