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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 –



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

Hands-on session with Block Magic: workshop within the TRANSIt summer school


Date: July 1, 2013 (17:30-19:00) Venue: Panormo Geropotamou,  Crete (Greece) Programme – Presentation of the Block Magic projec, the concepts and methodological approach – Presentation of the first evaluation results, focusing on Spanish implementation – Hands-on session with the participating teachers – Evaluation and discussion   The full program of the TransIt Summer School 2013 is available here. Tweet

Workshop “Block Magic: smart technologies to support some traditional psycho-pedagogical practices” within the Festival delle Scienze Cognitive


Date: June 18, 2013 Venue: Dip. Economia e Management, Trento Programme Start End Presentation theme/topic Speaker 9.00 9.20 Opening and welcome to the workshop ISTC-CNR 9.20 9.45 BLOCK MAGIC KIT Technical Presentation ISTC-CNR 9.45 10.00 Block Magic’s Methodological aspects UB 10.00 10.30 WP6: Results achieved in Spain UB 10.30 11.00 WP6: Results achieved in Germany UNIDR 11.00 11.30 WP6: Results achieved in Greece EA 11.30 11.50 Coffee Break 11.50 12.20 WP6: Results achieved in Italy with Special Needs LFDO 12.20 12.50 External

Block Magic at LINQ Conference (Rome, May 17, 2013)


Block Magic project will be presented at the LINQ 2013 conference on May 17 in Rome. The project will be represented by Orazio Miglino and Raffaele di Fuccio. Look for the talk “Enhancing Manipulative Learning with Smart Objects” in the full program recently posted online Once the proceedings are released, you can find the full paper in the Results section of this website, under Publications. Tweet

First insights of the Block Magic implementation will be presented in Trento (Italy)


A Block Magic workshop is organised within the conference “Le SC: applicazioni e valore socio-economico” in TRENTO. The date of the workshop has been fixed on 18th of June, 2013. All partners will present preliminary results of the classroom implementation in the four countries represented in the consortium. Furthermore, the workshop will be a good opportunity to disseminate the overall approach of Block Magic. The current prototype will be demonstrated to the interested participants. Following the Block Magic workshop of

Block Magic at Online Educa Berlin (Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 14:30 – 16:30)


Block Magic will be present at the 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED LEARNING & TRAINING – ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. This year, Online Educa will take place between 28 and 30 November. It is the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors. Block Magic will be presented by Orazio Miglino from the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Searching for Connections (ISTC-CNR), Italy. Here are some more details about the talk: Title: Block Magic: A Software-Hardware Platform

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