"You talk as if a god had made the Machine.. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but it is not everything. I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this telephone, but I do not hear you. That is why I want you to come. Pay me a visit, so that we can meet face to face, and talk about the hopes that are in my mind."The machine stops - 1909 - Forster

Monday, April 29, 2013


This is a doodle video made by my middle school students ( third year ).
First we chose the song and then we asked for the art teacher's collaboration. Each students got a song line  and had to draw something representing the words.
Next step was to take photos of the images ( we used the ipad ) and then pictures and music were put together in a video.
The same technique could also be used to visualize poems.
Here you can find a detailed explanation of the whole process.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"Flipped classroom and mobile learning: school is on" is the project our school is currently working on.
The project has been funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo and it is the winner of the Educational Innovation Competition 2012.
The duration of the project will be two years ( September 2012 - September 2014 ) and we've just gone through the training phase. Next step will be the design phase wich will be followed by the operational stage involving the construction of learning objects - created by both teachers and students - to be published on an online platform.
In the meanwhile I' m experimenting in my classes in a situation of "one ipad only" ( mine ), one IWB, some laptops and WI-FI connection covering the whole school. My students and I have been testing apps, trying activities and running through content in a different and new way.
Students will be given ipads ( 1 to 1 ) at the beginning of the next school year. Up to then I'll keep record of our work by posting the most meaningful results here.
Here you can wach a presentation of the project.