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Project def 2014

  1. 1. International projects using web based tools Inari 2014
  2. 2. Content Introduction Preparation  Aims Outline “classical” eJournal projects  Theme / topic  Phases  Curriculum  Evaluation, certification Tools Management  Guidelines, deadlines  Coordination
  3. 3. Main challenge  Communication Private tools: Mail, social media, Skype  Project work 1. Linguistic projects: individual/ mail 2. Cross curricular ‘research’ projects curriculum linked / comparison 3. Collaborative creating ‘Arts’ projects Drawing, Poems, Theatre B A L A N C E
  4. 4. 1.Preparation of the project. Which aims do you find most important
  5. 5. 2. Topics and research questions Topic: description or research? Description. What, how? The way of life of our grandparents Description (what,how) + comparison: differencies/similarities Compare the way of life of our grandparents Description (what, how) + research question /opinion Why? Do we have sufficient respect for our grandparents?
  6. 6. 2. Topics and research questions Topic: description or research? Description. What, how? The way of life of our grandparents Description (what,how) + comparison: differencies/similarities Compare the way of life of our grandparents Description (what, how) + research question /opinion Why? Do we have sufficient respect for our grandparents?
  7. 7. Topics. Research Questions  Covering broad areas – subtopics  The image of the other. Hobbies, pets. Individual  Youth Culture: music, advertisements, going out  Go green: saving energy, waste management, green meal  Every day’s life; life begins, school, marriage  Love: in music, in poems, in films, romantic love etc.  Food: slow food, cultural habits, recipes  My street/ my regions  Sport  Interesting for students  Challenging research needed  Linked to curriculum  cross curricular.  CLIL (content integrated language learning)  Subject teachers involved
  8. 8. Topic. Sport. Example subtopics  Advertisements  Hooliganism  Fashion  Drugs  National sports  National feelings and sports
  9. 9. Topic. Values. Subtopics - main research questions Members of the family. How important is the role of the family ? Opinion Grandparents. Do we have sufficient respect ? Opinion The multi-cultural school. What are the advantages? Opinion Celebrations at home. Show very important social values. Description National Day. How important is National Day? Opinion See handout
  10. 10. Topic. Values. Example. Subquestions Sufficient respect for our grandparents? Where do they live? Do you ask their opinion? What happens in case of illness? What is the importance of grandparents in our lives? Do most of the grandparents feel respected? What is the opinion in your family about the role of elderly people?  Does the government have any policy regarding the support of elderly people? Conclusion. Do we have sufficient respect? 10
  11. 11. Topic. Go green. Subtopics - main research questions ejournal.eumind.net/gogreen4/ Saving energy at school / water management How can energy be saved at school? Waste management / rubbish in the school / How can waste management be realized? Ecological footprint Is it possible to reduce your ecological footprint/ by more than 20%? See handout
  12. 12. Collaborative projects? Arts drawing Drawing on music presenting own artist (video, article) Drawing, painting inspired by artist from other country 12
  13. 13. Collaborative project. Theatre project Analysing fables Aesopus 2 Dutch– 2 Indian Writing own script based upon the fables Applying the script from partner school on own situation and performing 13
  14. 14. Collaborative project. Poem project Writing own poems Select best poems partnerschool and translate them Top 5 of poems – booklet 14
  15. 15. 2. Projectscenario. Time line Phase 1. Introduction of the group Phase 2. Action plan Phase 3 Research Phase 4. Comparison / Reflection Research Phase 5. Evaluation and certificates Rounds of Video conferences
  16. 16. Project scenario. Time line Research projects (comparing) Collaborative projects Phase 1. Introduction Phase 1. Introduction Plase 2. Action plan Plase 2. Action plan Phase 3. Research Phase 3. Creating own product Phase 4. Comparison Phase 4. Collaborating on ‘common’ product Phase 5. Evaluation/Reflection/ Certification Phase 5. Evaluation/Reflection/ Certification Videoconferences Videoconferences
  17. 17. Phase 1. Presentation  Group presentation / privacy Format given Attractive Not too personal
  18. 18. Phase 2. Action plan/brainstorming Feeling of OWNERSHIP Option one: topics and research questions given Option two: brainstorming about subtopics and research questions
  19. 19. Action plan. Division of tasks Role Who Specific tasks (can be adapted during the course of the project) Group leader monitoring own group activities and deadlines, Editor eJournals nice lay out Photographer uploading pictures Video-editor recording, editing Questionnaires designing, analyzing Interviews questions, protocol , recording answers, analyzing Writing reports writing texts, checking English
  20. 20. Action plan. Planning activities Research activities. Example interviews Who When Preparing questions all Interviewing incl. protocol/permission) Recording Analyzing Reporting :writing texts, pictures, videos
  21. 21. Action plan. Planning activities
  22. 22. Action plan. Planning activities Group 6 Jan van Brabant. Project ART. Students age 12_13 Subtopic. ‘how art is involved in other subjects.’ We have to interview teachers of different subjects. We first ask if the teachers use art in their lessons.  After that we make a question list We write down the answers of every teacher. After that we think of what kind of lessons with art the teacher can give. We have to think too about how we still can learn from that subject, the teacher likes the lessons and that we like the lesson. We are just started and try if it works out well. Wish us luck!!! Greets, Lara, Veerle and Eline.
