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

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  • Questions 41
  • Answers 207
  • Followers 37
  • Follows 16
  • Votes given 75
  • Votes received 237
Questions Answers Comments Votes
16Jul
What are the most interesting innovations and startups focused on primary and secondary education?

I can't provide an exhaustive answer, since it's not my job to keep up with **every** news springing in this field. As you said, there are thousands ...

16Jul
Any good education technology blogs or resources for parents and educators?

Heard of: [http://quib.ly/](http://quib.ly/) ? :) Seriously: [http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/](http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/) is probably one of ...

14Jul

The rising trend for divorce parties not to mention all the associated tat divorce cakes, cards, bunting etc is just ...

10Jul

Agree with Jane. Coursera is excellent. At the classroom level, use multimedia to engage your class. Talk less. Listen more. Ask your class good ...

10Jul

Coursera has been offering Massive Open Online Courses relating to teaching and teachers, from coaching teachers to engaging learners of various ages ...

10Jul
What subjects should teachers cover that they often don’t?

Good to you, Mark! Spread the word of learning among your students.

10Jul
What subjects should teachers cover that they often don’t?

As a teacher, I try not to teach subjects, or cover contents. It's pretty pointless, especially in our knowledge-learning-driven society. I try to ...

17Jun
Which educational hashtags on Twitter can also be great resources for parents?

I frequently use #edtech, #edchat, #education. For students I'd go also for: #makered. I suggest to use the hashtags for tuning in when twitter chats ...

10Jun

Educating globally is of great interest to me and I m amazed at how the move away from the confines of a physical classroom can be such an ...

09Jun

When I was a kid, your first taste of driving usually came when riding bumper cars at the funfair. Mind you, now you re not really allowed ...

09Jun
Will Google's self-driving cars rob future generations of a life skill?

Did the non-self-driving car rob us all of the ability of riding a horse? Hope this helps :)

09Jun
Ideas for a whole school hands-?on mathematics day?

There are several ideas: - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)) are a ...

24May
How can children use YouTube to improve their education?

Go and have them explore ...

24May
How to get six-year-old to do homework properly?

I'm sorry to say your child is right. Most of homework is pretty waste of time, another way to steal children free time for personal driven learning ...

24May
An education PhD? Best places to study online or part / time? Areas in which research is scant? Areas in demand or experiencing growth?

What are your goals? Generally speaking, I'd definitely go with: 1. massive online education using current MOOCs (I'd go for Coursera, which has a ...

24May
Are we passing enough traditional skills to our kids?

I think you raised a very good point. Most of what you call "traditional skills" hide inside the movement of learning known as Do-It-Yourself: ...

08May
Do all children have a talent?

Yes, they have. Most importantly, there are definitely not any **counter-talents**: the idea I want to convey is that sometimes educators tell ...

29Apr
Five easy ways for kids to make games

Depending on the age, skills and most importantly interests of the child, I'd recommend: 1. [http://scratch.mit.edu/](http://scratch.mit.edu) allows ...

Why aren't you yet seriously serious about Playing?

3 months ago | 2

Will TinkerBots be a new Tech entry point for kids?

3 months ago | 0

Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?

6 months ago | 1

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

8 months ago | 1

How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?

11 months ago | 2

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

1 year ago | 1

What do you think of long-distance adoptions ?

1 year ago | 1

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

1 year ago | 3

What do you think about Clown Therapy ?

1 year ago | 1

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

1 year ago | 0

Do you use Internet daily quotas for your children ?

1 year ago | 1

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

1 year ago | 1

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

1 year 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: What are the most interesting innovations and startups focused on primary and secondary education?

A: I can't provide an exhaustive answer, since it's not my job to keep up with **every** news springing in this field. As you said, there are thousands ...

1 week ago

Q: Any good education technology blogs or resources for parents and educators?

A: Heard of: [http://quib.ly/](http://quib.ly/) ? :) Seriously: [http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/](http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/) is probably one of ...

1 week ago

Q: What subjects should teachers cover that they often don’t?

A: As a teacher, I try not to teach subjects, or cover contents. It's pretty pointless, especially in our knowledge-learning-driven society. I try to ...

2 weeks ago

Q: Which educational hashtags on Twitter can also be great resources for parents?

A: I frequently use #edtech, #edchat, #education. For students I'd go also for: #makered. I suggest to use the hashtags for tuning in when twitter chats ...

1 month ago

Q: Ideas for a whole school hands-?on mathematics day?

A: There are several ideas: - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)) are a ...

1 month ago

Q: How can children use YouTube to improve their education?

A: Go and have them explore ...

2 months ago

Q: How to get six-year-old to do homework properly?

A: I'm sorry to say your child is right. Most of homework is pretty waste of time, another way to steal children free time for personal driven learning ...

2 months ago

Q: An education PhD? Best places to study online or part / time? Areas in which research is scant? Areas in demand or experiencing growth?

A: What are your goals? Generally speaking, I'd definitely go with: 1. massive online education using current MOOCs (I'd go for Coursera, which has a ...

2 months ago

Q: Do all children have a talent?

A: Yes, they have. Most importantly, there are definitely not any **counter-talents**: the idea I want to convey is that sometimes educators tell ...

2 months ago

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 ...

4 months 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 ...

4 months ago

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

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

5 months 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: - ...

5 months 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 ...

5 months 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 ...

5 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

7 months ago

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