Here are some examples of good practices for Pre-primary and Primary education for each of the six existing evaluation criteria used for awarding National Quality Labels to eTwinning projects.
It is necessary to train students to develop competences that will help them adapt better to the requirements and challenges of today’s information and communication society. In order to succeed in that, teachers need to, on one hand, change the way students interact with technology and help them become creators instead of mere technology consumers. And on the other hand, teachers need to show students how to use computational thinking and the skills related to it for planning and solving all kinds of complex tasks in their everyday lives. Can school foster the development of computational thinking from an early age and at all education stages? Is it possible to develop this new way of thinking from the perspective of any area of the curriculum and using a wide range of educational resources, not only programming?
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
Fairy Yoga is an eTwinning project in which yoga for children serves as an inspiration for work and activities in the Early Childhood Education classroom. Schools in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Slovakia, Poland and Georgia participate in the project. Practicing yoga is presented as a recreational activity in which pupils, through various postures associated with animal sounds and names, improve their flexibility and coordination. Good communication between project partners is appreciated, allowing well-planned work and results that achieve the initial goals set. We should highlight participation in the project of experts in the field of yoga who advise and work directly with participating teachers. We should also emphasize the active role of families, sharing project activities with pupils and recording practice at home. All the final results are accessible from the project TwinSpace, a Facebook page and the school’s own website. Finally, we should emphasize the thorough final evaluation of the project, including surveys, questionnaires and audio files for teachers and colouring cards for pupils. Continuar leyendo
Let’s start by defining Design Thinking as a sequence of work aimed at finding creative solutions to a problem or need through research and dialogue. The concept was coined by Tim Brown, a professor at the Stanford University School of Engineering, who described this new concept in an article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2008 as a ‘discipline that use the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible’. Continuar leyendo
Cada año el Servicio Nacional de Apoyo eTwinning (Alemania) en colaboración con ‘Europäische Bewegung Deutschland‘ (Movimiento Europeo Alemán) realiza un concurso europeo de premios eTwinning dentro de un marco temático concreto. La edición 63 del concurso versaba sobre la temática de la paz, siendo el lema escogido «La convivencia en Paz» Continuar leyendo
The International Communicative Twins project is being carried out in the current 2015-2016 school year between two partners, the teacher Juan Alberto Galván from the Montpellier School in Madrid and his partner Roisin Ni Dhonncha from the Le Cheile Secondary School in Ireland.
The first activity proposed in the year-long project has been to get to know the cities of the partner schools. This activity was carried out in several phases during the first term of the year, and has been a true collaborative effort between partners.