Welcome to the EU Code Week Podcast Series. We bring coding, computational thinking, robotics and innovation closer to you, your community and your school. Join Eugenia Casariego and Arjana Blazic as they explore a range of topics, from media literacy to robotics, with the help of expert guests – to empower you to equip your students with the skills to confront the challenges and opportunities posed by a digital future.
EU Code Week Train-the-Trainer sessions: how to plan them, and why?
In this episode, we shed light on EU Code Week’s local teacher training sessions. Eugenia is joined by Maria Tsapara, a teacher from Greece, and James Callus, head of Digital Media Literacy at the Ministry of Education in Malta. They are both leading teachers, which means they are responsible for developing their local communities of teachers to bring innovation to classrooms.
What is Codeweek ?
To learn more about Code Week, Maha and Eugenia are joined by Annika Ostergren Pofantis, from the European Commission, and Tommaso Dalla Vecchia, from the European Schoolnet. They are both instrumental to the current and past successes of Code Week, so are able to offer a unique insight into the role, and future, of EU Code Week.
How to break the code of fake news?
In this episode, Teá Horvatic and Marijana Smolcec, both teachers from Croatia, explain the basics of media literacy and why its importance is growing. Together with Eugenia and Arjana, they describe methods of teaching media literacy to students in ways that are engaging and exciting.
Connecting coding with poetry
This episode sees Arjana and Eugenia discuss digital poetry and Internet art with Jaka Železnikar, an author and artist from Slovenia. They learn about the connection between literature and digital technology and provide tips on how to teach this to your students in an engaging way.
Combining coding with the arts
In this episode, Eugenia and Arjana are joined by Artur Coelho, a Portuguese ICT teacher. They explore the ways through which coding can be used for artistic creation, like through robotics and 3D printing.
Uses of game design and gamification
In order to learn more about game design and gamification and their potential uses in the classroom, Arjana and Eugenia invite Ollie Bray, the Strategic Director of Education Scotland, to join them on the EU Code Week podcast series. They explore the uses of gamification in school, and why its use in education is more relevant than ever.