Implementation of ‘Inventions and Discoveries’ (SOI-ES-129)

In this Story of Implementation, I will describe my experience implementing a part of activities from the learning scenario “Inventions and Discoveries”, created by Tomislav Pavlović, with my Technology students as a complementary activity to one of our Teaching Units dedicated to the study of technological development.

Factories and machines now and then

Firstly, I invited the students to use the resources of Europeana Collections to search for information about machines in the past. I wanted them to understand how machines operate and how manufacturing processes in factories have evolved over time. We discovered that Europeana contained many resources that we could use to understand the subject.  

Then, students looked for images of the machines that are used in factories nowadays. They also had to look at the explanations of images, paying special attention to the information about copyrights.

Student working with Europeana content. CC-BY-SA Jose María Díaz
Student working with Europeana content. CC-BY-SA Jose María Díaz

Putting the most interesting findings into a presentation

Finally, all the information collected was transferred to a PowerPoint presentation, where students could highlight all that they learned.

Students developing a presentation with the info from Europeana. CC-BY-SA Jose María Díaz
Students developing a presentation with the info from Europeana. CC-BY-SA Jose María Díaz

Teacher’s remarks

This type of activity was very engaging for the students and they were quite eager and motivated during the whole process. Throughout this lesson, we did not only work on technology subject but also practised our English and learned about copyright issues, regarding the images we used and the info we collected.

Did you find this story of implementation interesting? Why don’t you read about the related learning scenario:

Inventions and Discoveries by Tomislav Pavlovic

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum.

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