Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 59

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------As we mentioned, we tried to find at least one project for each class at school. ‘We Love Blogging’ is another eTwinning Project with Grade 5 and Grade 7 pupils. They created a blog on their life, school, family, customs, traditions, daily life. Our partner schools were from Slovakia, Poland, Spain, Denmark and Romania. Our 5th Graders also exchanged Christmas Cards with their peers from Poland. Moreover, they exchanged Easter cards and parcels including handcrafts for each other. Also 8th and 9th Graders sent their Christmas cards to Italy, Spain, Romania and Czech Republic. issues. Each country also shared important pictures reflecting social, historic, environmental or cultural events of their own country and students had the chance to learn much more about each other's culture by researching and sharing information about each picture. In the second part of the project, one of the tasks was working collaboratively on writing a short story of about one thousand words. The 1st group (Greek students) were given a couple of story openings to choose and write the 1st part of the story which the 2nd group would stick to and continue and then the 3rd and the 4th.Words would give more words and hence we reversed the title from 'A picture is worth a thousand words' to 'One thousand words are worth of what picture? After the story was complete, students from each partner country chose a picture to illustrate the story. You can read the story of these enthusiastic writers. The Last Chance The other eTwinning project that we want to mention is called “A Picture is worth a Thousand Words”. We carried out it with a group of students from 10th grade. Our partner schools were from Greece, Poland and France. The name of our project was “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” so the students selected photos on an assigned topic, attached short descriptions or stories and published them on a visual platform where all participants could be inspired to interact, evaluate and contribute with more photographs and comments or stories. As part of our first task, students were asked to take photos of people in the streets and create a story about their lives. At the end of this task, there was a photo-story competition and students voted on the best two stories from each country. The two stories from Turkey got the highest vote rate. This task was followed by choosing photos which shook the world. All the students were asked to do research about these photos and were able to become more aware of historic events and social GREECE: Time was running out. It was John’s last chance to prove he could cope with the high demands of the match and his team’s expectations. The semi-final between Greece and Poland was approaching to its end. 10 seconds remained to bring the winner that would face France in the final UEFA European Championship. The coach had called timeout and while he was giving instructions, John’s mind was travelling away. His family had moved to Greece from Istanbul since he was a baby and at the age of 23, he was accepted in the National Greek team as a promising scorer. His school life was a complete failure because his stammering in speech and his frequent blushing when he felt anxious often triggered his classmates’ laugh and jokes. His sport life was not happier either. He could feel instinctively that his teammates did not like him. Even the coach seemed to be prejudiced against him. He certainly encouraged him while training but in most games he was not given the chance to leave the bench often. And