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Knowledge Adventures for Kids: Masterclass presentation during the Social Media Week London 2013

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A talk given on 26 Sept 2013, at the Social Media Week London 2013 Masterclass "How technology changes research" (details on the event here: …

A talk given on 26 Sept 2013, at the Social Media Week London 2013 Masterclass "How technology changes research" (details on the event here: http://socialmediaweek.org/london/events/?id=82923#.UkbS6D_09OJ)

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  • 1. Knowledge adventures for kids Tinkering School
  • 2. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Who am I? o Rayna Stamboliyska: o PhD in Genetics & Bioinformatics o Digital and scientific aspects We are at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris Descarts University o Ange Ansour (pedagogical aspect) o Kevin Lhoste (tools R&D, engineering) Who are we?
  • 3. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Learning through research: started 3 September 2013 in 13 schools in Paris o 1 PhD fellow o 1 primary school (18 kids, 8-11 years old) o 1 hands-on experiment o 1 hour and a half per week
  • 4. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Learning through research projects o Classifying galaxies with GalaxyZoo o Learning to fly (R&D with birds and wings) o Ethnobotanics and Japanese pharma o Ladybugs and flowers
  • 5. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School What benefits? o Improving language skills o Engaging youth in STEM curricula o Gender issues solver o Unveiling how kids learn o Teaching teachers to unlearn
  • 6. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School What digital tools? o Kidsoverflow o Kidcyclopaedia o Kidictionary o JoYS (Journal of Young Scientists)
  • 7. Tools Overview (1) Tinkering School o Rating: qualitative, through 5 criteria o Badges: attributed depending on cummulated positive rates o Gamification: development path (‘magician’, etc. KidsOverflow
  • 8. Tools Overview (2) Tinkering School
  • 9. Tools Overview (3) Tinkering School
  • 10. Kidcyclopaedia workflow Tinkering School
  • 11. Enabled because you are allowed & encouraged to: o copy, o modify, o criticize, o fork, o … Co-creation & co-discovery Kidcyclopaedia workflow Tinkering School
  • 12. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Journal of Young Scientists (JoYS) o Peer-reviewed age-wise o Any age welcome o Inter-age interactions (teens help primary school pupils) o Limited adult involvement
  • 13. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Knowledge sharing o Open source software developed o Open hardware everywhere o Open Data produced by kids o Open content published on the web o External observers welcome
  • 14. One school, one experiment, one researcher Tinkering School Keeping you posted o A website (English coming soon) o A Twitter account o Phase 1: adult involvement, narrative o Phase 2: kids descriptions, observations, etc.
  • 15. THANK YOU o www.savantures-parisiennes.org o @savantures