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Roberto Catanuto
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Roberto Catanuto

Education CH
My background is in Physics (M.Sc.) and Mathematics (Ph. D.). I soon switched to Education and Psychology after being involved in Educational Robotics and Programming Clubs for children and teenagers. My current interests are: differentiated learning, Mathematics and Science learning, collaborative learning, constructionism. I collaborate with a few European Science Museums where I organize science visits for my students. The approach is based on IBSE learning (Inquiry Based Science Education). Passioned about Learning and improving children and their families' lives. The more I learn the more I'd like to learn.

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Teacher, Club Instructor
Qualifications:
  • Mathematics and Physics Teacher
  • Ph.D. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics
Working for:
School and after-school Clubs ( ch.linkedin.com/in/robertocatanuto/ )

Stats

  • Questions 41
  • Answers 198
  • Followers 34
  • Follows 16
  • Votes given 70
  • Votes received 227
Questions Answers Comments Votes
2d

Why aren't you yet seriously serious about Playing?

15Apr

Will TinkerBots be a new Tech entry point for kids?

22Mar
Calculators or matter inside the skull?

The main mathematical thinking skills are (among others): * posing questions and making conjectures * thinking strategically when tackling a problem ...

22Mar
Six skills students need for their future and how to get them

Only time will say ... But I think your list is great. Thanks

22Mar
How do you actually improve a child's imagination?

Objects! Kids are in a developmental stage that hinges on concrete manipulation of the world around them. My advice is tapping into their mind with ...

22Mar
Year of Code: Where's the best site to get my kid started?

Well, in a year there are 8765.81 hours. So if you want to have a year of code why don't you start off with one hour of code? Aside from joking, this ...

17Mar
Quibly’s coolest science experiments for kids - part one

I'd suggest to go to Makers' sites like: [http//www.instructables.com/](http//www.instructables.com/) and you'll find amazing inspirations.

24Feb
Any games that help students to improve their test scores?

Wow, the answer you're looking for is most probably in: ...

24Feb
Will character education be taught in school?

A resounding **yes**. My school is by now implementing a character education program where students are monthly trained in basic life skills: - ...

24Feb
How do we improve our use of technology to enhance learning?

Digital game based learning is being revamped lately. Many joint efforts between teachers, top-notch education centers and skilled developers are ...

26Jan
Should students be pushed to learn coding at school?

I tend to think that law does not _automatically _create behavior. I mean that you've to **want **to do something. While, if anyone **forces **you to ...

24Jan

Yes! This reminds me of the Singapore Math Method? This method prompts students to learn and master fewer math concepts. Kids learn math in a three ...

17Jan
Can neuroscientists improve education?

I currently am co-organizing an evening Laboratory for parents at my school. It hosts a neurologist who proposes case studies and help attendees draw ...

17Jan

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

12Jan
Will wearable tech be as big as the smartphones?

It's difficult to preview the future. That's why humans tend to **invent **it from the past. I think many upcoming tech new construction are going to ...

12Jan
Can neuroscientists improve education?

Is this question closed? I'd like to answer but can't find where. Thanks

24Dec
Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

I still have to experience on it, but the premises look good till now. I'm still not sure how much **open **the assembling is. I mean: * is it ...

13Dec
How can parents emphasise learn first, play later?

Really difficult if children and parents are forced to think: play is NOT learning. Children are not to blame if they consider school a mostly ...

Why aren't you yet seriously serious about Playing?

2 days ago | 0

Will TinkerBots be a new Tech entry point for kids?

3 days ago | 0

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

3 months ago | 1

How do you explain serious, life threatening diseases to children?

5 months ago | 1

How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?

8 months ago | 2

How do you turn your child's mistakes into a new opportunity for learning ?

8 months ago | 1

What do you think of long-distance adoptions ?

10 months ago | 1

Are there any online games suitable for under 6's ?

10 months ago | 3

What do you think about Clown Therapy ?

10 months ago | 1

Do you think industrialized countries are coping well with the phenomenon of NEETs among young people ?

