ALTINAY is an engineering company that pioneered industrial robotics in Turkey since its early beginnings in 1990. During the presentation about the company, students and teachers learned about the technologies of car production, glass processing, production systems and how the machines are used for production. He also mentioned welding and joining applications. For all these, he suggested and emphasized the importance of learning different kinds of programme coding. He showed some 3D simulations of how machines and system work and also about more advanced technologies. The teachers and students were informed about the worldwide companies that Altınay work with. Then, all the group visited the department where they design the pieces and learnt information about how they do it.
Ülker, whose history goes back to 1944, is one of the best loved brand names in Turkey. Ülker manufactures a wide span of products such as biscuits, chocolate, candy, chewing gum, liquid oil, dairy products, carbonated beverages, ice cream, coffee and baby food. Students and teachers watched an introduction video. The presenter gave participants information about Ülker factories in Turkey and the products (different kinds of biscuits,crackers,cakes), with daily production numbers. Then safety expert informed about the rules and told us what we should do. After the presentation, all the group wore shoe, head and body covers, and walked along the production line seeing how they mix powder ingredients, making it dough and shaping and adding chocolate, packaging…etc. The company visit ended with distribution of a package including Ülker’s biscuits, crackers and cakes.
Canovate Electronics is one of the top 10 global companies in terms of quality, technology and product portfolio in two main product categories “DATA CENTER” and end-to-end “FIBER OPTIC” solutions founded 50 years ago in the spirit of innovation. After the presentation about the company, the participants were taken to the production part of the company.
The evaluation results – Teachers
The evaluation results – Students
Especially after each company visit, students were more motivated and determined about their future careers. The ambiance they met in companies inspired them to do that kind of job. Also, after playing simulation games some of students changed their mind about their future jobs. They thought that simulation or putting into practice is different from their dreams about future careers.
About the teachers, they are more motivated about the games and visits because they contribute to the students a lot, they change their ideas about future careers and inspire them in different ways. So teachers see that besides giving theoretical information, it is better to see the reality. For that reason more visits or simulation games should be organized.
Supervisor teacher: Fatma Karagozlu
For our project,we organized the Moodle workshop on 21st. June since it was the best time for the teachers in our region.There were 29 teachers from the schools in Çekmeköy.
First we gave a general information about our project and then introduced the Moodle website.They registered the Moodle page and had the experience to examine the subjects and tasks.They could practice the Moodle platform. At the end they completed a Moodle evaluation form sharing their suggestions about the Moodle.