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About it

About it

Every day, students come into contact with the digital world around them. Watching Youtube videos on their Ipad, making and sharing TikTok's, or playing online games. But how do children deal with this digital world? How should children behave online? 

The impact of new media on children is increasing. In this digital society, students need new skills in order to function, produce and participate. This applies both now and in the future. The Council of Culture and Media summarises all these skills in the term: "Media Literacy". In other words, the whole of knowledge, skills, and mentality that allows citizens to move consciously, critically, and actively in a complex, changing, and fundamentally digitizing world.

GalactIQ assists teachers in teaching these skills to students in an accessible way. Learn about what the internet is, how advertising works, the impact of online communication and how it is perceived by others, and much more.  Start an open conversation, take quizzes, watch videos and work together. 
 

Information and awareness

The digitization of information and the ever-improving infrastructure of the Internet enables anyone worldwide to publish and distribute information quickly. The amount of digital information is increasing rapidly. But how can students distinguish real news from fake news? How can students recognize which sources are reliable or relevant?

Information literacy includes the ability to formulate and analyze information from various sources. Students learn to search, process, and apply information in a critical and systematic way. 
 

In a nutshell, 

On the Media Literacy planet, students learn to navigate critically and independently through the digital world.  In addition, a lot of attention is focused on ethics within new media. Learn what the impact of digital communication is and how it relates to offline communication. 

In order to lay an even stronger foundation in the field of media literacy, the knowledge acquired on this planet is applied to other planets within galactIQ.  For instance, students not only learn what a website is but also learn how to make one themselves on the web-development planet. This combination ensures that within a few years students will be experts of the digital world around them!
 

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  • A fantastic tool for teachers

    "Galactiq is a fantastic tool for teachers. It helps manage the flow of the lesson, get an overview of how students are doing, encourages student participation and collaboration. It is very comfortable to teach using Galactiq!"

    Paulius Skaisgir
  • Simple and effective

    "The step by step construction and coding instructions on galatIQ were simple and effective, ensuring student success regardless of their ability.  Along with the instructions, the online tutorials kept students engaged and encouraged them to grow in confidence over the course of the week.  The students particularly were inspired to be ambitious with their designs; creating unique and innovative robots. Overall, it is a brilliant experience!"

    Michelle C.
  • "A practical approach with a lot of creativity ..."

    My kids attended the galactIQ Academy for more than two years. During this period, Diego and Gabriel learned many cool things such as programming with Scratch, creating websites with Javascript and HTML, programming Lego based robots, among others. 

    The staff are kind, professional and always willing to help. The approach is hands on with a lot of creativity involved. It was a very pleasant and rewarding experience for my kids. I strongly recommended it for all kids (and adults) who want to develop programming and robotics skills while applying their creativity and enjoying an entertaining learning environment.

    Amina Omerovic
  • "...the lesson was so well scaffolded..."

    We used the first episode in the robotics series and our students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.  The instructions were comprehensive for both the students and the teachers and the children could follow them to build their individual rover and were thrilled to see that the commands they set made the rover move.  As teachers, we valued the fact that the lesson was so well scaffolded and it included opportunities for discussion as well as for practising digital skills.  We can see the potential of this educational solution and how it could complement a primary school’s curriculum.

    Lucy White and Ema Caires dos Santos
  • It's easy and fun

    "Galactiq is the perfect way to learn and teach coding and robotics to younger kids, even when having minimal to no coding experience yourself. Before each class, I go over today's lesson to gain an understanding of today's targets and goals. With hands-on information solely available for teachers, you can use Galactiq as a manual to learn everything needed to teach the class."

    Caro Cools
  • Impressive!

    "The video game development episodes are broken down into manageable steps, which allowed all the children in my class to develop a functioning, playable game. What really impressed me though, were the opportunities to experiment with the code; allowing my class to create a truly unique game. I can’t believe how quick we went from zero to hero!"

    Jack Barber

Robotics

Learning engineering is key
By teaching engineering and robotics to kids at an early age, you are furnishing them with a foundational skill set that could become essential to them in the future.

Game Development

Plan, design, develop and test
The video game creation process includes planning, designing, programming, testing, and launching a game. A complete digital creative process that reinforces the confidence and programming skills of your students.

Web Development

Programming languages ​​from an early age
Programming languages are part of a strong and smart education for the new generations. Javascript, CSS, HTML or Python are easy to teach and learn thanks to the galactIQ educational method.

Digital Creativity

Where they expand their creative horizons
We want our students not only to understand the rudiments and fundamentals of technology, at galactIQ we also aim at making primary school students creative with the tools we learn to use.