THREE LITTLE PIGS DISCOVERING MATERIALS - A Software for the Sensitization of Primary School Students to Environmental Themes

Marco Vannucci, Valentina Colla, Leonardo Bendinelli, Marco Colombini, Rachele Massei, Silvia Ciulli

Abstract

This paper describes a software suite aiming at the sensitization of children to environmental themes such as materials use and recycling. The software, in the form of an interactive book, by means of the famous ”‘Three little pigs”’ story introduces the handled themes which are treated more in detail through some knowledge improvement scenes extending the main story. The suite is completed by some games which verify the users understanding of the treated themes. The developed software is usable both as a stand alone software both via Internet embedded in a web page. Tests of the suite have been performed on a group of primary school students and proved the efficiency of the software, its high interactivity level and an encouraging comprehension of the treated themes by the users and suggested the authors the future developments.

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Vannucci M., Colla V., Bendinelli L., Colombini M., Massei R. and Ciulli S. (2009). THREE LITTLE PIGS DISCOVERING MATERIALS - A Software for the Sensitization of Primary School Students to Environmental Themes . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 267-272. DOI: 10.5220/0001961502670272


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Marco Vannucci and Valentina Colla and Leonardo Bendinelli and Marco Colombini and Rachele Massei and Silvia Ciulli},
title={THREE LITTLE PIGS DISCOVERING MATERIALS - A Software for the Sensitization of Primary School Students to Environmental Themes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={267-272},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001961502670272},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - THREE LITTLE PIGS DISCOVERING MATERIALS - A Software for the Sensitization of Primary School Students to Environmental Themes
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Vannucci M.
AU - Colla V.
AU - Bendinelli L.
AU - Colombini M.
AU - Massei R.
AU - Ciulli S.
PY - 2009
SP - 267
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0001961502670272