WE ARE AN OFFICIAL ETWINNING PROJECT BY NOW!! WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL AND OUR PROJECT IS ACTIVE! GO TO YOUR ETWINNING DESKTOP AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT. SOME OF YOU ARE NOT PART OF MY CONTACTS YET AND I CANNOT INVITE YOU TO THE PROJECT! :(


QUIZ on EUROPE DAY page

Let's learn something new about our countries! The best way is to create an easy test for our pupils. Each school is able to make two questions with multiple choice about their country, city or school. Deadline is on 16th May. Starting next Monday, pupils can take the quiz and hand over their solutions to their teachers. Pupils with best results can be posted here. Don't forget that the questions should be quite easy because our pupils are young.
Good Luck!



TO BEGIN WITH...
  • WRITE THE WORD "WELCOME" IN YOUR LANGUAGE (AND YOUR FLAG, IF YOU CAN), ON THE TABLE YOU CAN FIND ON THE HOME PAGE.
  • ACCESS YOUR PAGE (IF THERE ARE SOME SCHOOLS FROM THE SAME COUNTRY, YOU HAVE TO GO TO YOUR COUNTRY PAGE AND CHOOSE YOUR CITY; I THINK I HAVE CREATED MOST OF THE LINKS, BUT I MIGHT HAVE COMMITTED SPELLING MISTAKES OR LEFT SOMEONE OUT... PLEASE TELL ME AND/OR FEEL FREE TO CORRECT IT!!)
  • SOME OF US HAVE INCLUDED MAPS TO LOCATE OUR SCHOOLS, AND LINKS TO OUR WEBPAGES, BLOGS... SO THAT WE START KNOWING EACH OTHER.
  • THE IDEA IS THEN TO MAKE OUR STUDENTS WORK!! WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT OUR CITIES (OR TOWNS OR VILLAGES...), OUR SCHOOLS AND OURSELVES... USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!
  • AS YOU KNOW, THE LOGO IS PROVISIONAL, SO WE COULD ASK OUR STUDENTS TO DESIGN A NEW ONE, SELECT THE BEST ONES AND PUT THEM IN THE WIKI... THEN WE CAN CHOOSE FROM ALL SCHOOLS THE ONE WE ALL LIKE BEST. WE CAN ALSO CHANGE COLOURS.
  • I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED A PAGE FOR IDEAS TO CELEBRATE EUROPE DAY. IT ALSO HAS A LINK TO A PUZZLE (WE CAN CHECK IF WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE! ;) AND YOU CAN ADD MORE THINGS TOO, OF COURSE!!)
GRACIA PALMA, FROM SPAIN​

DON'T FORGET EVERY PAGE HAS A "DISCUSSION" SECTION WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS THE CONTENT WE WANT IN IT



Hi, I found these activities in eTwinning, I think that could be interesting, what do you think?

Our city

Pupils from partner schools create a photo album presenting their city. Pupils take and upload photos of places, people, interesting moments, etc., the pupils can write short paragraphs about them which include interesting background information, in order to give a profile of their region and life there. Pupils from the other school(s) then vote on the most interesting photos that their partners have taken.

Find the monuments

Partner schools upload descriptions and photos of the most important monuments of their town in their page. Partner pupils then have to find out the exact names of the monument and locate their positions using Google Earth.
SILVIA GARCIA, FROM SPAIN


I LOVE THIS IDEAS!! GOOD JOB, SILVIA!!
GRACIA PALMA, FROM SPAIN (AGAIN)




I think it's better to start introducing ourselves and our schools then our towns and regions (I like your ideas about regions, monuments ....). My pupils are 9-10 years old so I think it's necessary to start with simple things. On the occasion of the Europe Day we thought to organize something simple to share with you on the wiki and this could be a good way to start introducing ourselves and our school (SCUOLA PRIMARIA STATALE VIA ACERBI - CASTANO PRIMO).
What do you think about?

MILENA ARIENTI, FROM ITALY


I think an introduction would be good, it would be the "about me..." part. Some ideas:

- doing a slideshow about our town

- sending picture postcards to each participating school with "hello" or "good bye" in their mother tongue

- record a folk song in their mother tongue and share it ( which would be a good laugh for my class :-)

... to be continued... ;-)


Greetings from Katrin, Trier, Germany

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I like all of these ideas - I think a slideshow would be a great way to show the places where we come from. My pupils are 8-9 years old and a colleague's are 9-10 years old. They're just realising that the world is actually a massive place. We're creating some posters at the moment about Crewe, so maybe we could upload some of those to share? What about getting our pupils to ask questions about other schools/places and answer questions about their own? Favourite books, music, movies, games, things about school etc?

Regards, Sharon, Crewe, England, UK




- My students are already working on designing a logo for the wiki, I think it will end on Friday, we create a new page to put all the logos or put on the website of our country?
- I like these ideas, what do you think if we begin with a few small individual
descriptions of our pupils like presentation accompanied by a group photo? And to continue with a description of our school written by the students?
- The second part would be the
slideshow about our town.
- We could create a page where students could write messages with questions to students from other countries about their tastes, lifestyle, or doubts about the different countries.

SILVIA , FROM SPAIN

I like all the ideas!! I feel I am very lucky to work with you!! ;)

All my students (8-9/10-11) are working on the logo too. I will create a new page for all the logos. Any suggestions for the name of that page? I don't like the name "logo" very much.

My older students (9-10) are also working on texts and presentations about themselves. Is it ok if I create a page called "ME" for every school? I will do an example on my school page and then you can tell me if it is a good idea for everybody.

I also love the idea of recording a traditional song (even a dance) and the slideshow...

Gracia, from Spain



I agree with your idea, Gracia, of creating a page called "ME" or "ALL ABOUT ME" for every school. I like what you did on your school page and I'll try to do the same with mine. I agree with the idea of recording a traditional song (I'm trying to record a song called "The union song" on the occasion of the Europe Day) and the slideshow about our town ...(which programme do you usually use? Power Point?).

Milena, from Italy



WE ARE AN OFFICIAL ETWINNING PROJECT BY NOW!! WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL AND OUR PROJECT IS ACTIVE! GO TO YOUR ETWINNING DESKTOP AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT. SOME OF YOU ARE NOT PART OF MY CONTACTS YET AND I CANNOT INVITE YOU TO THE PROJECT! :(



I like the links about me, about my school and my city that you made in your page Gracia, I'll do the same on my page. I can not think of a good name for the page of logos.
We can put logos temporarily and then change it?


OK, I'LL DO THAT, I'LL CREATE PAGE FOR LOGOS.

I HAVE STARTED CREATING A PAGE CALLED "ABOUT ME (NAME OF CITY)" IN YOUR SCHOOL WIKIPAGES BUT I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO FINISH THEM ALL...

I THINK IT IS MUCH BETTER TO USE THE TWINSPACE FROM NOW ON FOR DISCUSSING OUR IDEAS FOR THE PROJECT. I HAVE CREATED THERE PAGES FOR THE ACTIVITIES AND INSIDE EACH ACTIVITY WE HAVE A FORUM TO DISCUSS ON THAT ACTIVITY... BUT ANY OTHER IDEAS WILL BE WELCOME!!

GRACIA


Is there anybody who would like to try a video conference? Probably through the skype? Or different. We can discuss what topic we prepare for the meeting. Petra (CZE)
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I would like to do it but I have no idea how to... if you can tell me, I will try.
Gracia

Marvelous! I'll prepare everything and let you know. Then we can set the details. Looking forward to it. Petra

We have Skype at school but I haven't any experience in video conference. I can learn with your help. Milena from Italy