App Inventor workshop for ATAST in Mahdia

This wokshop was organised for The ATAST association (Association Tunisienne pour l’avenir des sciences et Technologie). This association is participating in a lot of international competition in STEM field and there is a need to know to program mobile devices. Although I was very sick, we made it. The workshop started at 10PM et finished the next day at 1:30. The cool thing about ATAST member is that they learn very quickly and eager to spread what they learn.

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Train of trainers of App Inventor in Orange Dev Centre

Orange Dev centre is a space connected to the Telecom operator Orange that offers different services of training and support in the mobile world. They offer free trainings to students and work to promote a new digital culture in the country. For their next plans, they wanted to get involved more with middle and high school students into apps making and entrepreneurship. This workshop was mainly for trainers who have already a great experience with Android programming but never worked with App Inventor. We got also the visit of 2 high school students who might be in future projects.

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Arduino: Train the trainers with YTCA

ytcaThe Young Tunisian Coders Academy is an organisation aimed to promote coding culture in the country. The founders are students from INSAT who have been in the USA for exchange program. They won the the AEIF competition grant. They started late 2015 by making workshop of Scratch around the country. For their summer camp, they wanted to do more. They asked me to make a training about Arduino to their trainers. The workshop was held during 2 days: One reserved for Scratch 4 Arduino, and the second for Blocklyduino Enhanced.

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Blocklyduino Enhanced at the national tool fair

foireThis tool fair is is part of an international network of educational tool fair. These tools are usually non conventional educational tool. My tool (Blocklyduino Enhanced) was selected and I did a workshop of 1H30. There were several sessions and the attendees should choose between tools. I made a small presentation about it and a lot of people were interested. Because it is a technical tool, I got some students, a university teachers and youth trainers. My tool was selected among all the tools (20 I think) to be presented in the international tool fair of Malta.

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Workshop for master degree students

Facebook2After my bachelor degree, and after being a teacher, I’ve been enrolled into a master degree called: New educational technologies in a university called “ISEFC”. My master project was an online course on scratch 2.0. In 2014, Scratch was not still known in Tunisia and the coding movement was just starting. Early 2016, I’ve be asked to make a workshop about scratch in this master program. They explained to me that the course was called: “Innovations in Education” and it was made out of workshops about important innovation. So, I proposed to make 3 workshops: Scratch, App Inventor and Arduino.

Facebook1The students were mainly teachers in different fields from primary to high school. The most successful workshop was the Arduino one. Students were really excited making activities and sharing photos and videos on social media like Facebook.