Monthly Archives: November 2013

The fifth Block Magic consortium meeting: preparing for successful project end

The fifth and final Block Magic consortium meeting took place in Rome, in the premises of the coordinator’s institution (ISTC-CNR). All project partners were present and took part of a very productive session. The overview of the project work was done by Raffaele di Fuccio, who reviewed the project status, including deliverables and final works to be done after the end of the project. These include project final reporting, both in terms of scientific work and financial information. Furthermore, the latest

Seminar “Smart Objects Technology and school learning” held in Ancona

 Seminar “Smart Objects Technology and school learning” Speakers: O. Miglino – M.M. Coppa  The Seminar, held at the Polytechnic University of Marche of Ancona, showed some applications developed with STELT (Technologies to Enhance Learning and Teaching), a platform that enables the creation of environments IOT based on NFC and RFID-systems Artificial Adaptive Tutoring. In particular, you have been shown and discussed: a) Block-Magic, a technologically improved version with some teaching material (Blocks Logic and Set) currently used in kindergarten and

Hands-on workshop with Block Magic for Spanish pre-service teachers

  A Block Magic workshop for pre-service teachers was organised by the project members from the University of Barcelona on November 14. 2013. The 24 participants were given a short presentation about the project in general, the development of the various prototypes and the different cycles of evaluation. The participants tried out the newest release of Block Magic in groups of 4-5 people. They used the system first as students playing the various exercises. They were asked to discuss what competences each

Second cycle of Block Magic trials in the Greek primary school

A second implementation of Block Magic was realized on October-November 2013 in which 178 students with no special needs from Primary School executed Block Magic learning activities. Among them, there was a group of children that the year before attended Kindergarten and had tested Block Magic learning activities in lower level of difficulty during the first implementation. The researchers were allowed to observe the differences in students’ performance as the first implementation took place at the beginning of the school

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