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eTwinning in the English classroom...and beyond

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Workshop at CLIL conference at Cefire, Valencia, 4th July 2016

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eTwinning in the English classroom...and beyond

  1. 1. MARTA PEY PRATDESABA Foreign Language Coordinator MVO eTwinning Ambassador Teacher trainer 1
  2. 2. warming-up a little bit http://quizizz.com/join/ Get your laptop, tablet or mobile ready and type: Let’s find out!!!! How much do you know about eTwinning projects? 2
  3. 3. 1. Getting started: “European Lab” • “Songs, Language & Culture” • “Our Shared Fashion Mission” • “ES.SE.LT. Films Productions” 2. Finding motivating topics for my students: • Science & Technology: “Addressing the Energy Crunch” • Catalan & Spanish: “Sharing Languages” 3. Widening the scope: cross-curricular projects: • eTwinning allows you… 4. To sum up… 3
  4. 4. “European Lab” 4
  5. 5. The very beginning... Article in “Voices of eTwinning” (EU publication)
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. WORKING TOGETHER IN “EUROPEAN LAB” The webzine: More than 100 articles published, different text types: SECTIONS: 1.  general information 2.  Education 3.  Environment: a formal letter 4.  Events: a news article 5.  Experiences: a narrative 6.  travelling 7.  Science: an opinion essay 8.  Sport: a biography 9.  Music: a review 10. our towns: descriptions 11. our countries: descriptions 12. teenagers’ world: a discursive essay http://www2.edu.fi/magazinefactory/magazines/teachers_desk
  8. 8. Working together in“European Lab” Our blog: http://ale7.wordpress.com
  9. 9. The most controversial topic: EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP FORUMS IN THE BLOG
  10. 10. 10 THE WORKSHOPS: COLLABORATIVE WORK
  11. 11. The result National and European Quality Labels eTwinnning National Prize 2009 Press: local & regional press (newspapers and TV) It led to more projects
  12. 12. 7 anys later... Article of a former student (now a journalist):
  13. 13. Simple p Simple planning Simple t Simple tasks Not many s Not many students Not many t Not many tasks Integrated in the c Integrated in the curriculum Link it to writing tasks/projects in the t Link it to writing tasks/projects in the textbook Not many p Not many partners (3) Keep communication fluent with your p Keep communication fluent with your partner/s Involve your students in the p Involve your students in the planning & development of the project Beware of school c Beware of school calendars 13 USEFUL TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED
  14. 14. “SONGS, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE” “OUR SHARED FASHION MISSION” “ES.SE.LT.’S FILM PRODUCTIONS” 14
  15. 15. Which topics can your students find motivating? https://answergarden.ch/310295 15
  16. 16. “Songs, Language and Culture” (2008-09) —  7 countries: Italy, Poland, Czech Rep., Bulgaria, Lithuania, Sweden &Spain —  Runner-up European Prizes 2010, cat. 15-19 —  Final products: Booklet /Song of the project —  http://martapey.edublogs.org/ —  http://teacherscorner.edublogs.org/
  17. 17. Melody /chorus (Czech students) One stanza per country The Czech choir records the song Vote for the title Other countries record own version A collaborative song
  18. 18. “this is europe” The Catalan/Spanish stanza: Catalonia, our little country Sunshine in the morning The nights are very special When the sun goes down The Czech stanza: The Czech Republic's my native country. Like the romantic poetry. Czech is of the Europe part, forever in my heart The Swedish stanza: You think Sweden is full of blue eyes But there is so much more people With any colour and size Also rich and poor. The Bulgarian stanza: Land of roses and flowered spring Lovely summer and winter skiing Autumn - beauty that we cannot measure Bulgaria - our little golden treasure. The Lithuanian stanza: Lithuanians living by the Baltic sea will happily everybody meet Lithuania is small But all for one and one for all The Italian stanza: Land of music and poetry That's our beautiful country Venice, Florence and Rome, That's our beautiful home Chorus (for all): There are beautiful places. There are beautiful countries. //:Everybody will find:// (x2) //:A wonderful home:// (x2) Satisfied home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n- IouDfd3B0 ; VIDEO OF THE SONG
  19. 19. ES.SE.LT.’S FILM PRODUCTIONS & OUR SHARED FASHION MISSION 2 eTwinning projects about the world of films and the world of fashion by 3 schools from Europe: (2009-10) • Nyvangskolan in Dalby, Lund (Sweden), • Marijampolés Petro Armino Secondary School  (Lithuania) • Institut Jaume Callís in Vic, Barcelona (SPAIN)
  20. 20. DURATION: from September 2009 to June 2010 LEVEL OF OUR STUDENTS: 4th ESO (15-16 year-olds): SPAIN 8th. & 9th. grades (14-16 year-olds): SWEDEN 8th. & 9th. grades (14-16 year-olds): LITHUANIA NUMBER OF STUDENTS INVOLVED: FILMS: 125 pupils (51 Spaniards, 24 Lithuanians and 50 Swedes). FASHION: 84 pupils (39 Spaniards, 14 Lithuanians and 31 Swedes)
  21. 21. WORKPLACES: For teachers: •  a wiki For pupils: • blogs •  the Twinspace.
