eTwinning English involving pupils

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eTwinning English involving pupils

  1. 1. Involving Pupils Some tips and advice on how to get your pupils involved in the planning and implementation of an eTwinning project
  2. 2. Involving pupils Running an eTwinning project can be a rewarding experience for both teachers and pupils. We have set out some suggestions below on how to ensure that your pupils get the most out of their involvement in eTwinning
  3. 3. Before the Project Explain the general idea of the project and involve pupils in the project planning Explain that all participants (teachers and pupils) will have a role to play
  4. 4. Before the Project Agree on a number of interesting topics to be discussed and developed throughout the project
  5. 5. Planning the Project Assess the pupils‟ knowledge of other countries and what they would like to know Have students plan how they will present your school, region and country
  6. 6. Planning the Project Agree on the tools you will use during the project Introduce the pupils to the TwinSpace
  7. 7. During the Project Create a Pupils‟ Corner in class, or in another area of the school, as a dedicated exhibition space for the project.
  8. 8. During the Project Mix pupils from partner schools, in pairs or in mixed groups, to ensure that each pupil has at least one partner Have pupils „meet‟ via chat or video conference
  9. 9. During the Project Ask for volunteers to manage certain aspects of the TwinSpace Allow pupils to propose topics for discussion throughout the project
  10. 10. During the Project Create a common calendar of events for pupils to refer to (e.g., national festivals, sporting events, etc.)
  11. 11. During the Project Involve all pupils in the activities. Propose different activities according to pupils‟ interest and ability, to encourage constant engagement in the project Integrate the project into the curriculum by doing the work during teaching hours so that it is a natural contribution from pupils (and not perceived as extra work)
  12. 12. During the Project Establish evaluation criteria for the pupils to fill out at a later stage Emphasise the communication between pupils rather than focusing on grammar
  13. 13. After the Project Discuss the positive and negative aspects of the project with your pupils. Discuss their earlier expectations and how they have panned out
  14. 14. After the Project Involve pupils in disseminating the project results throughout the educational community and beyond
  15. 15. After the Project Apply for a Quality Label for the project and, should you be successful, celebrate it with your pupils
  16. 16. Involving other people You can also involve colleagues, by sharing your project results with them and asking them to get involved in the project or help disseminate the project outcomes.
  17. 17. Involving other people Organise “open days” with the pupils‟ parents and have pupils present the project. You can also involve parents in the project by inviting them to the TwinSpace, so they can see the topics that their children have been working on.

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