eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 - Page 95

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2014 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I am going to retire on September 1st 2014. A different life is waiting for me but I have already started to feel nostalgic for what I am going to leave: my students’ involvement in projects, the possibility to experience new routes, the thread running through common goals to reach with my European partners and, above all, being part of this big family called eTwinning. Informatics / ICT, Music, Religion, Economics and others. Students and teachers involved achieved the aims of the project by learning about the regional or national traditional costumes as well as the customs of other countries. They discovered the value of clothing as a vehicle of culture, finding more about the contribution of economic and social factors to the clothing evolution and even imagining and creating clothing items of the future. Our students could also develop their skills on New Technologies by using several web 2.0 tools (on TwinSpace) and also using multimedia tools in order to present pictures, PowerPoint presentations or creating some videos. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For each month of the project a special activity was designed, and the results of our work were published on TwinSpace. One of the activities that took advantage of the students’ creativity and knowledge of ICT tools was the contest for designing the Logo. 58 logos entered the contest for the “Best logo” to represent our project. The winner was a logo designed by a student from Romania, Alina Motisan. Culture through Fashion by Lidia Monica Boje B orn from the desire of developing a deeper understanding of our European partners’ culture, traditions, clothing items related to them and a wider opening to Europe for our students, the eTwinning project “Culture through Fashion” started on December 2013 and ended on June 2014. Two teachers from Romania and Greece met on an eTwinning Learning Event called “Finding partners in eTwinning”, put together the basic ideas and initiated the project. Shortly, our project became an eTwinning Plus one as more and more teachers, even from the European neighborhood took part in it: Poland, Turkey, Portugal and also Azerbaijan, summing 11 teachers and 130 students. It was designed for students aged 9 to 12 and it was a multidisciplinary, cross-curricular project as it involved knowledge from different areas, such as: Art, Geography, History, History of Culture, For the activities planned in January and February, students had to do a lot of research, finding out more about clothing in ancient times and also the clothing evolution from 1900s until today. The little ones drew clothing items and the others made PowerPoint or Prezi presentations and short videos. In March and April students, guided by their teachers, made some research on traditional customs and costumes of their county and also made drawings and presentations. The Romanian students prepared four traditional folkloric dances for their European partners and uploaded photos and videos with the event. 95