Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 66

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------to “Dead Poets Society”. The mode of expression will be poetry. game. They created and voted for the logo of the project. Secondly, the pupils used a Voki programme to create avatars and say ‘once upon a time’ in their native language. Then, they used their language and literacy skills, imagination and creativity to create a joint fairy tale, which was presented as an eBook. The pupils suggested the title for the fairy tale and voted for it. Finally, they participated in a collaborative and interactive online drawing for the cover of the book. The link to the project trailer: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Digital resources at early ages in the eTwinning project “Fairytale between cultures” by Vasilica Gazdac Using digital resources to kindergarten ages is still a step forward for IT skills training of children and the eTwinning platform offers space for presentation of the results through collaborative projects, teachers’ groups, laboratories and webinars. eTwinning project "Fairytale Between cultures" was conducted during the school year 2014-2015 in our kindergarten and gathered schools and kindergartens throughout all Europe: 2nd Kindergarten of Nea Triglia, Chalkidiki, Greece, Preschool Teacher Tsirimpasi Eleni; Şehit İnan Er Akçam İlköğretim Okulu, Ardahan, Turkey, Preschool Teacher Ibrahim Onur Gökdoğan; Lopšelis-darželis "Krivūlė", Vilnius, Lithuania, Preschool Teacher Aida Makutėnienė; Regent's Park Children's Centre, London, United Kingdom, Preschool Teacher Violeta Korkucyte; School Tiberiu Morariu Salva, Salva, Romania, Preschool Teacher Vasilica Gazdac. I have integrated the project into the existing curriculum by meeting Foundation Stage early learning goals in most areas of development and learning. For example, personal, social and emotional development (working collaboratively in groups; being independent; talking about their interests and opinions; turn taking and sharing), communication and language (listening to a story; retelling and sequencing events), literacy (creating their own stories; making drawings and ascribing meaning to them), understanding the world (learning about different countries and cultures; talking about differences and similarities; using a camera, computer and whiteboard), and creative arts and design (making drawings; creating a story). The project “Fairytale between cultures” aimed at sharing and exchanging ideas, thoughts and experiences between different cultures. Firstly, pupils found out about different countries by watching schools’ presentations and playing interactive online games, such as a fl Y