Títle: ESSELTS FILM PRODUCTIONS Nyvångskolan (Sweden)Participating Marijampolės Petro Armino Secondary School (Lithuania)Schools: Institut Jaume Callís, JAUME CALLIS (Spain) Pepi Andreu (Spain) Zofi Holgerson (Sweden)Participant Marta Pey (Spain) Edita Grubienė (Lithuania)teachers: Elisabeth Backström (Sweden) Kristina Kavaliauskaitė (LDuration: September 2009- June 2010 4th ESO (15-16 year-olds): SPAIN 13-16Level: 8th. & 9th. grades (14-16 year-olds): SWEDEN Age: 8th. & 9th. grades (14-16 year-olds): LITHUANIAProject Englishlanguage:Subjects Citizenship, Design and Technology, Foreign Languages, Geography, History "ESSELTS FILM PRODUCTIONS" (ES=Spain, SE (=Sweden) and LT (=Lithuania) isDescription among students of these 3 different European countries. A series of activities related to thof the so that students could exchange information about their favourite films, actors/actresses, dproject: took part in forums, and ultimately, wrote, shot, directed and edited their own short movie participative as students have been using different ICT tools such as blogs, chats, mails, fo • to widen our pupils experimental and cultural horizons; • to use English as the lingua franca among different European young people ; • to use the ICT in a creative and educational communicative way with the use of blogs, ch • to improve and diversify the teaching and learning of English through the use of the ICT toObjectives: importance of films in our everyday life making it a common ground to explore and debate films, awards and other cross-curricular issues; • to exchange cultural realities of the different countries related to the world of films: giving developing a rich and multicultural European reality.Contents,activities &programming STEP 1: INTRODUCTIONS:in each step: TIMING: Sept-Oct WORK: Everybody / individually TASKS: 1. 1. students edit their profile in the twinspace in www.etwinning.net And introduce themselves . 1.2.in the blog: http://esseltsfilmproductions1.edublogs.org/ : “Esselt’s film productions” blog, stu articles about: 1) MY CLASS (my classroom, my classmates, subjects, teachers…): 2) MY SCHOOL (description, facilities, …): 3) MY CITY 4) MY REGION 5) MY COUNTRY
1.3. FORUMS IN THE BLOG ABOUT CINEMA students leave comments (minimum. 1) 1.4. COMMENTS IN THE BLOGS: leave comments on the different articleSTEP 2: CINEMA OUR COUNTRIESTIMING: NOVEMBRE-JANUARYWORK: INDIVIDUALLY OR IN NATIONAL PAIRS OR GROUPSPLACE: BLOG 2 (http://esseltsfilmproductions.edublogs.org/about/ )TASKS:1) WRITE ARTICLES ABOUT DIFFERENT TOPICS RELATED TO THE FILM INDUSTRY IN YOOR GROUPS)a) FAMOUS DIRECTORSb) FAMOUS ACTORSC) FAMOUS ACTRESSESD) FAMOUS FILMSE) FILM AWARDSf) FILM FESTIVALS2) FAVOURITE FILMS. (INDIVIDUAL)Edit your profile in the Twinspace (access it through this link: http://new-twinspace.etwinupdate a picture of yours and write about yourself in “GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER”.films, your favourite film, with links or pictures or it.3) SURVEY ON FILMS:3.1.) Using www.polldaddy.com: (students have to register, but no junk mail is received (truinformation found in the articles published or an opinion poll about the world of films)3.2.) Other students do the survey and submit the answers.3.3.) A summary with conclusions is published in the blog by students who created the surSTEP 3: THE OSCARSTIMING: MID-JANUARY TILL BEGINNING OF APRILWORK: INTERNATIONAL PAIRS OR GROUPSPLACE: TWINSPACE / BLOG 2 http://esseltsfilmproductions.edublogs.orgTASKS: 1) THE OSCARS1.1.) GROUP STUDENTS FROM THE 3 COUNTRIES AND ASSIGN EACH GROUP A PERIOD
1.2.) STUDENTS’S MEETING PLACES:A) WIKI IN TWINSPACE CALLED “ THE OSCARS”. Each student should write using a different foB) CHATROOM IN TWINSPACEC) MAILBOX IN TWINSPACED) ANY OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION THEY FIND SUITABLE.1.3.) WRITE A FINAL ARTICLE ABOUT HE OSCARS NOMINEES FOR EACH CATEGORY IN 2VIDEOS. PUBLICATION IN BLOG 2.ARTICLES SHOULD INCLUDE: 1. Full description of all the nominees (if films or people) 2. Pictures and/or videos of the films. 