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Bike to School – Roma – News

Some news from our partners Bike to School • Roma:
Once a week some schools in Rome (17 out 1700 – not much but something to start with) close the motor vehicle part of the street in front of their entrance – we call this #schoolstreets.
In many of these schools volunteers together with some parents organize bike to school and pedibus to reach the school in a more happy and safe way, walking or riding a bike or a scooter!
Our project Ride&smile aims to support this process.
We want many more “schoolstreets” and happy and healty kids in Europe!

Project Meeting – Jan 2022

Last week we had our first meeting in 2022. Among other issues to be discussed, we focussed on initiating the concrete implementation of the coordination and the development of the R&S didactic activities. Daniela Schmeinck coordinated the organization of work for the development of learning activities (IO2) and gave an overview on the upcoming actions to be undertaken. A subdivision of topics was proposed to school partners. After this introduction, school partners presented the work done so far regarding the development of didactic activities. >> The Ride & Smile train continues picking up speed 😎

Educational workshop for the RIDE AND SMILE project

Today, on 17.12, another informative and educational workshop for the RIDE AND SMILE project, was held, with the students of the Elementary School “J.” H. “Pestaloci” from Skopje that will be included in the project activities outdoors and in the classroom as well.
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👩 🏫 With the engagement of Teachers Natasha Gjorgjioska and Jasna Karovska-Abramac who presented, everyone at the workshop was better informed about using the digital application that will memorize a road spent with sustainable transport (it would be best in bicycle, but other transport that is not harmful to the environment can also be) – as part of project activities of RIDE AND SMILE.
🏫👩 🏫 Today, several children from 7 grades were present at the workshop, with their class mentors and teachers; Ana Senčuk, Margaret Pejoska, Biljana Stojanoska, Verica Nedelkoska, Simona Mirceka, Tatjana Tanevska and Branka Dimevska.\n
The impressions were excellent and the students were really curious and followed the information displayed attentively.
Soon more news – follow us 🙂

Teacher Meeting

Yesterday meeting with the teachers of the classes participating in the RIDE&SMILE project.
We showed how to use the tools to track the paths students will take next spring.
In fact, from the 1st to the 31st of May 2022, several classes in Italy, Macedonia and Romania will compete for kilometers with sustainable means, to win the prize of the first “Ride and Smile challenge”.
Stay tuned for updates! 😁😁

Project app – lecture on Geomedia and Geocommunication

Yesterday Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl ( Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – ZGIS – Universität Salzburg ) demonstrated the project app in his university lecture on Geomedia and Geocommunication – in a session on GNSS accuracy and tracking opportunities in real-world scenarios – Ride & Smile is everywhere – even in university teaching 😎
— at Universität Salzburg – Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Ride & Smile – Project Meeting – July 2021

On July 20th partners met to discuss several points of the web platform including:

1. Protection of sensitive data / privacy issues concerning the involvement of children

– Collective class account managed by the teacher
– Confidentiality of addresses/routes
Attention should be paid to avoid any forms of discrimination among children

2. Use of smartphone/ICT tools

Responsible and safe use of ICT tools should be taken in consideration within the planned didactic activities

3. Safety on the road

– Preliminary activities should be organised to provide the pupils with basic notions concerning how to ride a bike safely in the city
A partnership with the local police could be evaluated

Discussions were also held as to when a ‘Face to face’ meeting would take place, given current Covid restrictions in several partner countries this will be decided at a later date.