TEC Educação started as a startup at the end of 2018 with a very ambitious mission: to spread the word of the 'maker' and make the children realize they could create and innovate with everything on their hands. Their houses and classrooms would become laboratories and they could perceive science in their daily lives, not only something done by scientists.
At the beginning of 2019, our first schools received books and materials and started the first TEC classes. Since then we've been developing and working on our product to make it simpler and dynamic. We believe that education should be transformative and the use of technology as a tool is so important as any other knowledge the children can learn on their educational basis. Beyond the books and classes offered to schools, TEC Educação also has a channel on YouTube to democratize access to science and technology.Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?
Just as Hundred Community, we in TEC believe that the children must flourish and help them to face the challenges of the next years. We're more and more involved with new devices, software, and creations related to technology that are changing or environment and lifestyle but we mustn't be only passive about these changes, but active and use them in our favor.How can education support students to flourish?
The main role of education is to help every human to develop it's character as soon as they face and encounter different situations world abroad. As a basic human right for it's the basis for almost everything in a student's lives. The personal experience of each individual in conjunction with their education are synthesized and then become knowledge that can be explained, used, and retransformed.What role does innovation play in education change?
Innovation is definitely the simplest way to make education increasingly democratic and accessible. It has been part of human life since the stone age. Through the years, humanity sought forms of innovation in all areas of knowledge as areas of health, psychology, and of course in education with interactive classes, learning games platforms, digital books, educational social networks, etc.Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)
1. Arckit. It's an incredible idea to teach spatial geometry and engineering. 2. Empower Playgrounds. An amazing way to provide children a way to study while playing, it's almost the same we try to stimulate in TEC! 3. Kahoot! We even mentioned in one video of our YouTube channel, it's an incredible tool for students to try and program!Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)
The first one is Tecbits, our flexible circuit for electronics prototypes. Secondly, our integrated circuit board that allows students to create and innovate with electronics and programming. And finally PIMU, an invention from one of our collaborators.