Wednesday, 20 March 2013

eTwinning: a platform for teachers to develop collaborative projects in Europe

Today I'd like to remind all of you of the unique opportunity to be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. The eTwinning Portal  allows you to do so as it provides online tools for teachers to find partners, set up projects, share ideas, exchange best practices and start working together.
The benefits of eTwinning are many, among which I'd personally remark the impact on students' learning. No doubt it is a rewarding experience for teachers too. However, it is not the purpose of these few lines to describe the innumerable advantages of getting involved in an eTwinning project  but to congratulate the winners of the National Awards 2013 and to provide you with the links to the projects corresponding to Secondary level: 

The project  Addressing the energy crunch, every little action counts focuses on energy and sustainability. (14-16 years) (Different subjects)

The Bermuda Triangle is a project in which students find out interesting facts about unusual events, objects, phenomena in their countries. The incentive for this is the mystery of Bermuda Triangle. (12-16 years) (Different subjects)

Picture yourself : taking pictures as a starting point, the students write and interact about teenage related topics: their lifestyles, their background and environments, their icons, their worries and concerns. The idea is to share their experiences with other European teenagers while improving their English and reinforcing their ICT skills. (16-19 years) (English, Citizenship, Tutorials)

Triangles Explorers is a Maths project . The students  learn about the triangle as a geometric shape. They  use Geogebra, ICT program, to find geometrical forms and construct them in class. Simultaneously, they use the English language to communicate and learn Maths and Maths language. (16-19 years)
Maths is B.E.A.U.  (that is, Beautiful, Easy, Amusing and Useful) is another Maths project that allows students  to explore together new ways to communicate Mathematics and to develop new teaching methods. The idea is to motivate students with everyday-life contexts and also to look for contexts that are experientially real for the students and can be used as starting points for progressive mathematization. (16-19 years)

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