Noise: „hello“, not content related talk Strucutre: necessary – get used too, students generally use it in their spare-time => different approach You may noted it: reading -next text arriving, maybe different topic, even if not for younger pupils problem not yet learned typing techniques All about structure
Good topcis are a) controversial b) taken from the every day life of the students, e.g. school, hobbies Or c) A lack of information to be filled, certain interest to ask questions 5-6 active users maximum to really talk about the contet and to have a a course of action to be followed.
Special tasks: one on one situation: talk about your hometown, get information about school life etc. afterwards presentation and comparison of results in classroom.
eTwinning history projects
eTwinning Experience Germany Daniel Eisenmenger Teaching French & History Eichendorff-Gymnasium Koblenz Regional eTwinning ambassador
Presentation of 2 projects 1. French-German project on World War I 2. European project: classroom4.eu
French-German project on WWI Source: http://dvd.senator.de/interaktiv/wallpaper/
French-German project on WWI 0. Ice-breaking activitiy 1. Forum: Significance of WWI 2. Causes of WWI and question of war guilt 3. Trench warfare 4. Film: Merry Christmas / Joyeux No ël (2005) 5. Film review and discussion
Ideas for history projects Traces of the the Hanseatic League Holy Roman Empire & Polish-Lithuanian Union Universities (Prague, Kraków, Vilnius, Cologne) Architectual styles (Medieval fortifications, Baroque, Jugendstil/Art nouveau) 1945, may 8 – End of war and terror? 1989 (Round table, Baltic Way, Berlin Wall)
Starting point European Academy of Yuste in Spain www.fundacionyuste.es Declaration (June 2008): What all European pupils should learn about Europe - Towards an interactive curriculum on European civilization for high school students -> Some members are preparing a textbook
Organising the project <ul><li>Main topics -> Core team members </li></ul><ul><li>For each topic: teacher & students from different European regions </li></ul><ul><li>Researching and writing stories </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing in a wiki on the website </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual textbook on the history of European civilisation </li></ul>
Story's example: portraiture <ul><li>Gentile Bellini, Fatih Sultan </li></ul><ul><li>Mehmet and the Portraiture: </li></ul><ul><li>In Ottoman state, painting has started </li></ul><ul><li>with Fatih Sultan Mehmet Before that, </li></ul><ul><li>painting was banned due to the religious </li></ul><ul><li>beliefs. By 1479, his power and prestige </li></ul><ul><li>greatly enhanced, Mehmed was able to effect </li></ul><ul><li>a peace treaty with the Venetian Republic [...] </li></ul>
Want to join in? <ul><li>www.classroom4.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: Jan Onland </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Eisenmenger </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>