  22. 22. STEPS: FILMS: STEP 1: INTRODUCTIONS STEP 2: CINEMA IN OUR COUNTRIES STEP 3: THE OSCARS STEP 4: FILM MAKERS FASHION: STEP 1: INTRODUCTIONS STEP 2: FASHION IN OUR COUNTRIES STEP 3: THE HISTORY OF FASHION & DRESS STEP 4: FASHION BOOKS
  23. 23. STEP 1: Forum: Getting to know each other Articles about schools, cities, countries…
  24. 24. STEP 2: Cinema in our countries: articles about directors, actors, actresses, films, awards, festivals… Fashion in our countries: articles about fashion events, designers, labels… Quizzes about the articles: LT articles: quiz prepared by ES, answered by SE. SE articles: quiz prepared by LT, answered by ES. ES articles: quiz prepared by SE, answered by LT.
  25. 25. STEP 3: films FORUMS ABOUT FILMS : your favourite actor/actress your favourite soundtrack your favourite line/scene the worst movie ever THE OSCARS: In international groups, using wikis in the twinspace. Final outcome using WWW. EMPRESSR.COM
  26. 26. STEP 3: fashion FORUMS ABOUT CLOTHES AND FASHION: FASHION AND EATING DISORDERS SCHOOL UNIFORMS SECOND-HAND CLOTHES TEXTILES AND THE ENVIRONMENT THE OSCARS AND FASHION THE HISTORY OF FASHION AND DRESS: In international groups, using wikis in the twinspace. Final outcome using WWW. EMPRESSR.COM
  27. 27. STEP 4: films FILM MAKERS Different genres In collaborative groups Using the web tools:  http:// www.xtranormal.com/ or http://goanimate.com, or just recording themselves. Writing the script
  28. 28. STEP 4: fashion Fashion books fall-winter, spring, partying, skiing… In collaborative groups drawing, taking pictures of themselves, using an avatar maker: www.digimi.com or using online games such as www.i-dress-up. Writing descriptions
  29. 29.   SPECIAL EVENTS/ TASKS: EXCHANGE OF XMAS GREETINGS: collected in the Twinpace and published in the Blog using www.slide.com or www.animoto.com - “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA”: • Task 1: watch trailer and predict about the film. • Task 2: write a film review.
  30. 30. VIDEOCONFERENCE LT/ES: in April/ in the twinspace communicate using www.skype.com and getting to know each other better PODCASTS “LISTEN TO US”: •  in May / in the twinspace •  recording of students’ reflections on the project February ´10: EDITA’S VISIT TO VIC: •  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.
  31. 31. Science & Technology: “Addressing the Energy Crunch” Catalan & Spanish: “Sharing Languages” 31
  32. 32. “Addressing the Energy Crunch, Every Little Action Helps” (2010-12) Integrated in a Comenius Multilateral Partnership 3 countries: Sweden, Lithuania and Spain Topic: energy efficiency Blog of the project Twinspace 32
  33. 33. STEPS OF THE PROJECT STEP 1: getting to know each other / getting familiar with Twinspace: - Presentations: individual, schools, area,customs… forums… STEP 2:Energy and our countries: e-books: our governments’ campaigns. Interactive collaborative posters about renewable energies and the three Rs in the three countries…
  34. 34. STEP 3: Energy in our homes and schools comparison of the results according to surveys (use of energy at home and school): regarding the three countries and generations (parents / grandparents); energy audit in our schools Energy Saving Campaign through posters Energy Saving Week STEP 4: Let’s learn about energy having fun: Songs about energy Sketches Film: NO Impact man Comics…
  35. 35. Other activities carried out Videoconferences, Lectures, workshops, Visits to exhibitions; Visits to museums, recycling centres; Design of logos, bookmarks, banners, posters, energy efficient houses...