10 months ago | 0

Do you use Internet daily quotas for your children ?

10 months ago | 1

How would rate a school with these three features 1. respectful for diversity 2. nurturing curiosity 3. geared towards creativity ?

11 months ago | 1

Will Hopscotch give a boost in younger girls into tech and programming ?

12 months ago | 1

In your opinion, which is the best teacher-to-students ratio in classrooms ?

1 year ago | 2

Which creative apps would you suggest for a 5 year-old kid ?

1 year ago | 2

Why would you say your child is creative ? Or why not ?

1 year ago | 0

Do you think children's environments are more geared towards extroversion rather than to personal reflection ?

1 year ago | 1

Would you say children are happier today than their peers 20 or 30 years ago ?

1 year ago | 1

Q: Calculators or matter inside the skull?

A: The main mathematical thinking skills are (among others): * posing questions and making conjectures * thinking strategically when tackling a problem ...

3 weeks ago

Q: Year of Code: Where's the best site to get my kid started?

A: Well, in a year there are 8765.81 hours. So if you want to have a year of code why don't you start off with one hour of code? Aside from joking, this ...

3 weeks ago

Q: Any games that help students to improve their test scores?

A: Wow, the answer you're looking for is most probably in: ...

1 month ago

Q: Will character education be taught in school?

A: A resounding **yes**. My school is by now implementing a character education program where students are monthly trained in basic life skills: - ...

1 month ago

Q: How do we improve our use of technology to enhance learning?

A: Digital game based learning is being revamped lately. Many joint efforts between teachers, top-notch education centers and skilled developers are ...

1 month ago

Q: Should students be pushed to learn coding at school?

A: I tend to think that law does not _automatically _create behavior. I mean that you've to **want **to do something. While, if anyone **forces **you to ...

2 months ago

Q: Can neuroscientists improve education?

A: I currently am co-organizing an evening Laboratory for parents at my school. It hosts a neurologist who proposes case studies and help attendees draw ...

3 months ago

Q: Will wearable tech be as big as the smartphones?

A: It's difficult to preview the future. That's why humans tend to **invent **it from the past. I think many upcoming tech new construction are going to ...

3 months ago

Q: Can Kano, a computer anyone can make, get kids coding?

A: I still have to experience on it, but the premises look good till now. I'm still not sure how much **open **the assembling is. I mean: * is it ...

3 months ago

Q: How can parents emphasise learn first, play later?

A: Really difficult if children and parents are forced to think: play is NOT learning. Children are not to blame if they consider school a mostly ...

4 months ago

Q: How can children learn coding on their smartphones?

A: Many are out there. Heard of [code.org](http://code.org)? Give a try to: 1. ...

4 months ago

Q: If male and female brains are different, should schooling be single sex?

A: It strictly depends on the age your're thinking about. I don't like strict single-sex environment anyway. I think they miss something from the world ...

4 months ago

Q: Can exercise be linked to better performance in school?

A: Of course it does! Take a look at: [http://www.brainrules.net/exercise](http://www.brainrules.net/exercise) Enjoy!

4 months ago

Q: Should schools integrate programming in their classes?

A: Of course! Programming helps developing great logical-analitycal skills in many ways. A great worldwide initiative is underway in these days, why ...

4 months ago

Q: How can technology inspire creativity at Christmas?

A: I'd suggest all the fantastic ways to connect creativity, computers and physical objects: * makey makey * rapsberry pi * Lego WeDo * (for the ...

4 months ago

Q: What is the role of handwriting in Education?

A: From my own experience, there is a whole wealth of intellectual activities where handwriting is way faster and more handful than digital writing. For ...

5 months ago

Q: Which financial and numeracy apps do you recommend?

A: This is all about numeracy and might give a great boost to number sense skills for children: ...

5 months ago

Q: How do I teach my child about different cultures?

A: Sift through the web and find a whole wealth of educational communities for kids to connect with [Edmodo.com](http://edmodo.com) is one of the top ...

6 months ago

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