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Planning

  1. 1. 2010/2011 2010/2011 EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT
  2. 2. EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT 2010/2011 2 INTRODUCTION ETwinning is the Community Schools of Europe. Teachers in all participating countries can enroll and utilize online tools to eTwinning (the Portal and the Desktop) to get to know each other, to meet virtually, to exchange ideas and examples of practice, to gather in groups to learn together in Learning Events and to engage in online projects. WHAT IS A PROJECT ETWINNING? Teachers from two schools from at least two different European countries and create a project using the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to develop their work. How do schools communicate and collaborate via the Internet does not provide subsidies, or administrative procedures exist and are not required face meetings. PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT The project involves four classes of four schools, two from Portugal, one from Belgium and one from Romania. It seeks to involve various groups in the class production of collaborative stories, to explore the cultures and countries from each. This way they can also discover aspects of their own cultures that had never previously thought. In parallel, we collect general information about the cultures, countries and cities of origin of its partners.
  3. 3. EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT 2010/2011 3 They will also have opportunity to become acquainted with three languages (Portuguese, Flemish and Romanian), as is thorough knowledge of English as a foreign language (as it will be the working language). Simultaneously, the project also intends to work with different ICT tools, especially one with students, other teachers with more, and still others with both. PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT  Students learn to collaborate in a project using ICT, with colleagues from another country;  Teachers learn to integrate projects with ICT in basic education;  All actors deepen knowledge of the English language in a context of active learning;  Through sharing of experiences, all players develop or deepen their European awareness. SKILLS INVOLVED This type of project allows students to:  Working within a truly collaborative project, using a concrete way, knowledge relating to curriculum areas.  Develop collaborative skills and familiarize themselves with the maps of ideas.  Develop critical thinking skills, to seek, select and organize information relevant to the project.  Develop a creative mind.  Develop communication skills oral and written language (s) foreign (s).
  4. 4. EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT 2010/2011 4  Learning to express themselves using different types of media - Web design, digital photography, stories, video, etc..  Acquire knowledge about issues such as copyright, publishing, etc..  Enhance their ICT skills within a collaborative project.  Developing genuine intercultural skills. PROCESS The tool chosen for the realization of collaborative work between the four schools is a WIKI. Wiki is a collection of many interlinked Web pages and each can be visited and edited by anyone, which makes it quite practical to reprint and future visits. Wiki is today the most democratic and simple to anyone, even without technical knowledge, contribute to the contents of a web page. The best known example of wiki is Wikipedia. Thus, the whole process can be followed http://belgiumandportugalcreativewriting.wikispaces.com/ Preparatory work of teachers: Teachers reach agreement with the (s) is (s) partner (s) abroad (s) on:  the educational objectives of the overall project  the nature of the final result,  the type of publication (Web publishing, video, photos, etc.)..
  5. 5. EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT 2010/2011 5 DEVELOPMENT  Each teacher explores the wiki with your students;  The teacher helps students to identify potential cultural differences and similarities between partners;  Each teacher develops with her students a map of ideas about how to write a story;  In each class, the teacher asks a brainstorming session to find the characters, scenarios and other aspects of the construction of the narrative;  Established an outline of each story, the interaction begins;  Began to write his history. The story needs to be written collaboratively online using the wiki;  Weekly on a rotational basis, each class group in each school, adds to the narrative, according to what was pre-defined;  The school students write parts of the story that takes place in the country in school B and so on;  Students organize the information, discuss it and use it to draft parts of the story you're writing;  By Christmas, the stories must be completed. We will have four stories, built collaboratively across four different schools;  Each group chooses a class presentation of the stories in their mother tongue, recording an audio file;  The presentation of history may be in Digital Story Telling, using stop- motion video, etc..
  6. 6. EUROPEAN CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT 2010/2011 6 FINAL PRODUCT The final product will be published on a blog that will be created for this purpose, the films may be placed on Youtube. Classes in the language they hear the story of his companions and compare the two languages. As we all know the stories will be an opportunity to hear different languages in addition to the sharing of animation techniques. EVALUATION Ask students to present their project to other classes is a great way to assess their general involvement in the project. The project can also be presented to parents at a meeting with his presence.

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