The Third Door (little detectives):
In international teams, students collaborate and study creatures from fairy tales. Each team works on a different topic, for example, creatures living under water, creatures living on land and creatures that can fly.
● Teachers create three AnswerGardens named after the topics (one for each topic) and let students allocate themselves to the group they would like to join by typing their name. Team members have different roles to play according to their abilities. They choose fairy tale creatures to describe and search for information about them in books or on the Internet and watch videos. Students summarise what they have found, they fill in worksheets, draw pictures and present their work to the other teams.
● They create a digital library with the recordings of the tales from which the chosen creatures originate in both English and in the national language of each partner.
● The three teams together create an eBook "Mystery creatures of Wonderland" of the classical fairy tale characters described in English.
● Self-evaluation: Questionnaire about teamwork and contribution of each pupil for the success of the whole team.
● Reflection: a questionnaire with emojis “How do you feel about the teamwork activities of The Third Door?”.
Suggested technologies: answergarden
, Google Slides, padlet
, joomag The Fourth Door focuses on Christmas activities with the help of mysterious Father Christmas’.
● According to the poll Would you like to learn how elves dance?
students take part in the next activity - elves’ dances.
What extra powers does Father Christmas have?
● Mind Mapping:
What do people around the world call Father Christmas?
● A wall with Christmas wishes
in the native languages of each partner and in English. Involve students, teachers and parents.
● Video Conference “Elf yourself”
: Have a lot of fun with elves’ dances. Split up students in mixed international teams. Each team create an elf dance with https://www.elfyourself.com and then students record themselves while dancing.
: matching pairs (images with Christmas symbols and words)
Suggested technologies: poll-maker
, learningappsThe Fifth Door
(Who are the heroes of Wonderland nowadays?)
● A poll:
Do these superheroes exist nowadays?
● Search for the superheroes.
Students find images and information about superheroes in Kids’ search engines. The two characters Super e-Twins remind students how to recognize a superhero. Teachers create virtual galleries with superheroes which are coloured in by the students.
● Interactive map
with talking superheroes: In mixed international teams students create a map with talking superheroes. They explain in English; what are the extraordinary abilities and powers that a superhero/superheroine has, his/her appearance, his/her attributes.
● Video Conference:
A quiz with super heroes (ex. Kahoot, Quizizz)
Puzzles with superheroes
Suggested technologies: jigsawplanet
, learningapps, quizizz
, colouring-forkidsThe Sixth Door
(Interactive map with challenges)
● A map of Wonderland:
Together, all teams create the map of Wonderland (each team creates a piece of the map).
● Challenges on the road through Wonderland:
Each team chooses a character and prepares a challenge for another team. The teams go through Wonderland, solve the challenges and meet the other teams at the centre of the map where they will celebrate their friendship and reach the end of the journey. The challenges represent real-life situations and difficulties which students face in their school life. The Goblin’s challenge deals with bad behaviour at school and bullying; The Dragon’s challenge focuses on how to overcome learning difficulties and The Troll’s challenge deals with recognising and expressing our emotions.
● How to be a good storyteller
: storytelling tips for students about the components of the story, characters and language they use could be uploaded on TwinSpace.
● Comic strip:
In “The adventure lovers’ diary” children describe how they solved the challenges and what solutions they have found.
Have you learnt to use emojis properly? (matching pairs: picture with emoji and a word)
Suggested technologies: thinglink
Google slides, learningapps The Seventh Door (Logo)
● A poll:
Each team votes for a favourite superhero which will be a part of a common logo.
● Video Conference:
Students colour their superheroes and create the logo together with the web tool Twiddla.
Suggested technologies: twiddla
, colorilloCOMMON OUTCOMES
● Suggested outcomes: interactive maps with talking superheroes, 3D galleries, comic strips, e- books, maps with challenges, logos, poster with Netiquette and e-Safety rules, resources created by the teachers, which are both available offline and online.