Staff training

THIRD JOINT STAFF TRAINING MOBILITY IN MADRID: TWINNMOTION WORKSHOP


In this intensive course we have learned to produce high quality images, panoramic, videos
standard or 360 ° in question of seconds, creating a 3D virtual reality scan totally immersive of
your draft.



PROGRAMME
1. PREPARATION OF THE 3D MODEL IN SKETCHUP
2. TWINMOTION INTERFACE 2019
3. CAMERAS
Orbit, shift, zoom and camera alignment
4. IMPORT OF SKETCHUP 3D MODEL
Import options
5. MATERIALS
Assignment of materials, properties, replace materials and match properties
PRACTICE 1: assign materials to the exterior of a building
6. OBJECTS
Types of characters, vehicles, vegetation, furniture and their settings
Volumes: sections, water, sounds, mirror effect.
PRACTICE 2: placing objects on the outside of a building.
7. ROADS
People walking, moving vehicles and moving any object.
PRACTICE 3: generate roads of people and vehicles in the 3D model exterior.
8. LIGHTS
Placement of lights and adjustments.
PRACTICE 4: place lights inside.
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9. GEOLOCATION, ACOTATION, CLIMATE, SOLAR LIGHT, VEGETATION AREA AND OCEANS.
10. MEDIA – EXPORTS.
Create still images, panoramas – 360º virtual reality, videos, video export
PRACTICE 5: Perform the different exports

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Second joint staff training mobility in Lappeenranta (Finland) on STEAM methodology

The second training activity for teachers took place from September 10 to 13 in the Finnish city of Lappeenranta. Two teachers from each partner country attended, including the hosts. They prepared a program of workshops and talks based on the STEAM learning methodology (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths), which is one of the axes of our Erasmus + KA229 project “The Town I Want To Live In” – # MyTown2020.
Like the previous activity on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the classroom, the main objective of this training mobility is that teachers acquire the basic tools of the STEAM methodology to work with students. STEAM-based work is indispensable in this project, given the marked multidisciplinary nature of the central idea, which lies in the sustainable approach to the city from the various areas of knowledge. The ultimate goal is to reach solutions that integrate the results obtained with the help of the work done in each of the subjects participating by the students and their teaching staff. Therefore, the training activity is fully aligned with the core of the project.


Mobility has been a full success of organization and content. Special mention deserves the participatory and interactive nature of the workshops in which Finnish hosts are accomplished experts. The work program was taught at the LUT-Lappeenranta-Lahti University: It included 3D city modeling, with special consideration for sustainable building, and an introduction to SketchUp. Likewise, the circumstance was taken that Lappeenranta is a city located at the forefront of sustainability and advanced solutions in the field of the environment, to address the green technologies that are currently being used, for example, bioconstruction as a means to urban stormwater purification. Participants had the opportunity to visit the city’s urban wastewater analysis and purification laboratories. The Green Reality project was also presented to participants as a paradigm, which jointly develops the municipality of Lappeenranta with the LUT. This project includes urban planning, zoning of green areas and air quality monitoring.

For more info about the project go to https://erasmusplusescultor.wordpress.com/proyecto-ka229/ (in Spanish!)

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First joint staff training mobility in Prague (Czech Republic) on Geographic Information Systems

From 12th to 14th December, our first mobility for teacher training took place in Prague. The workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was given by staff from the Geoinformatics Department of Charles University, taking into account our needs for the project.

The GIS software is a fundamental tool for the spatial representation of data. Our intention is to use the program with our students to represent on the map of the city the data of noise sampling and other environmental measurements, to later propose on the same map urban improvements from a sustainable point of view (bike lanes, green areas, traffic exclusion, etc.). Therefore, we will use GIS during this first phase, “What is my city like”, as well as during the second, “How is the city in which I want to live”. Much of the results of these two phases are based around the use of GIS, hence the importance of the workshop.

The aim of the activity was to train two teachers from each participating school to acquire the necessary skills with the QGIS software, as well as interactive utilities for representation and visualization of data in maps (Google Earth, arcGIS online), to subsequently transmit the information to the other participating teachers and support the students in the local practical work.

The methodology of the activity was interactive, with brief explanations followed by practical work with the QGIS program on computer using real examples selected by the teachers of the course and appropriate to our project. There was also a small fieldwork with a GPS application for mobile, GAIA, with which you can mark and geolocate points in a route and then export them to a vector format compatible with QGIS and represent them on the map.

In sum, the workshop has been very fruitful with a view to the immediate development of the project’s tasks.

We can also advance that the future impact of the activity will be important, taking into account the plans of incorporation of this type of computer tool to the didactic programming of some subjects, such as ICT, Environmental Management, Geography and Mathematics.

And, of course, we also had some free time to enjoy the beautiful city of Prague, guided by our hosts Sona Macurova and Pepa Svoboda.

For more info about the project go to https://erasmusplusescultor.wordpress.com/proyecto-ka229/ (in Spanish!)