Monthly Archive for September, 2009

German eTwinner seeking Project Partner

german_flag_wavyMs Elisabeth Blum-Oser is a German teacher looking for a Maltese partner for her project. Her project is called “European Friendship”. It’s a project in English with pupils aged 10 to 11 from different European countries. Themes included in this project are myself, hobbies, my family, school, village / city…

If you are interested you can find Elisabeth Blum-Oser in the Partner Finding section on your eTwinning profile, or contact the Maltese NSS for help on jeannette.cardona@gmail.com or amromica@gmail.com.

Good luck!

eTwinning Polish Teacher looking for Maltese Project Partner

poland-flagMs. Justyna Kukulka is a Polish teacher who teaches English. Her students are 10-12 and is looking for an eTwinning project partner to start a project in October 2009.

She says:

We are interested in a topic connected with sport. I have some interesting ideas in this area. But we are also open to new ideas.

Anybody interested to start off a project with Justyna Kukulka can find her in the Partner Finding section in the eTwinning profile or contact the eTwinninng NSS on jeannette.cardona@gmail.com or amromica@gmail.com.

eTwinning Partner Needed – Project Cellula

logocellula2_optMs. Chantal Daoust from  is seeking a Maltese partner for their eTwinning Project Cellula. This is a ongoing biology project joined by 15 different countries. The aim of the project is to create a collaborative powerpoint in various languages, so they need someone to translate to Maltese too!

 

The steps of the project:

  1. Every partner downloads the presentation and supplements the schemas of cells (the two dias with the flag of his country, in the language of his country).
  2. Every partner asks his pupils to look for other photos of cells (adds the surname, school and country of the pupil) and makes ppt of pupils.
  3. Teachers and pupils will then have other schemas to use and the pupils can then practise themselves to learn different parts of cells.
  4. The partners go in the forum (questions and replies about biology and cells), pupils and teachers can also looking for pen friends.
  5. Conclusion: using of the different ppt and replies of the forum in classroom of sciences and language

 If you are interested in this project and you’re already an eTwinner, log in to your profile and tye the name Chantal Daoust in the Partner Finder search box to find her and contact her for more information.

If you are interested in this project and you’re not an eTwinner, you can go contact the Maltese NSS on 25982150 or send an email to jeannette.cardona@gmail.com or amromica@gmail.com for further help.

If you would like to just translate the ppt to Maltese, you are also welcome to contact Chantal Daoust since they would like to have the powerpoint in all European languages and they’d be very grateful for your help.

Thanks to all!

Collaborative Tool: Imagination Cubed

Article by Amanda Debattista

collaborative_doodleImagine two classrooms set in different countries – say one in Malta, one in the UK. Both sets of students are collaborating together on a project. They would like to create a drawing or a picture together, and have thought of using a regular drawing program, such as the ones already pre-installed on their desktops. However, conventional paint programs only allow people to work at a drawing asynchronously; for them to collaborate on the same picture it would require them to save a copy of the drawing and e-mail it back and forth to each other, until everyone has added their piece. This is often time-consuming and may not reach the desired effect in the end.

Read more to find a good solution to this…

What does creativity mean to you?

creativity_questionnaireLet us know how you perceive the role of creativity in education and you could win a trip to the European Union’s Creativity conference in Stockholm.

2009 is the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. A great number of activities have been taking place all year to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in the classroom and encourage teachers to explore new and different approaches to teaching and learning.

To better understand how teachers perceive creativity and innovation in their own teaching practice, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, in collaboration with the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) and European Schoolnet, has launched a new survey on teaching practices in Europe. We are interested in knowing your opinion and experience as a teacher.

Fill in the online questionnaire teaching practices and, if you so choose, include your name and email address to be included in a draw for 10 persons to attend the European Union’s closing conference for the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, hosted by the Swedish Presidency in Stockholm in December.

Who should fill in the questionnaire?

Teachers working in schools in any of the twenty-seven countries in the European Union, as well as Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

NB: all answers are anonymous. Should you choose to participate to the raffle, your answers will not be connected to your name.

The deadline to participate: 15 October 2009

 

FILL IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE

What about the results?

The results of the questionnaire will be presented at the closing conference in Stockholm in December and communicated on the eTwinning Portal.

 

We thank you in advance for taking part!