At L'Altra Ràdio - 2014

Contributions of La Mandarina de Newton (Irene Lapuente and Ramon Sangüesa) to the radio program l’Altra Ràdio during 2014. (audio in catalan)

 

The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and Co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicenç Jareño; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet; Minorities and the media, with Raul Martínez.

The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Román Lantarón, president of FECEMINTE; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with Lluís Miret; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Internet, with Vicent Partal; The technological future, with Ramon Sangüesa.

The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, con Quico Gras; CB, Vicenç Jareño; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

Special edition 2112: Education and technology, with Pitu Martínez; Mercaham, Miguel Ángel Sáez; ICTs and society, with UPC Net and Ramon Sangüesa; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret. This friday, June 13 at 22h, L’Altra Ràdio, presented by Cinto Niqui, celebrates its program number 2.112 and offers a special podcast. All the sections open with some curiosity related with the palindrome 2112. The ICTs and society, with UPC Net, Ramon Sangüesa and Lluís Miret. And Miguel Ángel Sáez will be presenting the big ham radio festival Mercaham, which takes place this weekend in Cerdanyola del Vallès. You can also listen to the L’Altra Ràdio 2112 edition on sunday, June 15, at midnight.

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Contents: The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Román Lantarón, president of FECEMINTE; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret; ICTs and society, Jordi Barreda.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; Tech and society, Jordi Barreda; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, with Vicente Jareño; Minorities, with Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, with Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral; Technological inclusion, Lluís Miret, Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and Co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; Meteoclimatic, with Sergi Corral.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño; Minorities, Raul Martínez; Audiovisuals, Jaume Benet.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net; FECEMINTE, with Román Lantarón.

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The radio in Spain, with L.Segarra; Tecnoeduca, Clara Darder and Manel Ferrer; Technology and co-creation, Ramon Sangüesa; Ham radio, Miguel Ángel Sáez; Punt Cat, with Quico Gras; CB, Vicente Jareño.

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The short wave, Francisco Rubio; Ham radio, Jaume Planas; Joan Homar, professor and tech expert at ACTE; Technology, with the physicist Irene Lapuente; ICTs and society, with UPC Net.

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Workshop-itinerary ‘The Cork Motor' - Cork Museum of Palafrugell

This year La Mandarina de Newton began a new collaboration with the Cork Museum of Palafrugell. In order to take a tour through the world of the cork, from craftwork to industrialization, and to get them to understand the impact of technology, La Mandarina de Newton has designed the workshop-itinerary ‘The Cork Motor’.

This technical workshop has been included on the 2014-2015 educational agenda of the museum.

The workshop we proposed focuses on three important aspects: the characteristics of the cork, the requirements of the context and the market, and the influence of energy on the changes.

During the workshop students will work in groups and will have to try to reason as if they were engineers: define and frame problems, understand the characteristics of the different materials and the solutions proposed by different machines, and are encourage to propose ingenious ideas to explore one of the key concepts of industrialization: efficiency.

‘The Cork Motor’ can serve both as an ‘excuse’ to start some curriculum topics, and to complement them. Many of these contents will be explored theoretically within the framework of the subject of Technology.

 

Throughout the different workshop activities, a series of topics will be explored: different materials and their properties, industrialization (from cork handling to manufacturing), efficiency (energetic, economic, temporal, social, etc.), energy and industrial design.

 

We hope that all the kids that visit the Cork Museum of Palafrugell this year enjoy ‘The Cork Motor’ workshop and get more excited about the tecno-history of the Cork!

The 'Explorers and Inventors' explain us...

Like every year, just before finishing the school year we asked the ‘Explorers and Inventors’ of Tàber School which experiments they liked the most. Here is what they have explained us:

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year

6th Year

Internet Universe and Big Bang Data

Internet Universe

Internet Universe is a CCCB project that proposes a critical and creative reflection on the set of technologies linked to the Internet and the unprecedented and accelerated change it is producing in human history.

The first set of activities was structured in four training sessions that took place during february, 2014. The programme focused on giving a global view of the internet universe and on how it is affecting our lives, at three different levels of influence: Person, City and Planet.

This project has a dual aim: to progressively construct a global view of the Internet and its effects, and to give tools to educators so that this knowledge and reflections can be transferred to the classroom. In order to facilitate this transfer of knowledge, CCCB created the Internet Universe educational briefcase, designed to work with secondary and high school students.

During the training sessions, La Mandarina de Newton was responsable for one of the workshops: ‘The logic of programming: from everyday life to computing’, within the session ‘Person’ that focused on the Brain: how does using the Internet and new technologies affect the cognitive system? (you can find more info about this workshop here).

La Mandarina de Newton also participated in the creation of one of the educational units of the briefcase. Also entitled ‘The logic of programming’, this unit is aimed to 1st and 2nd grade students and it proposes a set of activities to help understand how computers communicate. Throughout 8 activities the student can explore the world of logic, from the analysis of different languages and codes, to computational thinking.

