Exercise made fun: Hopspots for the disabled

By |2020-09-09T11:49:54+00:00November 5th, 2019|

Exercise made fun: Hopspots for the disabled As part of the municipality of Vejle, Denmark's, project of testing training- and welfare technologies, we at the residential accommodation Højbo-Solsikken in Give have tested Hopspots over the past 6 months - and the feedback cannot be questioned: One of the citizens said: "It is so much fun that I start to laugh", and as the staff member Kenneth Yde, from Højbo-Solsikken says, "We have gotten very far when the citizens say stuff like that". The Municipality of Vejle invests in welfare In the care homes, residential accommodation and activity centers in the municipality of Vejle the focus is on getting people to be more physically active as well as social in their everyday lives. Thus, the municipality has invested in welfare technologies since 2012 and recently tested a range of new training technologies. Since 2012 they have tested around 70 different technologies. The purpose of the welfare technologies is to get more people to be physically active, both in terms of the number of times, intensity and duration, but it is also to motivate the citizens themselves to take the initiative to be social and to exercise [...]

Hopspots part of Science Gym in Sweden

By |2020-09-09T11:50:20+00:00September 25th, 2019|

Hopspots a part of new Science Gym in Sweden By Trine Askjær-Jørgensen - Communication Back in April Hopspots participated in the SETT tradeshow in Stockholm Sweden, where I was at Lekolar's stand, showing Hopspots to lots of interested visitors. Several times Caroline and her co-workers from Region Kronoberg in Sweden stopped by me to check out Hopspots.  They all fell in love with the interactive learning tool immediately and thought it would be perfect for their future Science Gym, which was to open this summer. Shortly after the tradeshow in Stockholm Caroline contacted us as she was ready to get started with a set of Hopspots in Sweden. SO ready that we sent it to them in the middle of the summer holiday, before we even had the time to go there and give them a start-up course ourselves. This August we then visited Caroline and her colleagues in Sweden, where we introduced all of them to Hopspots. They were so excited about it and really looking forward to showing Hopspots at the opening of the new Science Gym on August 31st. The invitation to the opening of the Science Gym in Smålandsposten. Read [...]

Geelsgårdskolen does physiotherapy with Hopspots

By |2020-09-09T11:51:17+00:00September 24th, 2019|

SEN: "Everyone can participate in their own way" By Trine Askjær-Jørgensen - Communication A couple of weeks ago I visited Geelsgårdskolen in Virum, Denmark, where they had just bought a set of Hopspots. I did that because we at CxD were quite curious about how their first period of time with the interactive tool had been and not least to learn more about how they use Hopspots in this SEN.  Back in January when we participated in BETT-show, a huge international EdTech tradeshow in London, we were paid a visit by Line Torp from Geelsgårdskolen at our stand. Line had never seen Hopspots before, this was the very first time, but she immediately spotted that Hopspots was really some for the kids back home at "her" school. Line works in the therapeutic department at Geelsgårdskolen, and shortly after having returned home from the tradeshow, she contacted us as she really want to buy some Hopspots for the school, because as she said: "If we see something that our pupils can benefit from and find inspiration in then we just have to have it". When I arrived at Geelsgårdskolen, I was met by Line herself and a group of [...]

6th graders play “The Island” in class

By |2020-09-09T11:51:47+00:00September 19th, 2019|

6th graders: "The Island scores 8,5 out of 10 as teaching material" Imagine that you are stranded on a deserted island with your classmates! What would you do first? How would you get food, make decisions and create a community on the island? Those are the kinds of questions that a 6th grade at Samsøegade Skole in Aarhus, Denmark, had to solve together during a month of playing the interactive game, The Island, for Hopspots in class. The pupils said the following about the experience... ”We have gotten much better at listening to each other and discussing things" ”I think I have gotten better at expressing myself in writing” "I think it is great that we get to move during our teaching". ... when we visited them to hear about what they learned from the game. Read more about The Island Were they playing in class? It may come as a surprise, but the game is specifically designed for teaching. The gamification element together with Hopspots, which makes children physically active during classes, is a brilliant way of motivating the children to participate actively in their teaching. They become much more engaged [...]

Hopspots part of Lithuanian innovation project

By |2020-09-09T11:49:01+00:00August 14th, 2019|

Lithuania: Hopspots part of national innovation project! Great news from Lithuania! Hopspots is going to be part of a national innovation project which is carried out in collaboration with Education Development Centre. EDC is the biggest institution affiliate to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and provides educational support in the field of pre-school primary and general education. The project starts on September 15th and lasts for 4 months. The aim of the project is to familiarize schools with modern innovative learning tools and to learn from the way they use them, making it possible to implement new learning tools in more schools. The national project focuses on 4 areas: Innovation in the language learning process Innovation in mathematics and IT education process Innovation in the arts and technology education process Innovation in the primary education process 16 different Lithuanian schools have been selected - 4 for each of the innovation fields. Read more about the project here. Education Development Centre in Lithuania Hopspots picked for primary education area Our interactive learning tool, Hopspots, has been picked for the area "Innovation in the primary education process", [...]

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