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eTwinning going Global: Global Partnerships and Global Goals
Our work with my 6th grade students in the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos for Climate Action with Koen Timmers, https://www.climate-action.info/, in the Save the Word project with the dear colleagues, Betina Astride and Andrea Ullrich is hosted in the Visibility Newsletter 2019, on p.12, at https://joom.ag/T4Pe
You can also read an article about the Show me your Language eTwinning project we participated with my 4th and 6th graders, on page 115, written by Andrea Ullrich.
Congrats to all the contributors!
Huge thanks to Daniela Bunea for this resourceful issue! Daniela, you are the best!
“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”
This famous quote attributed to Hippocrates who considered nutrition one of the main tools that a doctor can use inspired our eTwinning project in 2018-2019.
Greek, Czech and Italian students collaborated in order to know more about plants and nature, and to familiarize with health issues and the sustainability of our planet.
Information about herbs and gardening, recipes and volunteering were part of the project.
The Collaboration of our students is at https://twinspace.etwinning.net/71683/home
This year I had the huge pleasure to talk about eTwinning projects in the shows of two amazing people,
Mrs Maria Kyriaki Karaggeli is a fellow teacher who hosts an educational TV programme on the local Greek TV station , OΡΤ TV. She invited me to discuss about eTwinning on March 28th. I invited the dear colleagues, Mrs Efi Katsigianni and Maria Zontou to talk about their eTwinning projects too.
Thodoris Kondylis is a meteorologist who hosts a radio show on the local Greek Radio Station VOX FM. He invited me and the good friend and colleague Mrs Maria Birba to talk about her ESA project on June 19th.
Huge Thanks Maria Kyriaki Karaggeli and Thodoris Kondylis!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” This quotation which has been attributed to Pablo Picasso, was out motto in the eTwinning project WE ARE ART, https://twinspace.etwinning.net/71638/home.
9-12 year old pupils from six European schools from Italy, Catalonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Greece worked together on art related tasks. The project developed οur pupils’ skills in a creative and innovative way so that they can meet the challenges of the future, discovering the artist inside them.
The activities were designed on the basis of the principles of cognitive constructivism so that they can process the experiences they live, evaluate them and build up knowledge and positive attitudes. Through guided discovery, experiential engagement and teamwork, students actively participated in national and transnational groups by approaching learning in a multimodal, interdisciplinary and interactive way.
They discovered about the participating classes, schools, cities, countries, places to visit and traditions by adding the information they selected on an interactive board. They identified different Art disciplines collaborating with the partner countries in a pop art activity, where students became photographers and painted their partners faces in an Andy Warhol style and sharing with each other their collaborative trees.
They promoted SDGs through Art as they collaboratively designed and created an artistic alphabet of sustainability and participated in EWWR competition, receiving the European special prize award.
Participating in a collaborative web quest for famous artists, poem writing inspired by famous works of art and collaborative poem, painting their countries, playing digital quizzes based on the products of their work, creating their own collaborative digital stories and practising art in nature helped emphasized the role of as an important medium of cultural and social development.
The students took initiatives and responsibilities, participated in discussions in the forum and other web tools, voted for the project logo, reflected and evaluated their work. The pedagogical techniques used, the authentic and original works of Art students created and the interaction achieved contributed to the development of students’ skills, creativity, collective spirit, respect for Art, different cultures and multilingualism and increased their active participation.
A Letter the Whole story, the 1st part written by the Greek students and the 2nd part by the Finnish students
We are ART project made our students and us let ourselves go to be creative.
Thank you dear partners and students!!!
The project Save the Word focussed on Global Goals.
Students showed an amazing commitment! They solved riddles, played games, drew pictures, wrote poems, made their own newspaper articles and breaking news!
The main goal of the project Show me your Language, https://twinspace.etwinning.net/68522/home, was to celebrate language diversity around the world by creating a collaborative e-book with cartoons in several languages.
4th grade and 6th grade students from the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos and students from Portugal, Germany and many other countries around the world united their voice to show their respect to multilingualism!
It started in September with the European Day of Language on September 26th and went on until March when it was awarded a prize in the German competition YOUrope.
You can see it on the site of EDL at edl.ecml.at/Events/2019
You can read an article about it at the Visibility Newsletter, written by Andrea Ullrich, on page 115 at joomag.com/visibility-of-etwinning-projects .
Enjoy this video which shows you part of the celebration of the European Day of Languages and the Travelling Letters at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1lyEOQ2NkM
Congrats, dear students and partners!
Greece and Finland met on Tuesday 26th February.
The Finnish journalists interviewed El Greco and the Greek journalists interviewd Rudolf Koivu.
The live event took place on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, at https://live.etwinning.net/events/event/73817
The pupils from the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos and the pupils from the Kummun koulu E-9, Outokumpu met on line to exchange information about the two painters.
Way to go, boys and girls!
Our eTwinning project, Monumental Europe, https://twinspace.etwinning.net/44435/home is the winner in the eTwinning Award for Cultural Heritage, sponsored by the European Commission!!!
As announced on the eTwinning portal, the European Commission will invite you to the final conference on the European Year of Cultural Heritage, taking place during the Austrian EU Presidency, on 6 and 7 December 2018 in Vienna for the award ceremony. https://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/highlights/etwinning-award-for-cultural-h.htm