The “TICE in Schools” initiative
13/06/2017 TICE in Schools / Future Labs / Workshop
The "TICE in Schools" initiative, resulting from the partnership between the Municipality of Aveiro and INOVA-RIA, aims to introduce students to existing professions in the area of TICE, using practical examples shared by professionals in the area, showing simultaneously, its regional and global context and its relevance to our future. This initiative is taking place in several educational establishments in the municipality and in this first phase it targets secondary school students.
It was within the scope of this initiative that, on the 17th May, Altice Labs’ Future Labs received a group of 11th grade students from Dr. Mário Sacramento Secondary School, in Aveiro, who attended a drone workshop. During this workshop, dynamised by Vitor Neves from Altice Labs’ Internet and Television Direction, students had the opportunity to get to know a little more about drones and their possibilities, as well as experience in person the control effect of a drone, under careful guidance from the facilitator.
Future Labs is the Digital Innovation Lab of Altice Labs, an open space to the community for rapid prototyping and experimentation, allowing you to explore new concepts, trends and technologies in a controlled environment through equipment and tools in the areas of electronics, programming, robotics, sensors and automation. It features mentors from Altice Labs and communities of makers to help seize and test prototype ideas, taking advantage of the opportunities created by digital transformation in industry and society.
Besides being a space that allows to transform ideas into products, it is also a space of knowledge sharing, new experiences discovery, creation of new areas of knowledge intersection.