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Presentation of Magic Block at the workshop ““Early intervention programs AVA-VB in autism spectrum disorders supported by assistive technology”


Magic Block project and its results were presented at the workshop n. 69 “Early intervention programs AVA-VB in autism spectrum disorders supported by assistive technology” during the Inside the workshop M.M. Coppa (LDFO) has presented the Block Magic Project and the results. In particular, he showed the studies of applications of Smart Objects Technology with one case of the Rehabilitation Centre of the Lega del Filo d’Oro involved in the program of activities of the project Block Magic. During the

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

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

Block Magic evaluation during the TRANSIt summer school 2013

A workshop on Block Magic was organised within the international summer school TRANSIT ( Comenius – Grundtvig Reference Number : GR-2013-233-001) that focused on transversal key competences for lifelong learning. The summer school took place in Crete (Greece) from June 30 to July 5, 2013. It was attended by 17 in-service teachers from six EU countries (Austria, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Romania and Spain). They participated in the Block Magic hands-on sessions as a best example of technology enhanced manipulatives that

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

Workshop “Block Magic: smart technologies to support some traditional psycho-pedagogical practices”, Trento, 18/06/2013

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The city of Trento hosted the Block Magic workshop on tangible and smart technologies on the 18th of June, 2013. The workshop started with introduction of the Block Magic system and its development throughout the project, presentation made by Orazio Miglino (CNR). Further, Raffaele Di Fuccio – the project coordinator – gave the overview of the project. Anna Trifonova (UB) discussed the methodological approach behind Block Magic. The summative evaluation in Spain, Greece and Italy was presented by Anna Trifonova (UB), Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou

The new Block Magic prototype appreciated by the audience of the Learning innovations and Quality conference


  Block Magic paper and consequently our project were presented in the LINQ workshop that was held in the FAO structures. Orazio Miglino (on the photo) described our first results achieved and showed the prototype to the audience. The feedbacks were positive, in particular when Orazio showed the device the attention was at maximum level. In addition, the speaker who presented own paper after us (Alan Bruce with the paper ‘Quality Inclusion and Transition for Disabled Students: an innovative international framework’) cited many

Block Magic at iCERi 2012


  An article called “MAGIC BLOCKS TO TRIGGER CREATIVE, MATHEMATICAL, LOGICAL, LANGUAGE, STRATEGIC AND SOCIAL SKILLS IN PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN” has been submitted by the University of Barcelona team A. Trifonova, M. Barajas, J. Quintana and is now accepted for Virtual Presentation. This year iCERi takes place in Madrid (Spain) on November 19th-21st, 2012.   Tweet