Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 22

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We did not focus only on the “normal” geometry taught in primary schools. We had also a glimpse at the 4 colour theorem, when drawing and colouring shape-pictures with paint.net. Children loved to create the Möbius strip and got a first feeling of Topology (short explained as the study of shapes). All partners searched and photographed shapes and bodies in daily life and made amazing videos, not only showing shapes but also the living environment of the partners. We shared ideas and knowledge for example the Hungarian pupils created their own shape board games. But we created a multilingual audiovisual booklet with some “shape words” too. Pupils were really motivated to learn the geometrical vocabulary in all languages. Could you imagine that “die Kugel”, “gömb”, “sfera”, “küremean” have all the same meaning? Let us solve: it means sphere. We teachers are sure that this project helped our kids enormously to get a fundamental knowledge of geometry and creative thinking. The international team work helped us teachers to improve our teaching skills as well. Patrizia from Rome drew our attention to the video “Donald in Mathmagic Land”, which is available on YouTube in different languages. We taught our partners how to fold a Tetrahedron from a sheet of paper. Scientix and eTwinning http://www.scientix.eu Originally an initiative of the European Commission, Scientix is managed by European Schoolnet (EUN) under the European Union’s 7thFramework Programme. EUN is a consortium of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe. Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. But how can Scientix help you to start / get ideas or even carry out a STEM related eTwinning project? Have a look on some possibilities teachers are provided by Scientix. Teachers can • browse through the Scientix resources repository and find inspiration 22