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Presentation and discussion on Block Magic at the International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning (Prague, October 17-18, 2013)

The Project Manager of Block Magic, Raffaele Di Fuccio, presented the article “BlockMagic: Enhancing Traditional Didactic Materials with Smart Objects Technology” and the project itself at the international conference called “International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning” in Prague held the 17th and 18th October 2013. During the conference, the results of the trials in the Block Magic Project were shown with a presentation. In addition, Raffaele Di Fuccio presented some videos in order to describe the functionalities of

Final Block Magic Conference

Date: November 30, 2013 Venue: Università Pontificia Salesiana; P.zza dell’Ateneo Salesiano, 1, Rome Registration is compulsory for attending. Please use this registration form. Block Magic: Coming Back to an Hands-on Perspective in Technology Enhancing Learning applied in the Kindergarten and Primary School The Conference is the final event of Block Magic Project, a research project funded by EU in the framework of Lifelong Program lasting two years. The international research consortium produced an innovative teaching tool – the Block Magic kit –

Interview of Orazio Miglino for La Stampa

The 15th October in the Italian media appeared an article about Block Magic project named “Montessori 2.0: the school using NFC and RFID. The article describes the project, showing the potentialities of Block Magic and focusing on the modernization of traditional pedagogical practices. In the article there is a brief interview to the Scientific Coordinator of the Block Magic Project, Prof. Orazio Miglino. The Professor describes the importance of the manipulation of the tool enhanced by Smart Technologies and the opportunities from the “intelligent software” that allows a personalized learning. The article in

The Spanish team presented Block Magic at the ICTE 2013 Conference on September 9, 2013 in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

Prof. Mario Barajas from UB presented Block Magic at a workshop “LEARNING TRANSVERSAL SKILLS WITH ICT-ENHANCED ATTRIBUTE BLOCKS”. During the workshop, the Block Magic project was presented and the latest version of the Block Magic system was demonstrated. The participants (8 in-service teachers from the Czech Republic) were given free time to experience it and experiment with its exercises. In a group activity attendants discuss possible new learning exercise targeting specific skill (e.g. problem solving, creative thinking, etc.) Finally, in a group

Workshop “LEARNING TRANSVERSAL SKILLS WITH ICT-ENHANCED ATTRIBUTE BLOCKS” within ICTE 2013

Date: September 9, 2013 Venue: Pedagogická fakulta Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě Mlýnská 5 701 03 Ostrava, Czech Republic Programme – Presentation of the Block Magic project – Demonstration of the Block Magic system – Hands-on session with the participating teachers – Evaluation and discussion   The full program of the ICTE 2013 Conference is available here. Tweet

Block Magic at IAC-ETeL 2013

The article “BlockMagic: Enhancing Traditional Didactic Materials with Smart Objects Technology” by Orazio Miglino, Raffaele Di Fuccio, Andrea Di Ferdinando, Mario Barajas, Anna Trifonova, Patrizia Ceccarani, Dimitra Dimitrakoupoulou, and Carlo Ricci has been accepted for the International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning in Prague 2013 (IAC-ETeL 2013), which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 17-18, 2013. The article will be available, after the publication of the conference proceedings, “Proceedings of IAC-ETeL 2013”, ISBN 978-80-905442-1-5. Tweet

Teachers’ feedback on Block Magic received during the TRANSIt summer school

Block Magic session within the TRANSIt summer school took place on July 1, 2013. It was assisted by 17 teachers interested incompetence based education. The session included a short presentation of the Block Magic concept and methodology, followed by a time for free interaction with the system which permitted the teachers to feel the use of ICT-enhanced tangibles. Also, teachers got familiar with the exercises and the different skills they target in the learner. Finally, some time was dedicated on discussions

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