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Meeting the Winning eTwinning Pupils – St. Theresa College, Mriehel Girls’ JL

On Wednesday 1st June 2011, Ms. Jeannette Cardona and Ms. Amanda Debattista from the eTwinning National Support Service visited St. Theresa College, Mriehel Girls’ Junior Lyceum to present tokens to students who participated in the eTwinning project called ‘Let’s make the best out of nature!!’ This project placed second in the eTwinning National Awards.

Biology and art students from Ms. Nathalie Scerri’s and Ms. Romina Briffa’s classes gathered in front of the mural they have created for this short cermony symbolic cermony.  The teachers also presented the students and eTwinning National Support Service members a copy of the desk calendar they created with the photos shot during this project.

This project brought together the subjects of biology and art though a common theme: endemic flowers. The biology students studied the flowers and took photos of them, whilst the art students painted them and ended up with a large mural in the schools foyer.

eTwinning Project of the Month – Caustic

by Ms. Josephine Ebejer Grech, St. Ignatius College, Blata il-Bajda Girls’ Junior Lyceum

The name “Caustic” refers to an eTwinning project where students from 3 different countries shared their experiments. The students who took part in this project were Biology and Science students from St Ignatius College GJL Blata l-Bajda Malta; Science students from Sibiu in Romania; and Chemistry and Science students from Antonio Paccinotti, Taranto Italy.

At around September the three teachers discussed the topics that they teach. At first they were going to share only those topics that are common amongst the three, but then they decided that they would share any interesting experiments that they were going to do along the scholastic year.

The second step was to invite students into the TwinSpace. They started introducing themselves, their countries and their schools by video clips, picturetrails, word documents and power points.

After the ice breaking exercises, the teachers started working on the first topic “Acids and Alkalis” which was a common topic amongst the three countries. It was very interesting to see the different approaches that different teachers take to teach the same topic. It was also very interesting and innovative for the students to take a video camera in their hands and film each other doing the experiments. Now it was their responsibility to understand well the procedure of the experiment as it was their turn to explain well to the students in the other countries. This was the first advantage achieved by this eTwinning project – motivation. The students used to look forward to see themselves explaining on the TwinSpace, and they looked even more forward to see the comments written about their explanations.

The project proceeded by sharing more and more experiments – not only by sharing video clips, but also sharing the write ups, comments about how to improve the practical, critical notes, prezi presentations, power point presentations, picturetrails, slideshows, etc.

Sample of videos:

Towards the end of the project the students had to vote for their favourite video clip.

This project was awarded the national quality label as well as the first prize during the national eTwinning awards on the 13th May 2011.

The eTwinning National Awards Winners

The winning projects from the Secondary Schools Category were:

First Prize

Caustic by Josephine Ebejer Grech of St. Ignatius College, Blata l-Bajda Girls’ JL

Second Prize

Let’s make the best out of Nature by Nathalie Scerri and Romina Briffa of St. Theresa College, Mriehel Girls’ JL

Third Prize

EUROBOTS by Mario Xerri, Gozo College, Victoria Girls’ Secondary

The winning projects from the Primary Schools Category were:

First Prize

Bonding with Nature by Marika Vella Montebello of St. Margaret College, Zabbar Primary A

Second Prize

Welcome to our World by Joseph Saccasan of San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary B

Third Prize

Intercultural Dialogue though Fairytales, Drama and Art by Marouska Azzopardi Duca of St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary B (Ms. Spiteri, head of school, received the prize in her name.)

The eTwinning Quality Labels and Awards Presentation

Meeting the winning eTwinning pupils at Paola B

Ms. Jeannette Cardona visited San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary B to congratulate herself with the pupils of Mr. Joseph Saccasan whose eTwinning project placed 2nd in the National eTwinning Awards held on the 13th of May 2011. The pupils were given a small eTwinning notebook as a token each.

Mr. Joseph Saccassan together with his pupils and the LSA, Ms. Josephine Delia took part in the project “Welcome to My World” with a polish class.  Among all the excellent work done by these two classes, the pupils from Paola Primary B, scripted and produced a short video about bullying.

31 eTwinning Quality Labels awarded this year!

The eTwinning National Support Service have just gone through an evaluation period of those eTwinning projects that applied for their National Quality Label by the 15th April 2011.

