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Unit 5: Final version of the project

Posted by Schnecke on June 29, 2016

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PROJECT NAME:

My very first eTwinning Project

BASIC DETAILS:

  • 6-month project: November 2016-April 2017
  • eTwinning partners: An Official Language School in Ávila and a Secondary school or Vocational training college in Ireland

AGE OF STUDENTS:

  • 16+

AREAS COVERED and LANGUAGE USED:

  • English and Spanish as a first or foreign language

SUBJECT/TOPIC:

Teen life

CONTENT, METHODOLOGY AND ICT TOOLS:

  • Collaborative work
  • Writing and Speaking skills
  • Reading and Listening skills
  • Recording of voice and image for interviews
  • Statistics
  • Hypothesis
  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Discussion
  • TwinSpace
  • Drive
  • Snapchat
  • Prezi

GOALS: To improve the students’ communicative competence (aural ad written skills) and improve their cultural awareness of ‘teen life’ in their partner country and compare with their own. Respect diversity. Increase self esteem.

Special emphasis will be put on assuming that stereotypical behaviour is only of statistical value and that it is crucial to respect our differences.

EVALUATION:

The blog post and/or the scripted video will serve as evaluation tools.

A questionnaire will be used at the end of the activity to check the students’ views on stereotypical behaviour and statistics .

 RUBRIC:

For a positive assessment you need to have done the following:

  • I’ve helped design the questionnaires
  • I’ve helped carrying out the questionnaires (asking the questions, recording or transcribing the interview or uploading the material)
  • I’ve reflected upon the difference between expected answers, stereotypes, and real answers.
  • I’ve compared the data with my perception of the reality in my country.
  • I’ve developed a hypothesis along with my teammates.
  • I’ve helped devise the new questionnaire and compared that final answers to draw final conclusions and elaborate final report.
  • I’ve helped write the blog posts and/or the scripts for the videos.
  • I’ve used English/Spanish in written and aural form to communicate with my partners throughout the project.
  • I’ve carried out a VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR + PRONUNCIATION + CULTURE BITS journal where I’ve kept record of interesting, new pieces of language to be remembered.
  • It is expected that in the blog/video students use their foreign language to state their conclusions. Their international peers and their teachers will give feedback on content and language.
  • Assess the whole project by giving us a ‘3+1’: 3 things you’ve liked + 1 you think needs to be improved.

    OPEN FEEDBACK QUESTION:

Write your answer here..

You can see the rest of the Draft for my eTwinning project below:

PRESENTATION

BLOG POST ABOUT MY DRAFT

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT:

STAGE ONE:

  • November
    • International groups of 5-10 students will be created: Each team has a Spanish side (A) and an Irish side (B) and will be working together.
    • A coordinator and a deputy coordinator will be appointed for each group.
    • All groups will agree on the topics that will be dealt with through the project: different aspects of teen life (friendship, family, fashion, latest trends, music, education, childhood memories, future plans….) It is important that the students themselves get to choose the ‘mini-topics’ from the very broad topic that is ‘Teen life’. (CONTENT)
    • The chosen topics will be distributed among the different ‘mixed’ groups.
    • A set of general decisions will be agreed on:
      • layout of the final product (FORMAT)
      • Distribution of work
      • Tentative calendar
      • Devising of initial open question inerviews

December and January

    • Carrying out the questionnaires
    • Sharing results
    • Groups draw their conclusions
    • Hypothesis
    • Creation of new T/F or Multiple choice Questionnaires to check or discard hypothesis
    • Carrying out the new questionnaire + sharing of results for final report

 STAGE TWO:

  • Around beginning of February

There will be a revision of the goals and the calendar mid-term (after three months), and the necessary changes will be agreed on and implemented

STAGE THREE:

  • From mid-February to mid April
    • Comparing final reports and conclusions
    • Decide on the final content that will be put into blog posts and/or sketches
    • Production of final outcome (series of blog posts or series of sketches based on findings and conclusions)

STAGE FOUR:

  • Around 2nd half of April
    • Feedback on content
    • Evaluation of the process
    • Dissemination
    • Recognition (if applicable)

 PICTURE CREDITS:

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Unit 4: My eActivity

Posted by Schnecke on June 28, 2016

Here’s my eActivity for Unit 4 at Open eTwinning Mooc

BASIC DETAILS:

  • 6-month project: November 2016-April 2017
  • eTwinning partners: An Official Language School in Ávila and a Secondary school or Vocational training college in Ireland

AGE OF STUDENTS:

  • 16+

AREAS COVERED and LANGUAGE USED:

  • English and Spanish as a first or foreign language

SUBJECT/TOPIC:

Teen life

eActivity

GOALS: To improve the students’ aural skills and improve their cultural awareness of ‘teen life’ in their partner country and compare with their own. Respect diversity. Increase sel esteem.

