National eTwinning Conference Malta 2017
Ms. Melanie Cini
St. Thomas More Middle
School, Tarxien Malta
An educator of Personal, Social & Career
I teach co-ed students aged 11-13 years old.
Subject is based on experiential learning, small
groups, no exam.
Positivity, Perseverance and Passion are values I
hold in high regard.
SENSE OF CITIZENSHIP
students the feeling
that they are part of
the bigger picture:
Europe and the rest
of the world, not
just their school &
DIVERSITY & TOLERANCE
TOWARDS OTHER CULTURES
Kahoot: Students from participating countries
came up with questions about their countries
for others to answer, forming a collaborative
quiz. Students had fun guessing the answers in
class. Students were really eager to get to know
more(Waves of Tolerance 2016/17)
Learningapps.org: Students took photos of
monuments in their country and wrote
descriptions, uploading them on padlet. French
students organised all the information on
learningapps creating a quiz for all to take.
(Life Through The Lens – 2016/17)
Easter Traditions: Students took photos & wrote
about traditions. (Many Postcards Make One
USING THE INTERNET SAFELY & EFFECTIVELY
websites and Web 2.0 tools,
helps students realise that
there is more to the internet
than Facebook and
DIGITAL POSTERS: Students
had sessions about internet
safety, then produced digital
posters - Creative
Classroom Lab (eTwinning
Group) & Be Smart Online.
Posters are also displayed at
Production of anti-bullying posters shared on padlet. (Many
Postcards Make One Map 2015/16)
PLANNING & ORGANISATION
SNAP: A teddy bear
travelling around all the
involved in the project.
While Snap was visiting,
students had to write the
script, get involved with
GETTING PROACTIVE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
Researching about effects of Palm Oil on the
environment. Letters and cards done by
students, sent to the European Commission, to
help save the rainforest and the animals’ homes
from palm oil production.
Students felt empowered: they were actually
doing something to help change the world.
(Picturetrain for Rainforest – Speak for
endangered animals 2015/16)
COLLABORATIVE POEMS using
tricider.org. Students from different
countries wrote a line or two each to
make international poems.
EXPRESSING ONESELF - THROUGH
photos of Autumn
in their countries.
All photos used to
form a poster
where given tips re
how to take good
photos prior to
NEW TALENTS & SKILLS
Students, even those who
never cooked before,
ventured with their culinary
skills. They researched
traditional dishes then
cooked them at home or at
school. They took photos
and shared the recipes
forming an international
cookbook available at all
MORE LIFE SKILLS ACROSS PROJECTS
eTwinning has opened doors to new opportunities for
students and myself.
Enriching for self-growth & making the world a better place.