  36. 36. VISITS May 2012: Lithuania February-March 2012: Sweden October 2012: Spain May 2011. Sweden March 2011: Lithuania October 2010: Spain
  37. 37. Dissemination: Noticeboards in the schools Webpages of schools; School magazines; Local and reginal newspapers; Blogs (national blogs and international blog) Lectures in Workshops for teachers. Project diary
  38. 38. Final product TOOLKIT “Tools for Schools – Energy and sustainability” http://toolsforschools- energy.weebly.com/
  39. 39. Evaluation Evaluation surveys • To students, teachers, parents and school board: • After each visit; • At the end of the 1st year; • At the end of the project. Students’ presentations Good results
  40. 40. Recognition National and European Quality Labels Spanish 1st National Prize 2013 (cat. 12-15) Swedish 1st National Prize 2013 shortlisted for the European Prizes 2013 Star Project (EST) 40
  41. 41. A TV report by a former student 41
  42. 42. “SHARING LANGUAGES” (2015-16) Integrated in Projecte de Recerca: “Influenciats per l’anglès” 4t. ESO Participating schools: • Institut Jaume Callís, Vic • ISIS Gallilei, Gorizia (Italy) • RG Rämibülh, Zürich (Switzerland) Main Languages: Spanish and English
  43. 43. Students Institut Jaume Callís: 11 students aged 15-16 ISIS Gallilei: 18 students: aged 15-16 electronics module RG Rämibühl: 24 alumnes: aged 16-17 year 5
  44. 44. Objectives Use the ICT to create, communicate, exchange information and collaborate online; Develop writing, listening, reading and writing skills in the mother tongues and foreign languages; Describe and analyze the influence of foreign languages (esp. English) in the languages spoken in the three partner countries; Describe and analyze the influence of foreign cultures (esp. English) in the own cultures and everyday life; Learn about other countries and cultures, and infer in their own; Create a European identity
  45. 45. Calendar of activities WARMING UP: CELEBRATION OF THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES, SEPT 26 STEP 1: (SEP-NOV 14): INTRODUCTIONS: INDIVIDUAL, SCHOOLS, CITIES, REGIONS AND COUNTRIES. STEP 2: (DEC 14-FEB 15) OUR LANGUAGES: INFLUENCES, HISTORY, BORROWED WORDS. STEP 3: (MARCH-JUNE 15) INFLUENCE OF ENGLISH IN OUR LANGUAGES
  46. 46. Working places ⬜  TWINSPACE DEL PROJECTE: http://twinspace.etwinning.net/156/home (our meeting point) ⬜  PROJECT BLOG: http:// etwinningsharinglanguages.blogspot.co m.es (dissemination)
  47. 47. 4. To sum up... eTwinning allows you... 47
  48. 48. a very successful means for motivating learners in the use of the language for communication purposes in enhancing pupils’ understanding and knowledge of different European countries and cultures. 48
  49. 49. Combines language use ICT skills thus reinforcing the idea that language skills are not to be learned and practiced in isolation from other fields of competence 49
  50. 50. Learn to learn differently Learner- centered learning Learning-by- doing Project-, inquiry- or problem- based learning Collaborative learning Sharing, peer learning Gamification of learning 50
  51. 51. Subjects taught through eTwinning Source: ‘Impact Study eTwinning 2013’ European Commission 51
  52. 52. Wrapping up Join the discussion board at http://bit.ly/1UHBs83 https://dotstorming.com/topic/ 57664e9f6a9221a52dcca02d 52
  53. 53. Thanks for your attention Hope the presentation has proved interesting Any questions? 53
  54. 54. See you in… MARTA PEY PRATDESABA Foreign Languages Coordinator MVO eTwinning Ambassador mpey@xtec.cat 54

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