eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 - Page 76

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2014 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------made to places outside their school, contacted the diversity and realized that they must show tolerance and respect to it. They simulated situations of people with special needs, uploaded their experiences on the team glog, worked on the "Little Prince" book, created some illustrations inspired by the story and produced a digital book with their work. The aim of the project was to develop the creativity of students and make them to communicate and discover new concepts while having fun. The use of project-based strategies and new technologies, such as Glogster EDU, make them successful in their work with different kinds of media, which is a great way for developing and improving students' 21st century skills. Through the project the students enjoyed funny and creative learning, built awareness as peacemakers, learned how to communicate and collaborate through different kinds of social media, understood that they must accept the different, became familiar with project partners' countries and cultures, and enlarged their horizons. Through the discussions that took place in the classroom the students understood the value of peace, how important it is for humanity and that it is a good that all people in the world have the right to enjoy. layout of the classroom completely changed, the desks were combined, the students were moving in the classroom, the relationships among them became more relaxed having the sense more that they play rather that they work. The students built self-confidence through the pursuit of the common goal, took initiatives, even the most spineless students developed their imagination and creativity, shared common experiences, built knowledge together and ultimately developed dynamic interactive relationships. Through their participation in the programme and the collaborative work with other schools, they acquired new skills, experienced other cultures and civilizations, understood that there may be people who are different, who have other folkways and culture. Conclusively I would say that the overall experience with eTwinning was very positive not only for my students but for myself as well, and that we appreciate the fact that we got the chance to build new friendships, discover new places and start thinking in a more open way. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Before I close I would like to mention some generic benefits gained by the students through their participation in the eTwinning programme. The 76