Engineers for a day to fight against Covid-19

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Our high school students have built, as a class work, CO2 measurement sensors that have been installed in classrooms throughout the school to prevent contagion by any type of virus. Engineers for a day to fight against Covid-19

The objective of Eurocolegio Casvi International Private School is that everything our students learn in the classroom applies in the real world. It is a top priority of the International Baccalaureate methodology and the basis of our educational model. Therefore, in the frame of the different programming languages within the subject of ICT, we have designed a project with the Arduino IDE in order to program the behavior of an electronic component that measures the level of CO2 in the environment.



The high school students have been responsible for building these devices from the start to the bottom (including the boxes thanks to our 3D printers), as well as installing them in all classrooms.


Maquina impresora en 3D del Colegio Privado Internacional Eurocolegio Casvi


With this final project of the course “we have tried to make them understand that, if the CO2 level is low and we control the ventilation, the risk of infecting different viruses is reduced,” says Gerardo Macias, their teacher.


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In addition, all these CO2 sensors are controlled through the IP of the classroom computer, where they are connected. Therefore, from the school’s Monitoring Center it is possible to know which classrooms need to improve ventilation at a given moment, in order to reduce CO2 and correct it on the spot.


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TPR Department at Casvi

Our main motivation at Casvi is to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) vocations and achieve the professional development of our students. But not only that; we also seek to promote their technological competence from an early age until their incorporation into the labour market.

And we do this based on Robotics and the most advanced programming languages used in the real working world, which we have introduced in a pioneering way in our educational curriculum.

  • Early Childhood Education. Given the necessity to sustain a solid project from ESO onwards, the technological career of our students begins at Infant School. Thus, the objective for the area of TPR (Technology, Programming and Robotics) at this stage focuses on deepening logical reasoning, developing cooperative play, creative thinking, attention span and concentration, as well as curiosity, confidence, spatial and temporal orientation and language and communication skills. All this in a transdisciplinary way using tools such as Jack the Robot, constructions with Lego Duplo, Cubetto and iPads to program with Scratch Junior.


Alumnos de E. Infantil de Casvi dando clase de Robótica


  • Primary SchoolFrom 1st to 4th E. Primary, our project is based on simple programming with Scratch and execution of simple sentences and orders through event programming with the Zowi app.From 4th grade, Lego construction and robotics games and Makey Makey smart cards, develop in a deeper way the concept of robotics through playing.


Alumnos de E. Primaria de Casvi en clase de Robótica


  • Secondary school. The programming base learned with scratch in previous courses is now applied in another type of programming.From 1st to 3rd ESO, students carry out programming projects based on Arduino boards, which aim to control robots created by designing 3D objects.And, in 4th ESO, structured languages build into their knowledge basis. Students learn object-oriented programming and carry out development projects following the complete software construction cycle.


Alumno en clase de TPR en el Colegio Privado Internacional Eurocolegio Casvi


  • High School. Information and Communication Technologies will turn our students into expert web application developers. The language used in this case is PHP and the main database manager is MySQL. It involves programming in professional development environments and learning to set up their own needs as Apache servers, PHP, FTP clients and web language editors.


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