Useful instructions to organize a rich etwinning project! For all teachers of e-twinning! It is published at The pedagogical value of eTwinning projects, a systematic presentation of teachers’ questions about!

 By Maria Panou

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Questions for a rich etwinning project

How we can organise a communication plan for our project. I picked up some questions at a previous Lab Event of my colleagues at a work there and I put them at    teams of communication and create a successful project.
A Team : How can I create with the correct and useful way a project?
I’m asking myself :

What will the benefits for students and teachers be?
What is the best way to assess students progress in the project?
What web.2 tools must we use for this collaboration?
What will students do differently that will tell us we have been successful?
Who will make which decisions or how will decisions be made?
Who will make which decisions or how will decisions be made?

B Team : Collaboration of members
Does the project involve school and/or local community?
Does the project encourage collaboration among learners as well as among teachers?
Do the activities promote real collaboration (and go further than simple exchange)?
Do wecollaborate with our partners in planning the project activities?
Does the project promote the development of necessary citizenship skills?

C Team : Web Tools to be used

How many web 2. tools have my students used?
How we make better collaboration tools in eTwinning for the grade our pupils are studied?
How can I keep my students’ interest in the project?
How did the project help students reflect on life and career skills?

D Team :  Feedback
Can students give feedback to peers and receive feedback from peers and teachers?
Is prior knowledge activated in this task?
Are all the tasks based on students’ personal input (as opposed to googleable answers)?
Do you keep track of student progress and document your students’ learning growth?
Do we care to increase teachers performance ?

E Team : Fun, Glad, Happy way of learning both, children and students
Will the students have fun?
Will the project expand, lead to other projects or have some other results or follow-up activities?

F Team : Safety at communication
Has everybody’s safety been ensured?
Has the project encouraged the collaboration between several teachers in the school who teach different school subjects?
Has the project respected the netiquette principles?
Have my students contributed with all the partners?
Have I used different tools to cater for mixabilities students?
Have we created international teams of students, to collaborate?
Have I explained what types of assessment tools will be used in the project?
Through our eTwinning project, have we as teachers and our pupils tried (learnt) to use a NEW Web2.0 tool (that is, one that you haven’t
used before)?
Have all the people/all the partners committed to the project?
Have I used effective strategies for implementing differentiated instruction?
Have the web 2.0 tools been used in an appropriate way?

G Team : synchronous and asynchronus communication – creativity – motivation at communication
Have you managed to include a video-conferencing session so that the students can communicate in real-time?
Was the project integrated in the curriculum?
Was the project really creative?
How did the project motivate students to improve their knowledge?
Do you feel that the amount of contributions by all partners was equal or was it only one-sided (that is, most of the work was done by one
partner)?

H  Team : Evaluation
Did the project promote students’ creativity?
Did students participate in creating tutorials?
Did the project expand teachers’ personal learning network?
Did the teachers and students share their resources?
Did the project involve problem solving tasks?
Did we foster among the participants legal and ethical behaviour?
Did the project provide assessment strategies?
Did the project promote cultural understanding among different cultures and countries?
In the project design did we and our partners regard to the interdisciplinarity?
Did we foster legal and ethical behaviour among the participants?
Did the project help students develop critical thinking skills?
Did the teacher involve his students in social networking?
Did the project promote the students artistic skills?
Did I provide clear criteria for task completion ?
Did the project use polling software to create a real-time survey in class?
Did the project improve or develop learner’s autonomy?
Will we assess the project work in the end?
Did our Students enjoy the project?
Did the project stimulate students’ interests and talents?
Did the project enhance the spirit of creativity and innovation?
Did the teacher encourage mobile devices use in the project?
Did we involve our students to the project planning? (choice of the topic, objectives, tools etc)?
Did the project encourage understanding and acceptance of the different and the “strange”?

 

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