A teacher how new approaches to teaching. Nils van den boom is teacher at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Gymnasium in Bonn. He teaches the subjects mathematics and computer science. His problem: Missing textbooks in computer science, which is written in a language for students. The search for a solution came Mr van den boom on collaboratively usable Lenplattform CoboCards and was totally thrilled right off the bat.
That’s exactly what I’ve been looking all the time for my students. A tool which allows you to create flashcards and together to learn this.” In the following school year was Mr van den boom CoboCards into the classroom. A custom glossary replaces the missing textbook the often missing textbook to informatics means also a missing reference for the students. This is introduced in particular when entering the programming in the grade 11 problematic, since there are many new terms and commands need to be. Therefore CoboCards offered, to be used in the teaching of computer science for the creation of a virtual glossary.
Learners thus create their own reference book. Dynamics and comprehensibility of the information In the classroom is a student for each newly introduced term or asked a student to write a corresponding learning map in CoboCards. Task of the remaining class is always to look at the cards and, if necessary, to change. It can develop a similar dynamic as in a wiki this way, and the individual cards mature with time more and more. The huge advantage is that the terms and commands by the pupils in their own language are written and therefore often are formulated for the class more understandable than declarations in a textbook. Exam preparation students have by CoboCards before a test or an exam is simply about the contents of the created learning maps query the possibility – if they would even in the team. Conclusion to sum up Mr writes van den boom: I’ve used CoboCards in my course. Now created over 30 maps, which are usually very intelligibly written. A final survey has revealed that the majority of pupils and students found useful to use cobocards and used also for preparation for a test. You can also imagine to insert the card in the future as a reference book. Dipl.-kfm. Ali Yildirim CoboCards GmbH Augusta Street 62 52070 Aachen phone: 0178-4675647 Web: the CoboCards GmbH was founded in January 2010 by the 3 Aachen founders Tamim Swaid, Jamil Soufan and Ali Yildirim. Convince with their idea of collaborative learning on the Internet they could the BMWi and the jurors of the start2grow business plan competition”. So they were supported until April 2010 in founders scholarship. As a result, the team has managed to bring a high quality and very well accepted product on the market. CoboCards combined Learning in conjunction with additional components of the social Web. There is a tutorial with an integrated network.