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E twinning

  1. 2. Real & Relevant - learning is changing: Reflections on the experience of task-based assessment within a UCD Masters’ Programme. Anne McMorrough & Ana Maria Perez UCD Dublin School of Education & Lifelong Learning EdTech 2008 Dundalk Institute of Technology 22-23 May 2008
  2. 3. Our Mission <ul><li>Engage children in new exciting activities that enhance learning/teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-engage the imagination of 4 & 5 year olds, within a theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-integrate ICT across the curriculum, collaboratively & constructively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-digital communication with children & teachers in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Framework for collaboration via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>-37, 000 (approx.) schools in Europe already e-twinning </li></ul><ul><li>- www.etwinning.net for finding a partner, </li></ul><ul><li>- a great resource for sample projects, twin space, etc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-opportunity to gain Quality Award at National & European level </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. Leaps and Bounds in Light Years <ul><li>Digital communication is great fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and children can learn together! </li></ul><ul><li>Digital technology (cameras, scanners, pc’s etc) can easily be linked to other curriculum subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a theme and feed their imaginations. </li></ul>
  4. 6. R-R-R: Recycle-reduce-reuse <ul><li>We are very concerned with the environment and we believe our actions can make a difference. We are interested in writing and sharing ideas, photos, and posters about the situation of the environment in different localities. </li></ul><ul><li>The students age group is 6-9 year old. </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to organise activities either in Spanish, English or bilingual and share them with other schools around Europe. </li></ul>
  5. 7. OBJECTIVES <ul><ul><li>Offer teachers insight into integration of ICT in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foster ethical and universal values such as solidarity and responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about other people and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Use English and new technologies in a meaningful way </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an awareness and respect towards other peoples, cultures and languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate, assess, report and share with other european schools the current state of local environment, what is being done and how we could improve it. </li></ul>
  6. 8. GENERAL OBJECTIVE <ul><li>The general objective is to make our students and pupils aware of the environmental situation by involving them, their families and the educative community, promoting habits oriented towards the sustainability of the resources and the golden 3R rule: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. </li></ul>
  7. 9. PROCESS <ul><li>1- Make contact and get to know other children from other countries </li></ul><ul><li>2- Describe the classroom, school, locality and send emails and photos regularly </li></ul><ul><li>3-Gather data through different resources </li></ul><ul><li>4- Analyse the results </li></ul><ul><li>5- Present the results to other schools through photos, emails, posters, power-point... </li></ul>
  8. 12. 3 golden R's and we are Ready. We Recycle... starting in our classroom Here we are: blue for paper, yellow for plastics. Two small little card boxes, so we reuse and recycle. We are also trying to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce... not easy.
  9. 13. We look after the environment We look after the environment Green. We want to be green. We have started!

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