There has been a long process of discussion and of meet-ups among local people in our community about the standards of healthcare and how to block the community hospital closure. We are organising an explosive event to raise awareness among young people, so we have decided to involve them in a creative way. There will a concert marathon at 9pm on the 24th November 2018. On that event will be raising funds also to support the local civic committee of citizens for further democratic initiatives.
Why do you need volunteers to go digital? This is a question that many associations have asked to us and we think there is an answer to give.
Volunteers are not just local force for local causes. In fact, they should act globally developing skills and competencies relevant for nowadays world. As such, volunteering is an essential step to be part of society. In this way, digital does not only mean to be connected via social networks and tell out loud what your organisation is doing. It also means to use technologies to create a clear shift toward the ‘making‘ approach.
What is more, volunteers are not just consumers of experiences, but they are rather experience makers. For this reason, we have supported a special Erasmus plus project called “Raise Volunteers in Tech” or #Raivotech. The project focuses on the creation of high quality training material about digital volunteers and youth workers. In this sense, an important figure has emerged: the digital youth worker. As figure, he/she is able to combine different human dimensions, virtual and offline.
A great tool is the Raivotech platform for digital volunteers based on innovative and very practical training material that can be a good chance to have a certificated experience.
Coding for kids has never been so easy and funny. This is because our organisation has created a free game for coding robot-less for young people. To play it, you need only to download it and print it.
In this way, kids will learn how to code and correctly use strategies. As a teacher or educator or parent, you can integrate it to different educational needs, like primary literacy, mathematics, general culture. Plus, it can be used to support integration between kids/teenagers of different backgrounds.
Polygonal has adapted a game from CodeMooc.org to support educators in bringing coding in their classes and workshop at low price, without needing actual robots. In fact, the main concepts revolves around the concept of unplugged coding.
You can download the free coding game on the e-learning platform!
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