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Interesteen: An on-line MAGAZINE for cultural exchanges

  • Level : From 12 to 15
  • Key competencies : Digital / Foreign language / Initiative and entrepreneurship / Learning to learn / Social and civic
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  • Objectives

    • To make pupils more aware of cultural differences and similarities in European countries.
    • To assist pupils to earn how to write collaboratively with both their classmates and partners abroad, and publish articles on-line.
    • To introduce the meaningful use of ICT.
    • To promote the growth of the pupils’ critical thinking.
    • To develop the self-confidence, self-motivation, of pupils.
    • To promote working in teams, sharing responsibilities, solving problems and negotiating to reach decisions in common.
    • To learn a foreign language in a dynamic, interactive and fun way.

  • Process

    1. Getting started: Firstly, pupils, working in national groups, learn about mass media and the ICT tools needed for the project. Then, they group in international teams choosing a topic and type of article.
    2. Collecting and sorting information: They search the Internet, brainstorm and exchange ideas with their teammates, using the communication tools of the TwinSpace. They prepare the draft of the article. Finally, they decide about article layout and pictures to illustrate their ideas.
    3. Learning with and from each other: Pupils read their peers’ articles, exchange comments and create quizzes to promote reading. They also choose the best image for the magazine cover and vote for the best articles.
    4. Publishing articles: Pupils check the language, organization and illustrations of their articles ensuring they quote sources properly. Finally, teachers as administrators make the articles public.

  • Evaluation

    Pupils’ and teachers’ work is evaluated throughout the project using the following tools:
    - Comments posted in forums and wikis on the TwinSpace for each international team.
    - Quizzes (created with about the content of the articles published, to promote reading and peer-evaluation.
    - Surveys and debates created with Tricider and Sticky Moose to choose the best articles and images in the magazine.
    - Digital wall with Padlet to send thank you and good-bye messages to other school partners.
    - Google forms to evaluate the project for teachers and pupils including these aspects:
    • Level of engagement
    • Tools and activities they use and enjoy most
    • The main benefits from taking part in the project
    • Suggestions to improve the project in following years

  • Follow-up

    Teachers share new web tools, put pupils at the centre of their teaching and have different and positive contact with classes beyond the traditional framework of school. This can be formalised into a presentation session to other classes.
    Schools develop links with Europe and open up internationally enhancing the learning of foreign languages and 21st century skills. The schools could come together on eTwinning Live to celebrate an Intersteen Day.
    This project is adapted to be flexible and allow the participation of other partner schools in following years and other teachers of different non linguistic subjects such as History or Ethics.
    The project could expand into the creation of podcasts and web radio.
    The magazines created can be used for teaching the language used as a foreign language among other pupils and teachers not participating in this project.

Comments (39)

  • It is very nice.I would like to take part in it.

    Mária Lacušová 30.12.2015
  • ı'm an English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey. My students are 14-15 years old. We would like to be part of this activity.

    Gaye Kocer 04.01.2016
  • Hello, I'm a teacher from Romania , who finds your project extremely interesting and wants to to join it. My students are 12-15, and they are willing to participate in your project. Looking forward to your answer!!! Please contact me:

    iulia fulga 21.01.2016
  • Hello! My name is Victory. I am from Ukraine. I am very interested in your project. We shall be glad to become a part of your project. My email: Best wishes Victory Lomaka

    Victory Lomaka 25.01.2016
  • I like this project Kit Description. I think I'll use some of its ideas in my own project. It is very intresting who is its auther?

    Svitlana Dyka 01.02.2016
  • Hı i am Figen from Istanbul, Turkey. I am at a high school. I would like to study with you if it is suitable. Figen Kiyicilar Rami Atatürk Anatolian High School

    Figen KIYICILAR 10.02.2016
  • I appreciate to take part is my e mail..i am a secondary school teacher..I teach English to students aged bt 10 and 13..

    banu mutafcılar 23.02.2016
  • Hello! My name is Monia. I'm from Italy. I teach English and German. My students are 11-15. I'd like to collaborate with European partners. I am very interested in the project “Interesteen-Magazine”.

    Monia Andri 14.03.2016
  • Beylikdüzü American Culture College, Istanbul/Turkey is really interested in this project it sounds great the idea of Magazine for cultural exchange. Please contact us at: Regards, Maria

    Maria Yiğit 23.06.2016
  • I would like to take part in this project. Please contact me:

    Ana Martín 28.06.2016
  • Hello! My name is Dulce. I'm from Portugal. I teach English. My students are 13-18 years old. I like this project, it's very interesting. Maybe I'll use some of these ideas in my project.

