Student activities

Student activities:

 

General          Specific

 

How to get students involved in eTwinning ?

 

Before the project

 

  • Describe the basic elements of an eTwinning project and show them a finished project or a part of it.
  • Explain the general idea of the project and ask if they have ideas that would develop. Explain that all stakeholders will be incorporated into the program.
  • Collaborate with the students, trying to agree on a number of interesting topics to discuss, based on how they will be developed during the project.
  • Try to understand their interests above (themes, tools, languages, subjects, etc.)
  • Involving pupils in the proposed activities to collaborate with partners.
  • Ask students about their knowledge of other countries and what they would like to know.
  • To introduce schools and their locations, get students to seek information about the area and the country.
  • Spreading the project in your school through message bords, website(s), etc....
  • Introduce the IT-tools and agree on a common set of them.
  • Show TwinSpace and its instruments.
  • Practice the language used in the project to develop confidence in students.
  • To inform parents about the project and the role they can play to get involved in it.

 

 During the project

 

  • Create an exhibition space dedicated to the project with pictures, icons, slogans, etc....
  • If necessary, the exchange of certain details by mail.
  • Mix pupils in international groups.
  • Invite pupils as partners in the TwinSpace Pupils corner.
  • Ask students performing different tasks such as uploading files, recording videos, scanning document, taking photos,etc....
  • Exchange messages via TwinSpace or other protected enviroment
  • Undertake to respond to all messages in a reasonable period of time.
  • Generate a climate of trust between the partners to ask each other questions, clarify doubts and regard the work as an unified project.
  • Join the forum / blog and be able to propose topics for discussion.
  • Commenting on publications, not only your own school but also partnerschools.

 

 After the project

 

Sharing the positive and negavtive aspects of the project.

Include contributions of students' evaluation.

Desseminate the project between the educational community and other fields.

Make the most of some project activities.

Publish the finished materials and desseminate them.

To organize open days with their parents, or participate in presenting the project, asking them earlier expectations, conclusions etc....

 

 

 

 

 

task 1task 2task3task 4
 twinspace Animoto Animoto Prezi - Wink
  Wallwisher Wallwisher Google Draw

 

 

 

Task 1:

 

Task 1a:

If you go to the Pupils Corner you will see the forum. There are 2 categories: introduction & IT-tools. The category IT-tools has subcategories Facebook, Twitter and Diigo.

All the participating students have to create a new thread in the category introduction and also a new thread in at least one of the subcategories of IT-tools. Each school should have one or more students in each subcategory.

 

Your new thread in category introduction :
Please describe yourselves and share your favourite motto or line of poetry. Open a new thread and put your name, school and country as a title (subject area) and post a message into the body area. In the message, you have to answer following questions:

-What's your name ?
-What is your age ?
-What are your subjects ?
-How many hours IT/computerscience/computerlab you have ?
- Where do you live ?
- What are your hobbies and interests ?
- Why have you decided to join this project ?
- Your favorite line

 

Your new thread in category IT-tools :here you should choose 1 of the subcategories DIIGO, FACEBOOK or TWITTER


Your new thread in subcategory DIIGO:

This social bookmarking-tool is very popular now. Try to answer the questions in a thread with  subject your name, school and country
1) What is your knowledge of Diigo, what about groups and the toolbar ?
2) Can/may you use it in your school ? Why / why not ?
3) Are you familiar with the annotations in Diigo ?
4) Are you capable to work on educational cards
a) summary of the tool
b) registration-procedure
c) small manual
d) educational use

 

Your new thread in subcategory FACEBOOK:

This social network is very popular now. Try to answer the questions in a thread with subject your name, school and country
1) What is your knowledge of FB, what about groups and pages ?
2) Can/may you it in your school ? Why / why not ?
3) Are you familiar with the permissions in FB ?
4) Are you capable to work on educational cards
a) summary of the tool
b) registration-procedure
c) small manual
d) educational use

 

Your new thread in subcategory TWITTER:

 This microblog is very popular now. Try to answer the questions in a thread with subject your name, school and country
1) What is your knowledge of Twitter, what about groups and followers/following ?
2) Can/may you it in your school ? Why / why not ?
3) Are you familiar with the possibilitie of Twitter ?
4) Are you capable to work on educational cards
a) summary of the tool
b) registration-procedure
c) small manual
d) educational use

 

 

Task 1b:

You have to reply on 1 or more threads of the students from the other school.

 

Task 1c:

Complete your profile and add a picture (you may use an avatar)

 

Task 1d:

Write a message to one of your colleagues in one of the partnerschools. The mail-address is the name of the student that will appear when typing the name.

 

Task 1e:

Try to chat with one of the students from the other school, preferable about your favorite IT-tool

 

Task2 : working on the wiki's Animoto and Wallwisher

 

Wiki's are online documents that you can share with other persons. Each person can edit, add or change the information.

We are going to work with 2 wiki's: Animoto and Wallwisher.

Each wiki has the same structure: the mainpage has 4 child- or subpages

1) summary

2) registration

3) manual

4) educational cards

 

If you click on the link on the mainpage you will see the childpage (for example Animoto - summary)

You will see the logo and the already saved worked by some of the students.

If you want to add, edit or change information you click on the edit-button. Now you will be able to do this.

VERY IMPORTANT: never delete information from another student without contacting him first (by sending her/him a mesage or by using the chatroom).

 

Task 3: Here are the things to-do before the end of november 2010.

 

Task 3a:

Registrate on the portal (http://ptsmm.be/ict4u3) using the link ICT4U-students to have an updated list of students participating the project.

Study at least 1 tool (Facebook safety-Wallwisher-Animoto) so you are able to explain this tool to others.

 

Task 3b:

Contribute to the 4 educational cards (summary-registration-manual-educational use) for each tool (add the Facebook-safety content to the existing Facebook-wiki, or add content to the 2 new wiki's: Wallwisher-wiki and Animoto-wiki.

 

Task 3c:

 

Keep in touch with the students from the other schools !

 

Task 4: Working on the wiki's about Prezi, Google Draw (poster) and Wink (screencast) before may 2011