Special emphasis will be put on assuming that stereotypical behaviour is only of statistical value and that it is crucial to respect our differences.

 TIMING: Within the four-stage six-month project, the following activities will be carried out at the end of stage ONE, through the months of December and January.

ABSTRACT:

Carrying out questionnaires to collect data for final conclusions on different habits teenagers have in Spain and Ireland.

METHODOLOGY AND ICT TOOLS USED:

Mixed nationality groups have been previously assigned a topic related to ‘Teen Life’.

Also, all groups have previously agreed on the series of questions that will be asked in order to collect data about teen habits in one country and the other.

STEP ONE: Days 1 to 5.

The questionnaires are answered by teenagers in both countries (The Spanish students interview teen friends or relatives, and the Irish students interview Irish teens).

Answers are recorded on video with the students’ mobile phones (or a camera if there is one available and the students have the necessary technical skills), transcribed and shared through TwinSpace or a similar platform.

taping a video interviewSTEP TWO: Days 6 to 7.

The Spanish side of each group analyses the Irish responses and the other way around and try to draw some conclusions.

Days 8 to 10: Groups present a hypothesis of stereotypical behaviour in their partner’s teen life. A new questionnaire (T/F or Multiple choice) is devised to check the hypothesis.

STEP THREE: Days 11 and 12. New questionnaires are carried out digitally through a Google Docs questionnaire.

STEP FOUR: With the conclusions drawn from this final questionnaire a blog post is uploaded onto the TwinSpace and shared by partners in their websites. If time allows and the groups have theatrical initiative and digital editing knowledge, a video can be scripted and recorded to explain their peers the findings about the partner country’s teen life.

 

CONTENT, METHODOLOGY AND ICT TOOLS:

  • Collaborative work
  • Writing and Speaking skills
  • Reading and Listening skills
  • Recording of voice and image for interviews
  • Statistics
  • Hypothesis
  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Discussion
  • TwinSpace
  • Drive
  • Snapchat
  • Prezi

EVALUATION:

The blog post and/or the scripted video will serve as evaluation tools.

A questionnaire will be used at the end of the activity to check the students’ views on stereotypical behaviour and statistics .

 RUBRIC:

It is expected that in the blog/video students use their foreign language to state their conclusions. Their international peers and their teachers will give feedback on content and language.

 

You can see the rest of the Draft for my eTwinning project below:

PRESENTATION

BLOG POST ABOUT MY DRAFT

Photo credit: https://videoproductiontips.com/video-interviews-how-to-make-your-subject-comfortable/

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UNIT 3: P2P Assessment here I go…

Posted by Schnecke on June 28, 2016

After too long, I’ve finally managed to come up with something worth sharing. At least that’s what I think…Plus, time’s running out so here’s the Prezi presentation for the Draft of my eTwinning project.

Click on the picture to go to the presentation and …enjoy!

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Looking forward to your comments on what can be improved.

I’ll be reading you 🙂

D.

To read more about the project click on Read More. Read the rest of this entry »

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PLE — Personal Learning Environment

Posted by Schnecke on June 25, 2016

My PLE will include the following:

WordPress for reflections on E+ and eTwinning

Twitter (@DianaEOI) and Facebook (Diana R. Moya Jiménez) for content and to interact with fellow eTwinners and/or eligible partners

That is all for the moment 🙂

 

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Getting started…

Posted by Schnecke on June 25, 2016

It’s been a long way since our school (EOI ÁVILA in Spain) decided to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for the first time. It’s been interesting and also tough, mainly because we (I, at least) still needed to get a lot of work done in terms of understanding the spirit of the E+ as opposed to other programmes more familiar to us, such as Grundtvig.

But we are finally on our way to enjoying an E+ grant for the following two years (yay!!). And, although our application did not include an eTwinning project as such, we’ve always seen eTwinning partnerships as a great opportunity at oh! so many levels.

So, when enrolment for the Open eTwinning Mooc opened in Educalab, I was determined to finally get to understand (as much as possible) all the oportunities eTwinning had to offer us as teachers of Spanish, French, Italian, German and English as a foreign language.

That’s the story of how I signed up before the course started and I’ve been reading and learning more and more each day about different projects and different perspectives.

This blog will help share my journey towards being a real eTwinner…

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I’ll keep you posted 🙂

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