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How to Use Halocode to Invent Stories to Foster Steam World

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Paola Mattioli  
Participants will experiment and create their own interactive stories with the Halocode board and its sensors. We will discuss the importance of reading in STEAM activities by inventing and programming a story. Makeblock Halocode is designed explicitly for educational purposes, working perfectly with block-based programming software mBlock.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: https://www.makeblock.com/software/mblock5

If participants can have halocode, it will be better for interaction.

Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants can be educators and primary school teachers. They are eventually confidential with Scratch and block programming so to use the mBlock software without problems. They are interested in learning new methodologies to bring coding activities in the class with kids.

Outline

In this workshop participants will experiment and create their own interactive stories with the Halocode board and its sensors. We will discuss the importance of reading in steam activities by inventing and programming a story
Makeblock Halocode is a single board computer with a built-in Wi-Fi. Designed explicitly for educational purpose, Halocode works perfectly with block-based programming software mBlock. Participants will discover how easily students can drag and drop the command blocks to code, making programming as intuitive and straightforward as playing building blocks.

Supporting research

https://mblock.makeblock.com/en-us/
https://planet.mblock.cc/gallery/2549

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Presenters

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Paola Mattioli, Istituto Marymount

I am K-5 STEAM teacher in Rome. I love picture books for children and I try to use them engaging kids with beautiful reading aloud for my activities. My objective is STREAM with the R of Reading!

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