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MAGICAL drops anchor at Athens Europolicies 2014 conference

MAGICAL game making workshop

MAGICAL’s official co-funding period has just drawn to a close with a keynote address and special game-making workshop at the Europolicies conference in Athens, 28-28 September 2014. In the keynote presentation Games in Education: Some Key Initiatives and Emerging Trends in Europe, Jeffrey Earp from ITD-CNR set MAGICAL’s objectives and activities in the broader context of games-driven educational innovation in European research and practice.

MAGICAL’S Magos meets MIT’s MaKey MaKey

One of the highlights at the GALA 2014 Summer School held recently in Pori, Finland, was a special half-day workshop devoted to game making. This event was run by a team from the MAGICAL project, which is investigating the potential of digital game making for enhancing learning in primary and lower secondary schools.

MAGICAL Magos MaKey-MaKey Master's

makey makey & Magos

To mark the conclusion of MAGICAL classroom experiments in Italy, ITD-CNR held a special event at the Deledda International School (DIS) in Genoa, Italy: the MAGICAL Magos MaKey-MaKey Master’s. Over 40 lower secondary students took part in this end-of-school-year challenge to construct a novel computer control device replacing the conventional mouse and keyboard.

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