Presented by:

José García

from Citilab

Since 2007 I work at Citilab - Cornellà, near of Barcelona, where I had the chance to participate in the beginnings of the application of block visual programming, like Scratch and Snap!, in the educational world. I have participated in the creation of S4A (Scratch for Arduino) within the Edutec project, and collaborate in to the development of Snap4Arduino and MicroBlocks.

Now I coordinate the education area at Citilab and the Edulab project, which promotes the teaching of programming and robotics as a transversal language to understand and relate to technology and to develop critical thinking and creativity in schools. For this project also we designed a microcontroller board Citilab ED1 and a robotics Kit for education

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José García, Nina Coll & Victor Casado

Citilab Cornellà in collaboration with of Mathematics Museum of Catalonia (MMACA) have created several materials, addressed to primary schools to learn mathematics and programming language simultaneously.

Our aim is to awake student’s curiosity for these two subjects, by proposing funny challenges with Learning Corners methodology. It involves all students playing and working on various tasks in the same classroom and also gives children the freedom to choose what to do.

Snap! is the program that we used to create digital activities and we have differentiated three types of them:

  • Play mathematical games that we programmed with Snap!
  • Solve the mathematical challenges through proposal programming blocks, using MicroWorld system.
  • Complete levels by programming challenges directly by Snap!.

With all of these activities, we want to encourage different students profiles to enjoy while they are learning.

Duration:
20 min
Room:
Room 1
Conference:
Snap!Con 2021
Type:
Talk