In a project of this nature, communication Is key among the project partners with regular meetings necessary to plan each stage of the development as well as daily communication through the TwinSpace, or some other messaging service. To start, the project partners work together to each find a theme for each month of the project duration. For example, one partner finds a general theme for November, another one for December, another partner for January, etc. Then each month all partners contribute and share one activity in relation to either science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics. These activities are then collected and throughout that particular month all teachers and students engage in the same activities. Without this collaborative planning teachers will not be able to plan for the activities since activity plans are dependent on each partner.COLLABORATION
Because the students in this project are very young, the collaboration may be approached in a slightly different way; each class explores the monthly activities in their own way and then collaborate with each other by voting for example on which activities they liked best. Then could also send videos of their responses to the various activities. Another idea is for all classes to design a logo and then each class votes for the one they like best to represent the project. Examples of activities for each month may be found in the TwinSpace
of the original project.
As a summation of all the activity work, a final product may be produced to show step by step the implementation of the project, the photos, videos and links to the students’ work in order to help other children achieve the same as them. Here is an example from the original project showing an activity eBook full of S.T.E.A.M related activities. A book made by children for the children .