This certificate was awarded to the following projects:

  • 2011, International Year of Forests by Josephine Ebejer Grech, St. Ignatius College, Girls’ Junior Lyceum, Blata l-Bajda
  • A Healthy Mind… A Healthy Body by Bryndis Ellul, St. Thomas More College, M’Skala Primary
  • A Healthy Mind… A Healthy Body by Romina Bianco, St. Thomas More College, M’Skala Primary
  • A Train Load of Celebrations! by Michelle Cauchi, St. Clare College, Gzira Primary
  • Art through Art by Alexia Baldacchino, St. Theresa College, Boys Secondary, Santa Venera
  • Birds and Butterflies Exhibition by Alison Zammit Endrich, San Anton School
  • Bounding with Nature by Marika Vella Montebello, St. Margaret College, Zabbar Primary A
  • Building the Cultural Bridge of Friendship by Susanne Fagerbakke, St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary A
  • Caustic by Josephine Ebejer Grech, St. Ignatius College, Girls’ Junior Lyceum, Blata l-Bajda
  • Culture Swapping across Europe by Sandra Dwah, St. Clare’s College, St. Julian’s Primary
  • Dancing Our Way through Tradition by Diane Tonna, St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary A
  • Eratosthenes Measurements 2010 by Saviour Tabone, Gozo College, Xewkija Primary
  • Euro Calendar by Anna Vassallo, St. Nicholas College, Bahrija Primary
  • EUROBOTS by Mario Xerri, Gozo College, Girls’ Secondary School
  • Faces by Maria Antoinette Magro, San Gorg Preca College, Hamrun GP Primary
  • From the Nursery of Salzburg to the Royal Theatre of Vienna by Maria Antoinette Magro, San Gorg Preca College, Hamrun GP Primary
  • Happy Minds Strong Bodies by Patricia Bondin & Janet Mifsud, St. Thomas More College, M’Skala Primary
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies by Marcelle Mercieca, St. Thomas More College, M’Skala Primary
  • Imagination through Stories by Michelle Cauchi, St. Clare College, Gzira Primary
  • Intercultural Dialogue through Fairy Tales, Drama and Art by Marouska Azzopardi Duca, St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary B
  • Let’s Make the Best out of Nature by Nathalie Scerri and Romina Briffa, St. Theresa College, Girls’ Junior Lyceum, Mriehel
  • Little Painters by Michelle Cauchi, St. Clare College, Gzira Primary School
  • Living in Harmony with Nature by Josephine Ebejer Grech, St. Ignatius College, Girls’ Junior Lyceum, Blata l-Bajda
  • My Place, Your Place by Doreen Agius, San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary B
  • Our Green Christmas by Romina Hollier, San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary B
  • Our Green Planet by Saviour Tabone, Gozo College, Xewkija Primary
  • Re: Healthy Lifestyle by Nadia Formosa, St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary A
  • Ready, Set, Shape! by Veronica Debono, St. Ignatius College, Zebbug Primary
  • Welcome to My World by Joseph Saccasan, San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary B
  • What’s the Weather like today? by Maria Antoinette Magro, San Gorg Preca College, Hamrun GP Primary
  • Who Tells a Story by Maria Antoinette Magro, San Gorg Preca College, Hamrun GP Primary

All these projects are now in the run for this year’s eTwinning National Awards which will be awarded during a cermony on the 13th of May.

eTwinning National Conference & Awards 2011

This year’s eTwinning National Conference will take place during May, in collaboration with EMBED 2011. There will be an exhibition of all the eTwinning projects and other ICT related projects created by teachers and students from all over Malta and Gozo. During the exhibition week there will also be pupils’ workshops where they will use various software and innovative technologies. The conference will culminate in an award giving ceremony for the best projects. eTwinning will also be awarding the best eTwinning projects for the scholastic year 2010-2011 in Primary and in Secondary schools.

Teachers participating in eTwinning projects during this scholastic year are being invited to apply for the National Quality Label. Once this label is granted, the project will automatically participate in the eTwinning National Awards.

How to apply for the Quality Label:

1) Organize your project TwinSpace: make sure that all the project resources are uploaded and/or well documented on your project TwinSpace. (Preference will be given to projects using the eTwinning tools provided on the TwinSpace. If you use any other website or blog, you can at least link to them on your TwinSpace.)

2) Apply for the Quality Label: go to the Projects tab and click on the Apply for Quality Label link. Fill in all the details and submit.

Evaluation Criteria:

1) Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity – how your project displays an innovative approach toteaching and learning

2) Curricular Integration – how the project integrates into the curriculum

3) Collaboration between partner schools – how the project was planned between the partner teachers; what the role of each partner in the project was; and the collaboration between pupils in the project

4) Creative use of ICT – what tools and devices were used to make the project creative

5) Sustainability and Transferability – how the project could be expanded upon; how it could be used as a template for others

6) Results and Benefits – what the outcomes of the project were; and the benefits to the participants and their schools

 

Teachers who wish their project/s to be part of the eTwinning National Awards must apply for the Quality Label by not later than 15th April. All applications will be evaluated within a fortnight from closing date. All those projects awarded the Quality Label by end of April 2011 will be eligible for the National Awards.

For more information or queries kindly contact the eTwinning National Support Service on etwinning@schoolnet.gov.mt or on 2598 2150.