Milles et une pistes… y dos detectives (1001 clues and two detectives) is an award–winning project; it won a 2016 eTwinning National Prize for the 12-15 years old age category. This project is integrated in the Foreign Language subject area and it involved students of ages between 13-14 years old; it was the perfect tool for both teachers and students to get to know each other, to collaborate, and carry out an exchange visit at the end of the school year. The working methodology is original and it constantly fostered student collaboration, involvement and creativity; it boasts careful planning, clear task and role allocation, and the use of a wide range of adequate digital tools for the students’ age. The project methodology is active, the activities foster creativity and are aimed at knowing the partners and constantly interacting with them; all of this makes the students the true project protagonists. Juana Hermoso, who is the project coordinator in the IES Ítaca school, describes the experience of implementing this experience in her school.
Emotions have a crucial impact on our learning process. As students, we learn better when we have fun, when we feel capable of meeting a challenge, or when we collaborate with others. And imagine the feeling of creating a physical object with our own hands! Continuar leyendo
MAVEN is a project that promotes the learning of mathematics and English in an enjoyable way by using games, acrostic creations and videos, linking mathematics to geography and making a calendar with dates of birth of famous mathematicians. It’s aimed at pupils between 12 and 15 years old, with schools in Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Belgium, Slovenia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Spain taking part. A number of mathematical problems are solved through videoconferencing with partners. Project mascots that travel to partner countries are used as the theme, taking surprises such as QR codes, crossword puzzles, questionnaires, etc. Each month it features the work of the pupils who have participated most actively in mathematics and English fields. Continuar leyendo
Reading in Community is a project focused on promoting reading and developing linguistic competence and it revolves around Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s work The Little Prince. It’s a project carried out between schools from France and Spain and it’s aimed at Pre-primary education students. We would like to put emphasis on the detailed planning of activities and on the high level of coordination and communication among the teachers involved with regards to choosing the project theme and activities. The project provides many opportunities for the students to get to know their colleagues’ work and to learn how to appreciate and how to express opinions on the work done by the other school. Also, worthy of note is the involvement of the families who were informed about the project from the beginning and participated in several activities. Also worth mentioning is the evaluation done by the students; they pointed out their favourite parts of the project. Gracia Moya, a teacher who works at the CEIP ‘Gloria Fuertes’ school from Jaén and who was involved in the project, describes the fundamental structure of the project and provides us with links to its results. Continuar leyendo
‘I take the floor’ is an eTwinning project between schools in France, Italy, England, Turkey and Spain. It is mainly focussed on the language proficiency of participating pupils, using Spanish as the working language. The activities carried out in collaboration with partner schools show more than satisfactory results that have increased pupil motivation, encouraged work on key competencies and teamwork in international groups. In addition we should underline the good diffusion of the project through the school website and through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The teacher Juan Fco. Peñas Viso, coordinator at the school of CPEIP San Babil (Navarra) describes the experience and how important it is to build a team and make use of eTwinning projects. Continuar leyendo
WHO IS IT? is an eTwinning project based on a sociocultural and language (English and French) exchange between pupils aged 11-14. Through games and endless communicative and interactive activities, pupils create their own foreign language ‘learning material’.
The Spanish National Support Service has offered, among their teacher training activities, the MOOC “Open eTwinning”. The experience is being quite satisfactory; almost 1500 teachers from different countries are interacting and exchanging ideas. On Thursday June 9th, as part of the MOOC’s activities, a panel discussion was broadcast in YouTube and Google+, with the participation of the National Support Services most represented in the MOOC: Irene Pateraki (Greece), Massimiliano D’Innocenzo (Italy), Rita Zurrapa (Portugal), Nataša Jerković (Serbia) and Diego Rojas (Spain). The discussion items were decided by the MOOC participants, who published their questions and doubts on Facebook and Twitter, with the hashtag #etwinquest. If you missed it, you can see it at:https://youtu.be/OJRFFF842qg