    Maria Dulce Vitorino Soares da Silva Marques 28.06.2016
  • Mă numesc Larisa Caragi. Sunt profesoară de limba și literatura română din Republica Moldova. Mă interesează acest proiect și aș dori să mă raliez la el cu elevii mei.

    Larisa Caragi 29.06.2016
  • salut, interessee de ce projet. mon email

    simina plesa 04.09.2016
  • I'm from Poland and I'm interested in joining your project with my students. My email is

    Magdalena Miszczyk 18.09.2016
  • Hello I am Mustafa from Albania. I teach English to 7th and 8th graders. I would like to join this project with my students. Please contact me at:

    Mustafa Gezen 12.10.2016
  • Hello! I'm Michelina Torino, I'm italian, I teach chemistry and biology. I'm interested in the project. Please contact me at: Thank you

    michelina torino 17.10.2016
  • Olá, sou a Maria José Fonseca, professora bibliotecária ;) Gostei da ideia!

    Maria José Fonseca 18.10.2016
  • Interessante e coinvolgente! Potrei partecipare??? Con una prima della scuola secondaria di primo grado (i.c. SCIASCIA Taranto)

    Francesca Paola Simon 25.10.2016
  • I'm also interested in this new project.I'm an English teacher in Apt ( France). My email address is Can someone tell me how does it work to take part in this project?

    Mme Mouftar 06.11.2016
  • Hello. I m Ozge from turkey. I teach english 5th to 8th graders. I would like to join this project with my students. Please contact me at Thank u :)

    Özgenur Ölmez 11.11.2016
  • Mi chiamo Rosanna Angioi, insegno religioni in un liceo della Sardegna trovo il progetto molto interessante e mi piacerebbe partecipare con gli alunni delle prime che hanno 15 anni.

    Rosanna Angioi 13.11.2016
  • I would like to participate, my email adress is

    Ionela-Alina Enea 14.11.2016
  • Hello ! I'd LIKE to partecipate, please write me at this email: I' m Italian Lecterature and history teacher in High School ( pupils 15-19 years old): I' ll work with students are 15 years old! Best regards and happy day! Mary

    Domenica Maria Russo 25.11.2016
  • HI! I´m María and this Project seems to be really "Interesteen". I would like my pupils to take part in this Project. They use to work in class with tools related to new technologies to improve their English. Please contact me in the following email:

    Mª José García 06.12.2016
  • Hola!Me gusta su ideea !Quiero participat en su proyecto con mis aluminos.Mi email es dosoftei_raluca8@yahoo. com.Soy profesora de rumano y porsupuesto soy de Rumania

    Raluca Smaranda Dosoftei 20.02.2017
  • Hello, I am Betül from Ankara, Turkey.I am a high school English teacher. I want to take part in this magazine. We would like to be a part of this activity. My e-mail address is

    Betül Sapmaz 08.03.2017
  • Zanimiv projekt. I would like to join this project. Pozdrav iz Slovenije

    Marija Baškarad 22.03.2017
  • Hi everyone, I would be pleased to share with my students as well if you allow me in the project...

    Marie-Sophie Leroueil 31.07.2017
  • Hello I'm a teacher in France Halluin Sacré coeur I would like to join your project

    kristelle Saint Pol 03.10.2017
  • The project "Interesteen: An on-line MAGAZINE for cultural exchanges" promote a collaborative work among national and international groups, making children more aware of cultural differences and similarities in European countries. The objectives are clearly defined, following development of 21 century sckills:critical thinking, motivation of pupils, collaboration, solvve problem and negotiation, learn a foreign languages in a dynamic, interactive and fun way. The Proccess, Evaluation and Follow up are set to be flexible and allow the participation of other partner schools in following year and that is very important for sustenability of the project. Is a good example for us and that means that could be a real "guide" that inspired us for next eTwinning projects.

    FLORINA POPESCU 19.10.2017
  • An amazing project which make pupils more aware of cultural differences and similarities in European countries.

    Ofeliya Gafarova 21.10.2017
  • Hello from Turkey.Your project topic is very interesting.The process is useful.

    HALE EKİM 21.10.2017
  • I would like to take part in this project -

    Joanna Formela 15.11.2017
  • i would like to take part in this project /

    Vesna Elezovic 08.02.2018
  • Very useful for education

    DRITA SULEJMANI 08.02.2018
  • Hello, very interesting, We would like to take part. How can we do? thanks.

    Cristina Tiganea 14.02.2018
  • Hello,very interesting. I work with students 14- 15 years old! We would like to take part. How can we do that? Thanks You.

    Rima Mitrochinienė 13.03.2018