The Internet Universe briefcase is structured based on five educational units: Constructing the Network, The Logic of Programming, Social Networks and Community Action, The Ecological Impact of the Internet, and Building Knowledge. Each one was designed and built by CCCB together with a group of experts on the different topics. A part of La Mandarina de Newton, other companies and organisations were involved in the process: SobrePantalles, la TreS, Inèdit Innovació, among others.

On September 27, at CCCB, there will be an open session for teachers in which they will be able to explore how the briefcase functions, by putting into practice the units. Like that, the teaching staff can carry out the activities before developing them in the classroom and thus resolve any possible doubts.

 

Big Bang Data

Also in collaboration with CCCB and in the framework of the exhibition Big Bang Data, this year La Mandarina de Newton designed three new technological workshops: We, in Cyberspace, Geolocation!, and Satellites and fingerprints.

In these workshops we explore in a very entertaining and dynamic way the concepts of data, information, representation, coding, visualisation and data interconnection, all of them topics that are addressed in the exhibition itself.

- We, in Cyberspace. We live in a highly technological and hyperconnected society. We ourselves are a great source of data, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

- Geolocation! This workshop wants to give a new vision of our cities, as spaces filled with data, information and knowledge. It will also explore the concept of geolocation and interpretative framework.

- Satellites and fingerprints. Thanks to information technologies, local data can be acceded worldwide. We can understand the planet as a single entity. In this workshop we will explore data codification and data crossing.

These workshops were designed to be held during the CCCB Summer Camp, Culturnauts, and at the family activities that take place during exhibition period of Big Bang Data.

More info here.

 

TalentLab - co-creation of educational resources

For the project ‘TalentLab, Co-creating scientific content with the public’ we have produced several educational resources, all revolved around the participatory workshops that took place during the first two editions of TalentLab (CSIC).

Below is a short description of each of the educative resources produced and which can be used transversely across different disciplines and as a subject summary:

TalentLabI

 

‘The Sex of the Snails’

It poses a practical protocol to study the phenomenon of ‘imposex’ (sex change in snails and other marine organisms), a consequence of the use of tributyltin present in the boats’ paints (as anti-fouling), and to analyze the evolution of snail populations after its ban.

With this educative resource we want to encourage the spirit of enquiry of the students through simple research projects and to establish linkages between the real scientific research and the students’ everyday life.

It is designed specially to work with secondary and high school students.

 

‘My (meteorological) time’

It poses an interdisciplinary project to study the local climate and vegetation, while stimulating the students’ creativity. It proposes a different way to analyze and represent the data collected, by making use of infographics.

With this educative resource we want to encourage the spirit of enquiry of the students through an activity that requires consistency (data collection), analytical skills and which promotes the interchange of knowledge between different disciplines.

It is designed specially to work with secondary students.

 

‘ArgumentaTIC’

A board game to understand how machines ‘learn’. Inspired by case-based reasoning, the game simulates the performance of a hypothetical research work in which participants ‘learn’ from the experience of previous cases.

With this educative resource we want to introduce the students to the research in the field of artificial resource and to case-based reasoning.

It is designed specially to work with secondary (last year) and high school (first year) students.

 

‘Living energy’ 

It poses a multidisciplinary research project to study bioenergy (energy sources based on the use of living organisms) topics from different perspectives: scientific, economical, social and artistic perspectives.

It is designed specially to work with high school students.

TalentLabII

‘Reconstructing the Past’ 

It proposes to recreate the first craft techniques in the classroom, in order to learn through experimentation how the production of ceramics emerged during the Neolithic.

With this educative resource we want to encourage experimentation within students as a way to study the cultures of the past. We also intend to establish links between archaeological research and the daily life of the students and to promote local institutions where they can find Neolithic objects.

It is designed specially to work with secondary and high school students.

 

‘Trip to Mars’ 

It is a videogame that simulates a space mission and with which we can explore concepts of physics, chemistry or biology, and better understand how is the daily life of an astronaut in Space.

In this video game topics from different disciplines are explored, which makes possible for the students to apply what they learn in the classroom to a specific problem, in an attractive and unusual way.

It is designed specially to work with high school students.

 

‘Fishing: Then and Now’ 

It proposes to explore how fishing has evolved. It proposes five topics related with the past and the present of this activity and which should be explored in group. At the end, students are asked to present their results in a short video.

With this educative resource we intend make the students aware of how fishing has changed during the last fifty years. At the same time, we want to promote their research spirit and encourage them to make use of different types of sources during their research projects.

It is designed specially to work with secondary and high school students.

'Learning with your hands'

On 14, 15 and 16 February, at the Planetarium of Castellón, it took place the XII Conference on Earth Science

During three days, scientists, teachers and general public were able to attend a series of lectures and workshops focused on the geology and some of its branches, such as paleontology, mineralogy, etc..

Saturday afternoon was devoted to different workshops, including the ‘Learning with your hands’, by Irene Lapuente  from La Mandarina de Newton

In this workshop we wanted to raise awareness and explore new learning formats that teachers can put into practice in their classrooms. During the workshop participants were able to experience on first hand that methodologies such as some of the ones developed in the framework of Design Thinking and kinesthetic learning can be very attractive alternatives to explore science, technology or math concepts.

