Project draft:An e-journal of European Teenagers’ life

Draft of an eTwinning project

Project Title: An e-journal of European Teenagers’ life

Short Description This project aims mainly at encouraging language learning through intercultural dialogue. Pupils should learn how to write collaboratively, with both their classmates and partners abroad, and publish articles on-line.

Communication Languages : English,

Age Range 15- 18

Subject Areas : European Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography,

History, History of Culture, Informatics / ICT,

Language and Literature

Tools to be used: Twin Space , Video conference, chat , email, Project Diary,

Other software Prezi, Vimeo ,Wordpress Skype,Tricider,survey monkey,padlet,google docs

Aims:

# to communicate efficiently with both classmates and partners abroad

# to develop writing and reading skills in a foreign language;

# to write different types of articles (interview, news, reportage, photo-reportage, advertisement, survey, essay, review, announcement, ) related to different aspects of european life

# to develop their inter-cultural skills and create culture portraits of their country

# to get familiar with the job of a journalist: rights and duties of journalists; respecting author’s rights;

# to learn basic web writing and graphical design rules;

# to use ICT collaborative tools for publishing, editing and commenting on articles;

Work Process

September  – October : Getting to know one another. Students use their smartphones/ tablets to create a speaking avatar (Voki.com or Tellagami.com) in order to introduce themselves. Vokis are uploaded on a padlet wall( different for each country) where other students can view and comment.  Then each country prepares a self grading Google form quiz to test their partners on what they know about their country (there can even even be an online interview /video conferencing if the internet connection is reliable or a short competition where the country with the most correct answers is the winner).

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November  – December :Discussing the modern daily life or routine of a teenager with a special focus on «modern» relationships leading to social networking

 

 

January –  February: Students discuss  bullying (at school, cyberbullying …)  and  create an awareness poster,which is displayed on TwinSpace and in school libraries/ websites Alternatively they could create a song, poems and lyrics about bullying and upload them on twin space.

 

February  -March: migration (for various reasons, climate change, wars, …) After discussing students’ viewpoints they could organise an exhibition in their schools showing how different countries cope with the issue, where the migrants come from, why, the consequences … Interviews of refugees or immigrant can also be organized Online tools such as  Slideshare or Animoto are some options for the exhibition.

+ an e-photo album showing the different aspects of migration and how their countries cope with this issue,people’s attitude towards immigrants οr a photo collage using muzy.

 

May: Evaluation and Dissemination

 

Expected Results -Outcomes:

* Articles in a foreign language published on-line;

* E-journal, with an organized structure and containing articles written by all teams involved.

 

 

 

 

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