How to use technology for better teaching and learning by Mrs Bireniene from Lithuania
This time we are traveling to Lithuania to meet Virginija Bireniene. She teaches physics in Simon Dach Progymnasium in Klaipeda; Lithuania’s third largest city. As well as Janne and Jerker, Virginija was firstly Corinth Pilot Educator, and now she is using Lifeliqe to engage classroom with 3D experiences. How is she using the learning app in the classroom? Read on.
You can start with watching a video we shot in Klaipeda a year ago. Virginija explains how and why she began using Corinth 3D models.
Engage and educate
Virginija has loved our STEM curriculum with 3D models since she saw them for the first time. She appreciates the visual aspect that allows students to see how the things work and to understand the subject better.
As an educator, Virginija is always looking for new ways how to involve her colleagues in 21st-century education. And she is very successful with it in her school.
„Technology is the right way for students to try new ways of using their knowledge and to gain new information. Students have the possibility to be involved in learning more and more,“ says Daiva Marozienė, headmaster at Simono Dacho Klaipeda Progymnasium.
That’s why Daiva supports and encourages innovation via technology in the classrooms, all of the teachers at Simon Dach Progymnasium use Corinth models and you can find a number of lesson plans based on the lesson plans from Klaipeda in Lifeliqe Creator.
How does the water move through rocks?
Virginija wanted to go beyond the textbooks and decided to use Augmented Reality to explain the topic.
With her students, they created a video explaining how the downward spring works. For that purpose, they used Corinth model.
This approach allows students to learn about the given topics in a natural way. You see AR in education works great!
„It was very easy and interesting. We had a lot of fun working with it,“ says one of Virginija’s students.
Let’s embrace the educational technology
Virginija thinks that using Corinth objects (now available on Lifeliqe) makes teaching easier and the students can understand the topic better.
“Some people say that older teachers don’t want try technologies but that’s not true. The age is not important. Older teachers can work with technologies very well if they want to. Even young teachers are sometimes afraid of technologies. But we live in a time when technology is everywhere. We need to use it in our lives and our schools for better teaching and learning,“ Virginija says.
There is a number of lesson plans inspired by the learning projects that teachers at Simono Dacho Klaipeda Progymnasium made. The one by Virginija is called The Science of Spring Water. Open it in Lifeliqe, try it with your student, help them discover a passion for learning.