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European cities past and present speed geeking presentation spring day for europe conference 2010

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Speed geeking presentation given at Spring Day for Europe Conference 2010 in Madrid

Speed geeking presentation given at Spring Day for Europe Conference 2010 in Madrid

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  • 1. Web 2.0 in History and CivicEducation:
    An experiencewithwikisthrough the eTwinningPlatform
    By María Jesús Campos
  • 2. Developedby:
    IES Parque de Lisboa (Madrid, Spain) English-Bilingual Section, 14-15 years old students
    National School for Plastic Art and Design (Kazanlak, Bulgaria), 14-16 years old students
  • 3. Where did the idea of this project come from?
    Bilingualstudentsneed:
    To share knowledge
    Topractise English
    To work collaboratively, reachagreements and produce materialswithstudentsfrom a differentcountry and culture
  • 4. WhyeTwinning?
    Itencourages the establishment ofschoolpartnershipsbetweenEuropeancountries on the Internet
    Itoffers a safeenvironment, easy access and management forstudents and teachers
    Itprovidesconstantsupport and supervision through National Services
  • 5.
  • 6. Theproject:EuropeanCities: Past and Present
  • 7. Objectives:
    To communicate, collaborate and reach agreements with students in other European countries
    Topractice English
    Todevelop the students’ technologicalskills
    To learn about the history of European cities
    To contemplate theirroleasEuropeancitizens
  • 8. Methodology:
    Students play the leading role in the learning process
    Teachersactasmediators and facilitators
    Students and teacherscommunicatethrough the eTwinningPlatform
    They create and load materials on a wiki site
    (europeancitiespastandpresent.wikispaces.com)
  • 9. Tools:
    Web 2.0 tools: wiki, blog, xtranormal, CmapTools, google.maps, etc.
    More traditionaltools: PowerPoint, Moviemaker, etc.
  • 10. Built on
    The eTwinning Platform
    The European Cities – Past and Present Wiki
    http://europeancitiespastandpresent.wikispaces.com
  • 11. The eTwinning Platform
    Safe working space, only accessed by authorized users
    Divided in fiveareas: homepage, project activities, staff room, pupils corner and chat
  • 12. Homepage
    General
    information
    Calendar
    Blog
    Members
  • 13. Staff room
    Only accessible to teachers
    On this area, educatorsreachagreements, communicate, solve problems, etc.
  • 14. Students’ corner
    Accessibletostudents and teachers
    On this area, pupilsreachagreements, communicate, solve problems, share concerns, etc.
  • 15. Project activities
    The area whereactivities are developed
  • 16. The WikiEuropean Cities: Past and Present
  • 17. Advantages
    Ithas more design options
    Itis the students’ work showcase on the Internet
    A wiki stores easy available contents to be used for teaching or other purposes
    It is easy to access and manage
    Itpromotes the typeofintelectualcollaborationthat web 2.0. wasmeanttoencourage
  • 18. Focused on:
    Madrid (Spain) and Kazanlak (Bulgaria), the cities which the students live in
    Research on the cities’ history, main buildings, main sites, sport centres, museums, festivals, etc.
    Develop language skills (English, Spanish and Bulgarian)
  • 19. Studentshave:
    Researched
    Set up web pages, videos, audios and presentations
    Reachedagreementsthrough the “discussion” feature on the wiki
    Translatedtheirpeers’ work intotheirownlanguages
  • 20. Results
    Although the project isnotyetfinished , the studentshave:
    Learnt about European cities
    Enjoyed meeting studentsfrom a differentcountry
    Realizedthat, despite cultural and linguisticdifferences, whatunitesusisgreaterthanwhatseparatesus.

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