You can see some photos of the workshop at our Flickr account.

Here you have the presentation of this workshop:

'Internet Universe'


Internet Universe‘, organized by CCCBLab during February, was a project whose main objective is to offer critical and creative reflection on the set of technologies linked to the Internet, which is causing a transformation that is unprecedented in human history.

It aimed to offer a global view of the phenomenon, an understanding of the new system that is emerging in order to offer tools to the teachers of children who were born digital natives. A program for teachers that was organized in four training sessions (Introduction, Person, City and Planet) focused on understanding this tool and becoming aware that we can also make good use of it and transfer it to the classroom.

Te program combined theoretical presentations with practical workshops.

The sessions took place at the Espai Mirador of CCCB, last February from the 5th to the 14th.

Irene Lapuente (La Mandarina de Newton) hold the workshop ‘The logic of programming: from everyday life to computing’, within the session ‘Person’ that focused on the Brain: how does using the Internet and new technologies affect the cognitive system?

The point of origin of good programming is to define what the problem is to be resolved, and from there, to decompose the process in order to get to it and construct all the modules necessary to make it possible. How can we apply this logic to everyday life? And to the planning of academic work in order to obtain better results? How is it applied to computing? During this workshop we worked on some concepts typical of Computational Thinking. We went on a journey from codes and natural and formal languages to the implications of the concepts of distributed and decentralised computing typical of the Internet. We explored skills linked to computing that are developed mainly during the problem-solving phase such as: decomposing/modularising, recognition of patterns, abstraction and algorithms. We talked, too, about the phenomenon of problem discovery.

Here you can watch the video of the workshop:

And here is June...

… which means summer vacations are just around the corner! And we know that the ‘Explorers and Inventors’ are really looking forward to it! They deserve it!

And this also means that we are closing one more year of workshops, the third at the Tàber School and the first at Costa i Llobera School. One more year of experimenting science, technology and maths in a fun and creative way… because boredom does not make part of our program!

Last weekend, the Tàber School celebrated its open day party, the FesTàber. A day in which the school opens to the entire community and during which kids and grownups enjoy together workshops, sports activities, exhibitions…

And of course, we were also there! We were showing some of the experiments we did this year with the 2nd grade ‘Explorers and Inventors’. We experimented with the different states of matter, from solid to liquid, without forgetting gas and plasma! We had a really great time!!

We leave you with some of the videos we recorded last years with the little scientists of Tàber School. Here, they explain us which experiments they liked the most!

On our Youtube channel you can watch all of them!

Soon we will be publishing this year’s videos!

Festàber, let’s make science!

Each year the Tàber School celebrates Festàber, the Party of the School! A day in which school opens to the entire community and during which kids and grownups enjoy together of workshops, sports activities, exhibitions… parents, teachers, facilitators and especially the kids, all will have a great time on this open-day! This year we will be celebrating it on Saturday, May 31!

Festàber is an event organized by the parents of the students from the second grade, with the help of School AMPA. And this year the chosen topic was… Science!!

La Mandarina de Newton will be also participating of this great party! We will be doing experiments related the states of matter and its transformations!

As you know, over the last 3 years we have been working with the Tàber School and organizing the scientific workshops ‘Explorers and Inventors’.

We experiment Science with the kids of the 2nd to the 6th grades. In this event we will be experimenting with the 2nd grade students. They are already preparing the experimentsto present on Saturday. We will be in four tables, each representing a different state of matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas and Plasma.

It will be a lot of fun!!

We leave you with a cute video (made by FrameZero and Jordi Surroca) in which the little scientists answer some interesting questions. Listen to what they say!

CULTURENAUTS. CCCB Summer Camp

A proposal in collaboration with La Mandarina de Newton

WHAT IS CULTURENAUTS? 

A journey through the contemporary culture galaxy!

Explorers will be grouped according to their ages: 6 to 12 years old and 13 to 16 years old.

During the Summer Camp we will be working on the different lines developed at the exhibitions and activities that took place at CCCB throughout 2014. We will explore them through workshops and other recreational activities at different spaces in CCCB. We will offer a creation lab with a high dosis of experimentation and new formats. Culture with a high content of technology that will help us understand our present.

HOW WILL WE DO IT?

Culturnauts consists of five weeks, five proposals with an independent but complementary content. They are a joint proposal of CCCB and the collective A Home in Progress Film, linked to the world of animation, and La Mandarina de Newton, which develops science outreach projects. Registrations are for weeks.

SUMMER CAMP CALENDAR 

Week 1: June 30 to July 4, 2014

We in cyberspace.

Week 2: 7 to July 11, 2014

Cabinet of Animated Curiosities.

Week 3: 14 to 18 July, 2014

Geolocation!

Week 4: 21 to 25 July 2014

Soon more info!

Week 5: July 28 to August 1, 2014

Satellites and fingerprints.

 

Check all info here.

Come and spend the month of July at our exploration base camp at CCCB!

 

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JUNE 13

An activity by CCCB and Pere Tarrés Foundation in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council.

Looking around the world

 

 

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