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Wooden Dolls: Winner 4-10

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eTwinning Conference 2008

eTwinning Conference 2008

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  • 1. The new Europeans The two wooden dolls project
  • 2. 2006 / Stockholm 2008 Berlin The new Europeans – The two wooden dolls project Two imaginary pupils (the two wooden dolls) are pictured starting a new life in Berlin, Germany and in Stockholm, Sweden. The project focuses on their leaving their native countries for a new life in Europe and their stories are documented in weekly slide shows.
  • 3. The Project PDW Copenhagen November 2006 3 months The students The dolls Part 1: PowerPoint presentations and emails Part 2: Power Point presentations, emails, blogs and video-conferencing Published on the eTwinning website and the two school webpages
  • 4. Keywords Communication ICT Collaborative learning Active learning Reflection the Storyline method Migration
  • 5. The way we worked Brainstorming session – PowerPoint presentations: creating dolls’ identities evaluated, e-mailed and and six themes published on websites Teams Blogs and webconferencing Textwork Documentation Photos and illustrations
  • 6. This is how we work in Germany… We use English ”building blocks” and glossaries. Research (Internet), Designing the doll (Paint Shop Pro, Animation Shop 3), Communication (Blog, Video conferencing).
  • 7. …. and in Sweden. This is us working on the project together with our school nurse.
  • 8. We watch the German presentations and check our own before mailing them to Berlin. The presentations are shown on the SMART Board. Together we work on the slides in class.
  • 9. January - 2007 The start of the wooden dolls eTwinning project
  • 10. The two identities were created in a brainstorming session Name Age Family Country Looks Personality Lara Interests Damla
  • 11. Part 1 – January 2007 Six Themes Arriving in a new country School Family and friends Food Shopping Spare time
  • 12. Family and friends Sightseeing in Berlin Here are Here you can many people! see my in front of it. In our winter-holydays I went to the city of Berlin with my friend Kristina and aunt Elif . First we went by bus 100 to the “Brandenburger Tor”.
  • 13. Do you know the Berlin bear? It is the heraldic animal of Berlin! You can buy it everywhere
  • 14. Oh, I must have ice-cream now. I like ice-cream! Next we went to “Gedächtniskirche” and to the “Berliner Zoo”. The “Gedächtniskirche” was destroyed in second world war. Now it’s a memorial for all people.
  • 15. In the zoo I visited many animals. My favourite animals are the monkeys and the tigers. The weather is nice and many animals can be outside!
  • 16. Back at school my class and I visited objects of interest of Berlin! Damla is our travel guide!
  • 17. Response on your work Response letter Feedback - questions Experiences and feelings
  • 18. Response – Family and Friends Lara Hässelbygårdsskolan Stockholm Sweden r Damla ea a D l … D am Siegerlandschule Westerlandstrasse Spandau Berlin Germany
  • 19. Friday 9th March, 2007 Dear Damla, Thank you for the response on my Friends and Family Power Point slides. It’s a good thing that the church was left – it’s interesting. The church helps us remember our history. Did you have fun at the zoo? What animals are there at the Berliner Zoo?
  • 20. We have a big zoo here, too. It’s called Skansen. When the weather is good it’s nice to visit the zoo. There are many animals at Skansen and places where you can eat. Best wishes Lara P.S. Visit this website: www.skansen.se
  • 21. Would you like an animal? It’s nice and fun to be here.
  • 22. The zoo in Stockholm, Skansen, is wonderful. It is situated across the water. You can go there by ferry. Nice people At the zoo – yum, yum. I want to eat them. Yummy, yummy I wonder what they are thinking.
  • 23. Greetings and digital postcards
  • 24. Planning – part 2 Berlin October 2007. Project discussions in the computerlab in Berlin.
  • 25. September 2007 – April 2008: The pupils in Berlin and Stockholm chose six new themes – three in each school. Responses in a blog or a videoconference.
  • 26. Things can go wrong Timetable problems - Involve/Invite other teachers Real time conferencing - Blog or chat instead Computer access - Planning, take turns, teamwork ICT time consuming - Within curriculum - Reduce number of presentations - Free periods Parents’ permission - Participation without names and photos. Use personal illustrations Language - Communication rather than correctness Material dolls - Make your own
  • 27. The tools we used MS Word (textwork) Paint Shop Pro 8 (image processing) Animation Shop 3 (animated image processing) MS PowerPoint (presentation) Clipart (illustrations) Digital cameras (photos) – webcams (Skype) The Internet (information) E-mails (communication and exchanging material) eTwinning website (Activity Card, TwinSpace) School websites (publishing) And of course: the dolls!
  • 28. Do’s Communicate Use a ’non-gender’ doll Plan and be flexible Build a ’bank of photos’ Build a structure Agree on a pattern Keep it simple The main theme
  • 29. Benefits - pupils Open - obvious Hidden - less obvious ICT skills improved Self-confidence English improved Personal stimulation Communication Togetherness Collaboration Pride Sharing experiences/stories Participation Mixed age group Attention
  • 30. Benefits - teachers It is stimulating a chance to exchange experiences and methods a chance to discuss new ideas and solutions a way to motivate pupils FUN
  • 31. Integration in the National Curriculum Communication in English Feelings, thoughts and experiences in English Reflection upon ways of living and traditions ICT Responsibility Collaborative schoolwork
  • 32. Conclusion Goals from the National Curriculum Improved knowledge of English ICT skills Growing interest in further computer and project work A European and global dimension Communication across ’borders’ Sharing of experiences Older and younger pupils together A stimulating learning situation for everyone involved
  • 33. In my opinion - We‘ve learnt many words as we‘ve all the time written in English to the other class. We have also learnt to type better and quicker.“ (Dean) Da wir mit den anderen Klassen immer in Englisch schreiben, haben wir mehr Vokabeln gelernt. Wir können auch dabei am Computer besser und schneller schreiben lernen. (Dean)
  • 34. In my opinion I am proud that we did our best. (Luna) - I wish that I could be in a project like this again. I have learned English words and about PowerPoint, too, and it was fun doing it . (Simret)
  • 35. The new Europeans The two wooden dolls project