SHORT REPORT ON GO-LAB SUMMER SCHOOL
In July of 2019 some of us had the opportunity to fly from Barcelona to Greece, to learn about the Go-Lab ecosystem.
We stayed for five days in a hotel in Marathon, where the formation took place.
The training started with the introduction of the organizers, followed by the participants. There were people of different nationalities, Swedish, English, Norwegian, Spanish, and of course, from Greece. All of us brought some typical meals from our countries, so we shared them with everybody, explaining what we had brought, and it was so easy to break the ice this way. We were also explained the calendar for the following days.
On the next three days we were explained the Graasp and Go-Lab ecosystem: the interface, different apps and how to use them and how they worked, but also we were taught how to create a good ILS, and were provided with examples, experiments, discussions and talks.
Every day we started with some games in order to catch our attention (that was also one of the tips to make a good ILS) and finished with a reflection of the day.
When we had enough tools to start to work, we were asked to create an ILS with a partner or individually, so that we could apply our new knowledge and solve any doubt. This was also a good chance for us to meet people from other countries, and also a good way to learn. Not only for the differences between us, but also because last day all of us explained and shared our ILS with the rest.
During our stay, we also had the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary of Poseidon and the Acropolis, so that we could learn about the guest country and also create links with the rest of participants.
In conclusion, it was a great experience for all of us to participate in this project. We learned a very good tool to work with students, we were provided with very interesting talks and knowledge of different science disciplines, we learned about Greece culture and story, we made friends, and we could exchange experiences, knowledge and opinions related with teaching and learning.