11th Day of Informatics 2018 (11. Informatiktag)

DATE:Thursday, September 27, 2018
TIME:9:00-17:00
VENUE:University of Vienna, Faculty of Informatics, Währingerstrasse 29, 1090 Vienna

The focus of the 11th Day of Informatics, organized by the Austrian Computer Science Association (ÖCG) is on innovative and practical approaches to computer science didactics. The event is moderated by professor Renate Motschnig, University of Vienna, and professor Gerald Futschek, TU Wien. More on 11. Informatiktag in German here.

Target group

Computer science teachers from elementary school / NMS / AHS / HTL / HAK / HUM

Workshops

Workshops are taught in a practical way and are held in smaller groups. Topics are for examples: Tools for Gamification in the classroom, Calliope and Microbits in class, Legobots, Teacher-friendly lessons, Computer lessons for the youngest, 3D printing, etc.

Algorithms in 60 Seconds

The breaks will be followed by a presentation of the results of the project “Algorithms in 60 Seconds”, run by the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms at TU Wien. 

The video competition ,,Algorithms in 60 Seconds” has motivated almost 300 kids from primary and high schools across Austria in practice of computational thinking and digital media usage. The innovative character of the competition, to explain algorithms in a video not longer then 60 seconds is ,,the way informatics should be taught“, stated Uwe Egly, Faculty of Informatics.

Download the handout in German here.

CS Unplugged – Experiment without a computer

Prof. Martin Nöllenburg and Prof. Stefan Szeider have pulled off an experiment with a dual track sorting network at the Kinderuni 2018. The experiment has adapted one of the CS Unplugged versions of the sorting network.

Download the handout in German here.

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