The Fuerteventura Government has just launched TecnoteKa, which is technology lending scheme for educational centres on the island. This scheme is a part of the Aula 3i Project or Intelligent Innovation Child Classroom promoted by the Ministry of Innovation and the Fuerteventura Technology Park, and was announced at the IES Corralejo Library in La Oliva.
Marcial Morales, President of Fuerteventura said “this encourages children to discover new ways of learning that awakens creativity and teamwork, and girls and boys are active protagonists in technological innovation.”
TecnoteKa is reported to promote methodological innovation and project work, in addition to facilitating access to technology, allows students to test material in practical ways in the classroom, and helps assessment for better decision making in the future provision of material.
The Mayor of La Oliva, Isai Blanco said “this loan service to schools will help children learn in a more didactic and fun way using new technologies.” Alicia Maestegui, Director of the IES Corralejo said “this service is fundamental for schools, and one of the objectives for this year of the Ministry of Education is to focus on enhancing the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and especially for girls.”
This project provides Fuerteventura school children with access to various electronic materials, such as Arduino or robot kits, raspberry pi control boards or lipaipads, 3D printers and Mbots programmable robots. Wow, exciting times for school children in Fuerteventura!
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