Statistics dontwastemy.energyFrom 01.01. to 01.10.2023 an average of wonderful 23'712 visitors per month visited our project website dontwastemy.energy! 1'161'186 pages were viewed! More statistics »
[October 06, 2023]
The idea for building the teaching and learning web concept originated on the occasion of the new national complementary subject for vocational schools, "Technik & Umwelt" (T&U) (as of 2015), at the Berufsmittelschule of the commercial college Wirtschaftsschule KV Wetzikon (wkvw.ch). The concept forms a basis for applied learning methods «bili» (bilingual education), interdisciplinary teaching (IDAF) and cross-curricular competences according to the new curriculum (Kantonaler (ZH) Lehrplan, mba.zh.ch).
A closed working and interaction environment for student work and exchange. Each student has his/her own account. Works on any device.
The association is the home of "The Horse" concept since its foundation in September 2018 in Zurich, Oerlikon.
The aim is to facilitate cross-border collaboration projects on environmental topics and to spread the idea worldwide,
to support, promote and accompany special projects, learners and teachers in a targeted manner.
Association website: THE ! association
Under the title "Sustainability education at Swiss vocational schools through international digital collaboration"
we have submitted a funding application to Movetia -
Movetia - International Programme.
The project aims to promote, challenge and provide the necessary tools for sustainability education in Swiss
through digital international collaboration (COIL) from
Switzerland with partners from
Indonesia and under scientific supervision.
The following partners support the project, together we will implement it,
provided Movetia approves the application:
From 01.01. to 01.10.2023 an average of
23'712 visitors per month visited our project website dontwastemy.energy!
1'161'186 pages were viewed!
More statistics »
[October 06, 2023]
Press article in the ZOL
Edition from 22 June 2023;
Double page article in the regional newspaper
Zürcher Oberländer about "The Horse" project! (German)
Funding application Movetia
OST - University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, Rapperswil
*) Collaborative Online International Learning
"The moodle Horse" upgrade
As an option for collaboration, a Moodle
is also available as a tool; it has been updated to version 4.12
Moodle in the context of "The Horse" concept (su-pa.net). [upd. 20. März 2023]
"The Horse" concept at Geneva Forum at United Nations
Presentation/introduction of "The Horse" (video, 6 min., youtube.com) at Geneva Forum at
6th Annual International Conference (osi-genevaforum.org) on Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences, Crowd-Innovation and Fab Labs for
Peace and Development (13 to 15.12.) [December 19, 2022]
"The Horse" concept certificates
There are already some «The Horse» concept certificates in the wild! See a
specimen «The Horse» certificate here.
There are different levels, some enhancements are in planning.
[December 19, 2022]
In 2022 (until 12/12/22), we averaged wonderful
11,900 visitors per month (136,218 total) to our website dontwastemy.energy with collaborative projects of young people!
[December 19, 2022]
Interactive project map
We have a new map where cross-border and cross-cultural projects are visible.
We use OpenStreetMap, which is wonderful for this (privacy,
Open Database License).
"The Horse" Projektkarte [May 31, 2022]
Under the title "Sustainability education at Swiss vocational schools through international digital collaboration" we have submitted a funding application to Movetia - Movetia - International Programme.
The project aims to promote, challenge and provide the necessary tools for sustainability education in Swiss vocational schools through digital international collaboration (COIL) from Switzerland with partners from India, Indonesia and under scientific supervision.
The following partners support the project, together we will implement it, provided Movetia approves the application:
Global collaborations 21/22
Valuable new projects from as many parts of the globe as ever are currently available to discover at
dontwastemy.energy! Some are still in progress.
[May 31, 2022]
Wikipedia preview box
We have created a new tool/feature for the project & working websites that
supports information retrieval (mouseover/tap
"information retrieval" to see it in action).
It's easy to use in other websites and Open Source.
Project website » [December 01 2021]
Flyers, members, payment services
Flyers have been printed and are being distributed to recruit members;
Become a member! - There are new rules; New payment systems for donations & fees: Credit Card, QR Invoice and TWINT [November 09 2021]
Beautiful new projects to discover!!
For the first time we tried collaboration across three countries, so-called "triangles". [09. November 2021]
City Climate Projects
Exciting new City Climate publications
by students have been completed and posted on dontwastemy.energy!
