KMK strategy and Calliope mini
At the end of 2016, the Conference of Ministers of Education adopted the strategy paper “Bildung in der digitale Welt”. . This strategy of the KMK quickly caused movement in the education system. Why? Because all federal states were asked to develop an answer to this paper. The KMK strategy makes it clear that digital education cannot begin in secondary school.
Information about the Calliope project
You can need collaborators for your own project for very different reasons: as support in the classroom, as financial support or simply to have your back. Here we have put together various materials that you can use if you want to tell others about the Calliope mini.
In addition to the handouts for students and teachers, the Calliope mini class set for primary schools also includes crocodile clips and LEDs. Both are helpful in the creative implementation of interactive prototypes.
• 20 Calliope mini starter boxes
• 20 student workbooks
• Guide for teachers
• 40 alligator clips
• Copper tape
ELIGIBLE via the DIGITAL PACT
Different programming tools (editors) are available for programming with the Calliope mini.
On the editors page there is all the important information for selecting the appropriate programming environment. Visual Block Programming provides a simple introduction to the programming logic.
We offer selected, project-oriented teaching material for teaching with the Calliope mini in the primary school. The guided lessons include downloadable, editable resources covering a real-life and age-appropriate introduction to programming.
The workbook for teachers and students published by Persen Verlag for teaching with the Calliope mini in primary school offers an introduction from the 3rd grade.MakeCode Editor.
With the two workbooks and the handbook for teachers, Cornelsen Verlag offers an introduction to teaching with the Calliope mini in elementary school.Open Roberta Lab Editor.
We offer different training formats for getting started, for more in-depth study, but also for exchange in the network. The training courses are currently all taking place online as live events or are available as videos for retrieval.
The Calliope training courses with regular one-hour online sessions and a MOOC for self-learning offer many tips for teaching in addition to an introduction.
The Calliope mini Experts program starts every half year and is aimed at all teachers and school administrators from German-speaking countries.
We have put together for you all the tips and tricks for the possibilities of programming the Calliope mini with the iPad and for offering extra iPad materials.
You still have questions?
We offer individual online appointments to inform about topics that interest you, such as the differences between the GS and SEK I class sets, programming environments and teaching materials.
Functions at a glance
The Calliope is packed with inputs, outputs, sensors and radio module and Bluetooth function.
Control the outputs, inputs and sensors of the Calliope mini and create the first sequences, loops and conditions.
Guided creative craft projects on the theme of "space".