Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 90

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Let’s get down to e-business” partners:  „Petru Rareș” National College Beclean, Romania;  Nagykátai Ipari Szakközépiskola és Szakiskola, Nagykáta, Hungary;  Obchodní akademie a VOŠE Tábor, Tábor, Czech Republic;  Pentapolis Upper Highschool, Pentapolis Serres, Greece;  Cihangir Ortaokulu, İstanbul, Turkey. In the project, students had to found their own companies based on their interests or studies. Once the companies were all up, students divided the roles within the business among themselves and also decided what vacancies they had. Then they had to write their CVs and apply for positions at other companies. Our aim was to make vocational students realise they can use the internet for meaningful learning purposes. Besides we wanted them to use English language, to collaborate, to get to know applications that can develop their digital competencies, to make them creative thinkers, to help them discover their own values, both personal and professional. The project involved many innovative tools: brainstorming (Padlet, linoit), creating videos (Windows Movie Maker), presentations (MS Powerpoint), photo editing softwares (Notegraphy, MS Autocollage, recitethis), cooperation (Google Docs, Symbaloo, Thinglink, Titanpad), Augmented reality (QR codes), videoconference (Skype), mindmap (coggle), evaluation (OneDrive survey), social media (Facebook and Twitter). The culmination of our project was in a visit to Microsoft Hungary in Budapest to see how a real company works and what they are doing in the field of education. This outing meant a lot to my students and they enjoyed being at a world-famous company where they would have never got to without eTwinning. The most successful result of the project was giving once again a lot of self-esteem and worth to our students who were able to see themselves what they are capable of if they believe in themselves. Our proje