Some are still ongoing!
[February 08 2021]
New menu dontwastemy.energy!
The number of environmental & technical contributions from students has grown to over 150!
This and the increase in collaborations have prompted us to completely rebuild the navigation structure.
The focus is now on topics such as
[February 08 2021]
Collaborations 2020/21 are underway
Students, teachers and experts from India, Belgium, Switzerland and – in the clarification process –
Basque Country, individual teams from Pakistan, Canada and Dubai are collaborating!
The main topic is "City climate & city trees".
"The Horse" concept gets attention!
We are pleased to present "The Horse":
ffu-pee article (pdf, page 15 [de])
Movetia website (movetia.ch, in 4 lang) ffu-eep (ffu-pee.ch): FachFrauen Umwelt represents the interests of women who are professionally involved in environmental issues. Movetia (movetia.ch): This is the national (Switzerland) agency for the promotion of exchanges and mobility in the education system.
"The Horse" certificates
Issuing awards is an idea we already had, time is come to do it.
A student asked for a certificate for her collaborative project to attach it to her application for a university.
We used the toolbox for the first time for the
"Food & climate"
projects in our "Food App" (sway.office.com) for
We like to integrate the tool deeper in "The Horse" concept. Next we will use it in the "Tree App".
"The Horse" uses now an "unlimited" account for "Humanitarian Organizations" which is provided by the UN
OCHA Services (humanitarianresponse.info), thx!
[November 03 2020]
Press release July 2020
"The Horse" concept (pdf)
[July 23 2020]
Finished projects & Moodle
A lot of student' projects are completed (dontwastemy.energy)!
There is now a "Horse-Moodle" that can be used, further information (su-pa.net)
[April 08 2020]]
Testimonials "food & climate" projects 2019/20
via Skype with the teachers Ann,
Praveena from Belgium and India and the students
Dharany from Switzerland
about their current project experiences and "The Horse" concept.
Further information on the projects can be found on the association's website.
[Dezember 22 2019]
didacta DIGITAL Swiss, Workshops
The Horse: Digital learning space for cross-border education (archive.org, German) [November 15 2019]
Collaborations across three continents!
Belgium, India, Switzerland and South Africa - 110 students, 7 teachers and experts are collaborating.
The topic is "food and climate" and with the help of a "food app",
daily food is recorded and can later be used for projects and research.
[October 4 2019]
"THE ! association" website
THE - The Horse Education; Our association has got its first
Domain change save-energy.tips changed to dontwastemy.energy
– so it matches better the website motto "Don’t waste my energy!". There were more than 3800 visitors in the month of March'19! Some
infos and website statistics »
[April 20 2019]
befter – before and after the experience
We worked & tried out a new experimental concept to acquire knowledge and skills and perform projects,
we name it «befter», before & after the experience.
Already realized befter projects »
More about the befter concept »
The Bournemouth Showcase » (befters) of the partner class from Belgium
[February 26 2019]
"The Horse" association foundedSeptember 09 2018, our website: the-horse.education
Teacher training at PH Luzern, CAS bilingual education in vocational training, August 14 2018
Movetia Conference, input presentation and panel discussion, 16 May 2018
"The Horse" concept at Movetia conference,
"The Horse" Konzept an der Movetia Konferenz,
using digitization for exchange and mobility.
Through the consequent application of Cloud-services (Azure) the costs for the infrastructure and the running costs are inexpensive. They are customized to the exact requirements. Overview Infrastructure (pdf)
Transferring of knowledge and experiences, application of various media, realization of projects in teams, publicize and propagate contributions (IG, Twitter, FB), paperless up to 100%, knowledge pool for future users and much more.
befter – before and after the experience
a new method for collaborative projects in 7 steps.
:: Previous project topics:
Energy 2015/16 :: where2where 2016/17 :: ZürIzmir projects 2017/18 (Zürich Izmir) :: Scenarios Z.B. 18 :: Befter 18/19 ::
:: Project topics overview, since 2015/16
:: Student teams since the beginning
The "The horse" concept is suitable for both teachers/instructors/coaches and learners/students. New digital media can be tried out and applied under "genuine conditions". There are countless possible variations.
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