“Este es un proyecto para estudiantes que inician sus estudios de español este año escolar (2016-2017)para darles la oportunidad de utilizar lo que han aprendido en clase y así motivarles a estudiar la lengua”
Este post está escrito en castellano porque es la lengua que se ha utilizado para llevarlo a cabo.
Han participado centros de Italia, Francia y Finlandia con alumnado de 6º de Primaria del C.E.I.P Manuel Vidal Portela de Pontevedra. Las actividades realizadas han sido muy variadas pero no están de forma pública por decisión de los promotores del Proyecto. En el diario público del Proyecto pueden verse parte de las actividades realizadas.
Cabe destacar la actividad realizada para el día de la Paz que está publicada en el Blog cooperativo “Acercando aulas” recientemente premiado con la Peonza de Plata .
The project focus on communication. Our pupils exchanged cards and messages. Some schools produced ecards, using Scratch.
The children have learnt from each other about Christmas around Europe, including traditions, carols and food. We have used a number of IT tools( tuxpaint, G.I.M,P Vocaroo…etc), and hold video calls, including a conference carol concert.
Children have taught each other some of their language.
There is a Project Diary linked from schools’ websites.
I has been used for teachers to develop links with partner schools. This has both aided language teaching and learning in our schools and complemented planned professional development using Erasmus+ funding.
The project has facilitated international peer learning. It has fostered an appreciation of the project languages and increased pupils’ awareness of the countries in Europe.24 schools from 14 countries around Europe have been included in it.
Part of the activities can be seen at the public twinspace for the Project.
Logo has been designed by all the participant school choosing one letter from the Project name.
Our school has designed two letters one by 6th graders at Arts and Crafts bilingual section (letter C) and the other one by the rest of Primary groups in a cooperative way (letter N).
this letter contains Spanish and Galician traditions specially at Christmas.
this letters focuses around Pontevedra our town.
Google docs have been used to design the Project in a cooperative way.
A cooperative cooking book has been made by our pupils with traditional Christmas recipes from partner countries.
Children wrote their stories using their Native language and they shared them using videoconference tool adobe connect from Project twinspace.
And the winner is…..
Some examples of their writings:
Some of the writings were too long to be read and translated to partners through the videoconference chat , so we recorded them so that you can hear what our pupils have done.
We shared them with our partner using adobe connect videoconference tool from etwinninlive. First, we showed where we are in a map .Three schools were connected sharing their works. The Spanish pupils read in Spanish while the teacher summarised their readings in English through chat.
Working in groups we were looking for geometrical shapes within the pictures.
We made a grid with the results and using the interactive whiteboard we discovered lots of different shapes: circles, squares, rectangles…etc.
Using Freemind my pupils made mind maps relating the writing topic to the different Subjects/activities at school.
twinspace for the Project.
This is the crafts ebook my pupils have made for the Project.
Children are all equal but they have their own feelings and thoughts. Let express our feelings ‘h@nd in h@nd’ together with our friends all over the world. How can we do that? What is the aim of this project? First of all we create a hand-shaped signature by making a handprint on paper of one of our hands. Therefore we paint it first in a colourful way. Then we compose a little face on the printed palm of the hand that shows our feelings by using the ‘wiggly’ eyes that we send to you when you join our project. The face is the image of the heart and the eyes are the mirror of the soul. The palm of the hand, a place where we feel safe and secure…
This project has been awarded with the 2nd prize ad European twinning contest.
Kids Hand In Hand Project from melarodriguez
This is an twinning Project example.
Pupils made a Christmas card for their partners using Tuxpaint and adding images using the interactive whiteboard.
We made an interactive map from Pontevedra Heritage monuments as part of Saint James way, using Thinglink and scrib.