  23. 23. Phase 3. Research and publishing No copy/paste from internet Own group research: challenging activities Interview, questionnaires,photographing, video Publishing Lay-out Language Content Guidelines followed
  24. 24. Phase 3. Research
  25. 25. Phase 3. Research. Go Green My green meal Regions Visual pollution
  26. 26. Phase 3. Research. Go green . Saving energy 1 Video
  27. 27. Phase 3. Go Green. Waste at school
  28. 28. Videoconferences Best option: two schools – school time Agenda: report about research/ free interaction Well prepared Moderated
  29. 29. Phase 4. Comparison
  30. 30. Phase 5. Evaluation / Certification  Why?  To improve  To mark  To praise  What?  Don’t evaluate everything. Select a few common aims. Don’t evaluate what you can observe  Process, products, aims achieved  How? Instruments easy to process  Group discussion  Analysis of the products  Survey monkey / charts Eumind evaluation
  31. 31. Certificates Campion School
  32. 32. Conclusion of the project scenario Ownership of the project  Presentation of the group  Interesting topic, brainstorming/action plan and challenging activities  Publishing own article / teacher monitors/checks/corrects?  Evaluation  Certificates best research/ International jury  Ownership built in into the project scenario
  33. 33. Tools Criteria for web based tools in international project work Information Assignments, deadlines T Articles, reports, research S Communication and collaboration S Monitoring students’ work T Structuring the project T Easy to use S + T
  34. 34. Web based tools Infor mation Commu nication Coope ration Moni toring Struc turing Easy T Includes Mail Forum Videoconf E-mail xxx xxx xxx x x xxx Website xxx -- -- -- xxx --- videoconf xxx xxx xx xxx xx xx Wiki xxx xxx xxx x x x Blog xxx x x x x xx Social media xxx xxx xxx x xxx M –F E-twinning xxx xx xxx xxx xxx xx M-F ejournals xxx x xxx xxx xxx xx M-F- V Students Teachers
  35. 35. Management. Coordination Coordinator at school Training students how to use tools Monitoring Sticks to guidelines and deadlines Evaluating International coordinator Best partner Monitoring – mail/tel/skype (intercultural skills) Updating frontpage with intsructions/encouragements Clear guidelines and deadlines
  36. 36. Management. Clear guidelines/feed back form
  37. 37. Conclusion: The more virtual, the more structured and well organised Ownership by pupils  Creativity and visualisation  Brainstorming  Communication and collaboration  Innovative tools  Marks Structuring/monitoring teachers  Linked to curriculum B A L A N C E
  38. 38. Project scenario. Format of a virtual project (sheet folder) 1. General theme /subtopics/ 2. Main research question 3. Subjects involved 4. Age of students / type of education 5 Language(s) 6. Compulsory / free choice / 7. Number of students involved /composition of teams 8. Length of project and amount of lessons spent on the project 9. Main common objectives 10. Project stages / challenging activities/assignments / deadlines  Personal presentation Research  Brainstorming Comparison/Conclusion 11. Products of the project 12. Communication amongst the students 13. Evaluation of the project 14. How to spread the news about the project? (Dissemination)

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