It is a true privilege to share several eTwinning projects in which one of our seminar members, Amaya Alonso Cabria, has taken part and has achieved high standards of performance as you will see when you look into the projects.
"Los misterios del bosque" was chosen among the 12 best projects in Europe and was awarded the European Quality Label in 2015. The aim of the project is to let students know about the legends of different places and countries by following the forests paths. Really original, isn't it? It is indeed impressive when you see that the teachers who take part in it are a Biology teacher from Barakaldo (Amaya Alonso), a Spanish teacher form Ukraine ( Olena Baluba) and a Spanish language and Literature teacher from Melilla ( José Antonio Sánchez)
Amaya is currently taking part in Science Timeline. This project is for 16-17-year-old students and the countries that are taking part in it are Italy and Spain (Basque Country, Antonio Trueba, Barakaldo). The aim of this project is the study of the progress of Science in human History. Students from different countries are working together in order to research the scientific developments from the prehistoric times (discovery of fire, stone axes, etc) to current progresses (new materials, smart cars, artificial intelligence, etc). The pupils are going to create a timeline of Science in different formats (Power point, calaméo, thinglink, etc) in mixed teamworks. Then they are going to show their results in their own schools to spread the project. Besides, they are going to take into account more intensively the advances in Science made by different scientists or researchers from their countries.
Go, look in the mirror is another project developed by Amaya and another colleague from her school, together with other members from Ukraine, Melilla and Tunisia. The project is in English, Spanish and French. It is aimed at 12-16-year-old students and they research about the basic emotions (fear, sadness, hatred, astonishment, disgust, anger) and the secondary ones (embarrassment, love, anxiety…), how they affect teenagers and how they are reflected in our cultures (traditions and different artistic expressions).
Amaya, our heartfelt congrats on having successfully demonstrated that languages are a fantastic vehicle to develop projects related to very diverse areas and cultures while developing students' basic competences such as the interpersonal competence or the ICT competence.