Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 86

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------lighthouse in Piran. Pictures of this exhibition were shared on the TwinSpace and are in the ebook. Christmas celebrations in Poland The project concluded with pupils and teachers reflecting on the project. The pupils loved taking part in the quizzes which were designed to test their learning from the project. Some pupils also made Christmas cards using Scratch programming. These were shared on the TwinSpace. Pupils at Steeton, England, taking part in one of the project’s quizzes All the work from the project was collected into an ebook: http://issuu.com/djlinford/docs/ebook_christmas_tr uce_d9566b9fe580c0?e=15687093/12028554. This includes links to our video files, and to the reports on the project in the media in England, Poland and Ukraine. The UK NSS was allowed access to the project to help with webinars on using the new TwinSpace. Pupils explained on the TwinSpace about Christmas customs in their country. Again, this was planned so that the pupils could learn from each other – and learn about each other’s countries. I believe that eTwinning makes this kind of co-operation and peer learning possible and helps to break down barriers and prejudices. The project was featured on the UK National Support Service (British Council) Schools Online newsletter in a feature called “Peace on Earth” (http://britishcouncil.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/AA7 E58170B44C9FC2540EF23F30FEDED/B804ED7C121 891D6C45D7BC1A387288D) and in a British Council case study entitled “What does a project look like?” (http://www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning/what/case -study). The project brought the pupils of our schools together, both literally and metaphorically. It was a real privilege to take part in the live carol concert via video call. By exchanging information about World War I, the children gained a much deeper understanding of the history of the war. The exchange of Christmas cards was a further reminder of the Christmas Truce of 1914 when the soldiers exchanged small gifts. 86