eTwinauts in the (in)visible cities
Level : From 16 to 18
Key competencies : Cultural expression / Digital / Foreign language / Learning to learn / Maths / science and technology / Social and civic
- To raise awareness on the importance of cross functional learning and teamwork learning
- To develop ICT skills and competences in Mathematics, Literature, History, Art, Chemistry, Physics, Foreign languages...
- To understand and respect diversity.
- To put into practice Project based learning and CLIL methodology
- To build a space for multicultural collaboration.
- To raise awareness on the importance of valuing and preserving human world heritage and foster respect for other cultures.
- To improve communication skills.
- To discover European cities, their citizens, traditions and customs.
- To build and share knowledge with people from different countries.
1. Register all participants in TwinSpace (teachers & pupils)
2. Work on the project calendar. Plan coordination meetings with the teachers: meeting for initial assessment to know the level of the pupils in the different partner countries, to decide which places UNESCO heritage will be selected for the work, to take decisions about activities, curricular aspects, methodologies and ICT tools to use. To make meetings effective is important to have some discipline (create a previous draft agenda and conclusions after the meeting available to all members through TwinSpace/email)
3. Design activities for pupils and TwinSpace platform adapted to the needs of your project. It is very important in this step a good collaboration and agreement among partners.
4. Create collaborative area for pupils and teachers in the TwinSpace(places to share documents, forums, blog...)
5. Create draft wikis in TwinSpace platform to be tested for the pupils and teachers to learn how to create e-content for the future project and for the exploration of TwinSpace tools (one wiki for every workplace UNESCO-cities).
6. Review and publish the proposed work for pupils. It is very important for the teachers to agree this section respecting the levels of difficulty of the activities and topics according to the curriculum of each country. It's also important to be open to make changes according to partners' new suggestions, pupils' new ideas...
7. Ice breaking activities (video, tag clouds, forums. eTwinning module ideas are useful here.) It can be very helpful in this step to create a social forum (virtual coffee) to discuss other free topics and not only those related to the project' activities. It is very important to revitalise this area, check it regularly and encourage pupils to be proactive by initiating conversations, participating actively (some topics can be to share their musical tastes, readings, travels, traditions, hobbies...).
8. Create working groups with mixed pupils from each school and team coordinators in each of them for a better organisation and teamwork.
9. Monitoring and promote on a continuous basis. It's crucial to share the experience with other members of the immediate educational community (to integrate the school library in the project for example). Frequent evaluation and dissemination of activities through websites, newspaper, educational magazines, radio, television... It is recommended to create and update regularly an external website, blog, diary of project for a wider dissemination. This can be done by making specific areas of the TwinSpace public or a by building separate website, which can be very helpful for another project designers.
10. Review content, feedback, presentations, common reflections (videoconferencing) and organization of materials created during the project.
- Initial assessment: interviews (in person and by videoconference)
- Procedural assessment: team collaboration, individual and group work, active participation (preparation and discussion of a joint assessment rubric for the project)
- Final evaluation: evaluation rubric interviews + written reflections of centre coordinators, partners and pupils
Hold an information day/evening in the school and invite parents/ school management bodies etc. to the event.