Hans De Four

OER, STEAM, and Innovating education in Gent, België

Hans De Four

OER, STEAM, and Innovating education in Gent, België

Master in Mathematics and Information Technology @ UGent - Belgium
Teacher of Mathematics and ICT 1994-2002

But it all began when someone invented THE INTERNET!

In 1998 together with my students of 15-16 years old I started a small school project about collecting educational websites. In some years time and thanks to the support of thousands of teachers, organisations and the government this initiative has become known world wide as one of the most successful OER-networks for K12 education.
Please have a look at KlasCement.
I have been presenting KlasCement all over Europe and have been doing consultancy about setting up an Educational Resources Network in/for Norway, Kenya, Palestine, Ecuador.

Via this bottom-up project KlasCement we inspire teachers by making them share their learning resources.

In 2002 another peer-to-peer initiative started: ICT-praktijkdag. It has become the most known IT&Education-day in Flanders, Belgium. I organise this day twice a year. 600 to 1000 teachers and IT coordinators can choose two hands-on workshops given by other colleagues. Here we share our knowledge live!

It's all about the power of the network! Learn to share, share to learn!

In 2013 - as a teacher of mathematics - I went back to the roots with the Fyxxilab. Here we inspire children from 5 to 99 by letting them experiment with tools to code, with sensors, robotics, 3D printers, laser cutter, ... STEAM and Maker Education: the Future for our Youth with XXIst Century Skills.

Ask me to inspire you about OER, OER-networks, sharing, engaging teachers to share and learn.
Ask me to organise an IT event in your school or region.
Ask me to talk about the importance of STEAM & Maker Education.
Ask me to test your educational technology and introduce it to teachers.
Ask me to connect your edtech idea with other partners, schools, developers, ...

I like to share! I like to network.

  • Work
    • KlasCement ICT-dag ESPAI.GENT