Pupils work within their international groups to create a research paper slideshow about one online safety issue. All activities below can be used to create the slideshow.Online research paper slideshow template
Teachers provide each group with a research paper slideshow template that can be collaboratively edited using Google slideshow. Here is a suggested template:Template:Cover page:
• Title of Research Project
• Picture representing the topic chosen
• Names of those conducting the researchPage 2: Introduction
• Why did you as a group choose this subject/topic?
• What is the research question you decided to address?Page 3: Information
• Find background information, history and facts about the problems or questions in your research topic which you would like to answer. When looking for information on the Internet, do not just copy and paste.
• Capture your assumptions at the outset of the project: what do you expect to gain/achieve from this research… a better understanding of what?Page 4: Data collection and results
• Set out the context in which you will gather your data for example, at different schools, pupils of a certain age, pupils who are friends, etc.
• Compile and present the results, do not simply paste graphs from Google forms though, but also write the results in text.Page 5: Conclusion
• Analysis of your results and what conclusions you can draw from this.
• In what way does this answer your research questions? Do the results confirm or refute your initial assumptions; do they give you new insights?Page 6: Evaluation
• Do you need more research to draw stronger conclusions on the topic? What would you do differently if you or someone else was going to do this research again? What tips/advice do you have?
• What did you learn as a group and individually from this research project?
• How was the collaboration between you and your eTwinning colleagues and your classmates?Page 7: Bibliography
• Compile all the sources, online and offline that you used as part of this research.
Example tool: Google Docs SlideshowWhat do we want to work on?
According to the previous activity “Online survey about online safety”, some online safety issues may have been raised. Those could include:
• Social Networks
• Smartphone Use
• Video games
Each group should choose a topic they all agree to work on. They could use the TwinSpace forum to discuss and reach their decision.
In “Page 2: Introduction” each group should write what topic they have decided to work on and explain why they chose it. They should also decide the research question they want to focus on and write it on the cover page.Let’s gather information
Pupils research the online safety issue they’ve decided to work on. They should search for information linked to the topic they are researching. They need to complete “Page 3: Information” and “Page 7: Bibliography”.I’m a data analyst.
Then the groups need to research what the practices are among their schoolmates and partner school. They have to produce their own online survey and get people to respond. That means that within each group, pupils have to agree on what type of questions they are going to ask and how they are going to ask them (yes or no, multiple choice etc.).
Pupils create promotional posters displayed across the school to encourage pupils to participate in the survey.
When the responses are in, pupils analyse the results and do some simple graphs or infographics and text (quotes from their peers) to summarize their findings. This information can then populate “Page 4: Data collection and results” of the slideshow.
Each group should compare page 3 and 4 of their research paper and then should be able to answer to their research questions and complete “Page 5: Conclusion and recommendations”.
Example tool: Google Docs FormsCOMMUNICATION:
Pupils will use the research paper they have created to provide materials that can be shared.Experts talks
If possible, teachers could organize an online meeting in which each international team present their research paper slideshow to the other teams: what did they research? What did they find out?
Teachers need to keep in mind that they may be time zone differences between the countries involved. They should also test the connection beforehand to make sure everything works.
Example tool: Live section of the TwinSpace
If an online meeting is not an option, here is another idea: each group presents their research paper slideshow to their own class, film it and post it on the TwinSpace.
Example tool: YouTubeRaising online safety awareness in our schools
In class, teachers animate a debate about what has been learned through the research paper presentations. Then, pupils create posters to raise online safety awareness. Those posters are displayed across the school and uploaded on TwinSpace.
Example tool: Piktochart