3. Which one is the favourite? Why? 4. A bit of history: former winners in this category.1.4.) CREATING A SLIDESHOW IN COLLABORATION WITH WWW.EMPRESSR.COMOnce you have gathered all the information about the Oscars or the History of Fashion and Dresswww.etwinning.net, in collaborative international groups, it’s time you prepare a nice presentationYou are going to use the Web 2.0 tool: www.empressr.comThese are the instructions you have to follow:1) Access the webpage: www.empressr.com2) Click on LOG IN with this information:Username: filmsfashion Password: english4eso3) Click on CREATE NEW and then on START WITH A BLANK PAGE.4) Go to UPLOAD to upload pictures.Then go to LIBRARY and then drag them into the canv5) If you want to add text, click on TEXT, double click and type in.6) If you want to add an audio file, click on RECORD (first make sure you have the microphonby saying: “Hi, I’m _____ from _______”), SAVE, and then drag into the canvas.7) To add a new slide, click on ADD.8) Once you finish, click on SAVE or SAVE AND PUBLISH (if it is completed).9) You can view your slideshow by clicking on MY EMPRESSRS.10) You can always edit your presentation by clicking on EDIT
Still having trouble? You can follow these instructions in this post:http://www.scribd.com/doc/26555463/Using-Empressr2) FORUMS IN THE TWINSPACE ABOUT:a) your favourite actor/actressb) your favourite soundtrackc) your favourite line/scened) the worst movie ever STEP 4: FILM MAKERSTIMING: BEGINNING APRIL- JUNEWORK: NATIONAL GROUPSPLACE: TWINSPACE / BLOG 2 http://esseltsfilmproductions.edublogs.orgTASKSTASK 1: DIVIDE STUDENTS IN NATIONAL GROUPS, MAYBE THE SAME ONES AS IN SEACH GROUP WORKS ON DIFFERENT FILM GENRES(SEE: http://www.filmsite.org/genres.html for details and links to famous films for each genre)1) PUBLISH AN ARTICLE IN THE BLOG: http://esseltsfilmproductions.edublogs.org/ ABOUT YO The article could include main aim/s of the films characteristics: a) typical characters b) settings c) typical elements- 2 examples of films each nationality: include title, director, year, cast, link to a famous scene or tgood example of this genre.2) PREPARE A SCENE OF A FILM FOR EACH GENRE. IT CAN BE A SCENE FROM A WELLWRITE THE SCRIPT. MINIMUM DURATION: 5 MINUTES.
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS: YOUR TEACHER WILL TELL YOU WHICH ONE TO USE:A) Using the tool: http://www.xtranormal.com/, very easy to use and I think very attractive . Just tyYou have to SIGN IN for an account.Choose the 2 actors option.How to use XtranormalB) Write a script and act it out. Record yourselves using a videocamera. Then upload it in a hostinhttp://www.youtube.com or http://vimeo.com/Finally, our short films will be published in the blog and the rest will comment on them.3) IF TIME: SUBTITLE THE VIDEO FROM ENGLISH TO SWEDISH, LITHUANIAN, CATALAN OUSING THIS OTHER TOOL: http://dotsub.com/SPECIAL EVENTS/ TASKS: 1) “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA”: - in December / in the twinspace - Task 1: match trailer and predict about the film. - Task 2: write a film review. 2) EDITA’S VISIT TO VIC: - in February / in the twinspace - Exchange of presents (postcards and posters prepared by students with the help of the art teacher) - Edita’s speech about Lithuania, the school, the students, the project. - Comments on the event and presents in the twinspace. 3) VIDEOCONFERENCE LT/ES: - in April/ in the twinspace - communicate using www.skype.com and getting to know each other better. 4) PODCASTS “LISTEN TO US”: - in May / in the twinspace- recording of students’ reflections on the project
• Articles in the blogs;Results or products: • Comments on the articles; • Posts in the forums; • Take part in the videoconference; • Work in collaboration in steps 3 & 4 - 10% of the final mark: writing assessment and project on thePupils assessment: whole. Computer with internet connection Hardware /microphone /webcamera /data projector ´ Blogs: www.edublogs.org Software Wiki: www.pbworks.com Twinspace of www.etwinning.net Presentations: www.slideshare.com, www.slide, www.animoto.com, www.empressr.com. Podcasts: www.podomatic.comTechnical resources: Video hostings: www.youtube.com, www.vimeo.com. Publications: www.issuu.com Surveys: www.polldaddy.com Films: www.xtranormal.com, www.goanimate.com Communication e-mail (twinspace and personal, tools videoconference (www.skype.com), chat (twinspace),Coordination with other • Art, geography and history, technologysubjects:Communication of • In the twinblog and in the blogs.results: •