My digital me junior
My Digital Me Junior (MDM) is a free to use digital instrument which enables young students (age 10-14) to reflect about their owned competencies, through various class-bound and individual activities.
The students are challenged to search voor competencies and skills they are already good at. They work with these skills and competencies to further improve them.
Every student has to register and create his own digital portfolio on the platform. Teachers or other project coaches (club trainers, parents,...) can, on demand of the student, confirm or deny the fact that the students has the skill/competence that he/she claims. Of course, the student has to proove this first through action.
Vlajo Challenge is an innovative online serious game, meant for students between 14 and 99 years old. The game stimulates, informs and trains the player on being an entrepreneur. The player has to get a loan, rent a shop and start buying and selling products on the (fictional) market. Different stores are combined in a ‘plaza’, controlled by the teacher. The teacher has a control panel which makes him able to check the progression of the students whenever and where-ever he wants. The game makes the subject matter of economics attractive and interactive.
Vlajo Challenge can be used for 3 purposes:
- To experience the subject matter of having a business
- To practice the subject matter after theory
- As an instrument for evaluation
The teacher has absolute control over the game. He decides the speed of the game, the difficulty level (which can be changed during the game), playing together in small teams or individual,… He can also personalize the game, adapt it to the real-life situation of the students, by creating an own city to play in.
Before playing, the teacher creates a new ‘plaza’ for his students. He chooses a city, the difficulty level, the number of rounds to be played, and the number of players. For each player, a different account and password is then created. Because all is online, no specific installations are needed. The student just needs his login name and password, and the web address.
The Dreamfactory consist of a series of 9 different themes within the learning by doing concept.
Doedel is the Dreamfactory mascotte which accompanies the childeren in all themes and is recognizable for the whole school.
Kindergarten 1 (age 3): Doedel de Ontdekker (Doedel the discoverer)
Kindergarten 2 (age 4): Doedel de Dromer (Doedel the dreamer)
Kindergarten 3 (age 5): Samen sterk met Doedel (Originally based on K-6 Ourselves)
Grade 1 (age 6): Ga je mee aan de slag met Doedel (Originally based on K-6 Our Families)
Grade 2 (age 7): Werk je mee aan een toffe buurt? (Originally based on K-6 Our Community)
Grade 3 (age 8): Bouw je mee aan onze droomstad? (Originally based on K-6 Our City)
Grade 4 (age 9): Ga je mee op stap in onze provincie? (Originally based on K-6 Our Region)
Grade 5 (age 10): Trek je mee door Europa? (Originally based on K-6 Our Nation)
Grade 6 (age 11): Kid@Bizz (see also specific separate description as this program can also run separately from the other themes.)
Every theme is based on 5 or 6 different lessons with the organisation of an event at the end of the lessons, creating the possibility for teachers to implement entrepreneurial teaching in the classroom.
The 9 themes are all based on the courant curricula for primary education and have the same end goal: create possiblities for entrepreneurial behaviour.
Focus from Vlajo is on guiding the teachers, not the students, by means of a clear manual and further digital guidance and train-the-trainer workshops.