Micro:bit – so small, yet so powerful

Maja Katinić Vidović / 16.01.2019
If you are just starting off your digital adventure as part of your youth work, BBC micro:bit is one of the most useful little tools to begin with. With the aim of upgrading computer education in UK schools, BBC launched a campaign in 2015 to provide one million micro:bit devices to pupils. What they didn’t expect was that micro:bit would soon become popular on a global scale. To briefly explain the devise in not-so-technical terms: it’s a programmable platform with which you can play and create even if you have never written a line of code in your life. That is what makes it perfect for both youngsters and youth workers. Read more

Digital Youth Work Sessions: Session 5

Juha Kiviniemi / 29.10.2018
In this session, we talk with Jane Melvin about her research on the impact of digitalisation on youth work, how to convince hesitant youth workers, how to train digital topics to youth workers and professional ethics in digital environments. Tune in! Read more

Digital Youth Work Sessions: Session 4

Juha Kiviniemi / 28.04.2018
In this session, we talk with Nerijus Kriauciunas about digital badges, recognising learning and recent developments in the field of digital youth work. Tune in! Read more

ActionTrack as a part of participatory budget data collection

Tuija Ronkainen / 21.03.2018
The City of Helsinki youth services performs participatory budget planning for young people called RuutiBudjetti as a part of the city’s youth work. Its purpose is to include young people in making decisions about the activities and services in their residential area. Ideas are collected from young people in various phases of the process so that as many young people as possible can participate in developing recreational and youth work services as well as the community in general. This year we used ActionTrack, a mobile app that enables the building of custom activities for users, for the first time to collect data for the participatory budget of the Vuosaari area. Read more

Digital youth work sessions: session 3

Juha Kiviniemi / 26.02.2018
In episode 3 of Digital youth work sessions, we chat with Dick Smit, an experienced youth worker, trainer and a consultant from the Netherlands. Read more

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