The University of Craiova team provides kids coding and technology in the Scoala Altfel week
Last week, the University of Craiova team participated in the week called “Scoala Altfel: Sa stii mai multe, sa fii mai bun!” (in Romanian), in English stands from “A different school initiative: To find out more, to improve yourself!” organized by the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research – http://sae.edu.ro/2016/despre.php.
The Scoala Altfel is a national project for encouraging children to discover in an informal way, new topics, including scientific/technological ones, and establishing links between different actors from the local/regional communities.
Within the framework of the Scoala Afetfel week, the UCV team developed with kids aged 9-11, scratch activities at the Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics of the University of Craiova in 2 different workshops, on the 19th and 21st April 2016. The kids were students at National College Carol I and National College Elena Cuza.
The two workshops consisted of a presentation of the of Faculty’s robotics laboratories and facilities (i.e. INCESA – Infrastructure for Research and Applied Sciences) a recreational presentation/demo of 2 drones (Parrot Bebop2 and DJI Phantom 3) and an implementation of the coding activity Collaborative Storytelling with Scratch, activity developed by the University of Girona.
All in all, kids showed a great enthusiasm with the workshops and expressed their interest in programming and the technologies presented.