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19 aprile 2018

The Indire Researchers at the “Children’s Florence” festival

Indire is the scientific partner of “Children’s Florence”, the festival dedicated to the little ones, scheduled in the capital of the Tuscany region from 4 to 6 May. This is a three-day, free-of-charge, children-friendly event, an experiential path for sharing knowledge and values and be actively involved.

On Friday 4 May, the researchers of the institute are going to present a series of innovative didactic activities in some primary and infant schools of Florence.

In the school institute “Andrea Del Sarto”, starting from 9.30 am the didactic activity with the 3D Printer Chinese shadows with 3D printers” will be presented. On this occasion, a short story will be told with Chinese shadows, and children will be encouraged to conclude it with an ending of their invention and the creation of a character using the 3D printer.

In the infant school “Viani” at 9:30 am there will be an activity on “Coding and robotics at school”, a didactic approach where the student will be encouraged to undertake a problem solving approach through computational thinking. During the day, Cubetto, a wooden robot which helps teachers teaching coding to over-3-year-olds will be also utilised.

In the “school città Pestalozzi” at 10 am there will be “Building a monument with Minecraft” an activity dedicated to immersive teaching through the use of the popular videogame. To date, there are many teachers all over the world who uses Minecraft to carryout didactic activities for teaching science, mathematics and history at school. Using the materials in the right way and following specific rules, the students will be able to build numerous tools and interact in different contexts: from the building of entire cities to fighting in “arcade style”, with the aim of experimenting new didactic potentials of this software appreciated by all young people in the world.

«The participation of our institute to the Festival renews the long established collaboration with the council of Florence for initiatives related to education», Indire’s President, Giovanni Biondi declared.

˃˃ Find the programme here

 

 

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