Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 91

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------commerce, also compared prices of devices of different shop lines and countries. They make a wish list of the devices they would like to have, also collect devices used in the past. We also discovered the modern technology slang and music about technology. We closed the project by setting up some guidelines for using technology and a virtual online quest in the world of augmented reality. The project involved many innovative tools: brainstorming (Padlet, linoit), designing newspapers (Sway), creating videos (Windows Movie Maker, Photopeach), presentations (MS Powerpoint), photo editing softwares (Notegraphy, MS Autocollage, recitethis), cooperation (Google Docs, Symbaloo, Thinglink, Titanpad), Augmented reality (QR codes, Aurasma), videoconference (Skype), mindmap (coggle), evaluation (OneDrive survey), creating PowerPoint games to test each other’s knowledge, presentations using Sway, infographics. We managed to integrate many subjects, like English, English for Special Purposes (selling electronic devices), IT and Training Practice. The project developed many 21st century competences: life and career skills (using your professional knowledge for specific purposes), innovation (being in a project), IT skills (using IT for specific purposes not just Facebook, doing independent research), social awareness (how does technology affect our everyday lives? does it also have dark sides? Discussing very important topics such as cyber bullying and identity theft), responsible decisionmaking (work in a group and divide the roles, present your findings and teach the others), collaboration (group work, pair work). In conclusion, eTwinning projects are a great chance for many students all over Europe, and the use of technology facilitates the communication between their schools, helps teachers and students to learn and grow each day – together. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Experiences from the seminar "How to make a good collaborative eTwinning project" by Dalibor Todorović "How to make a good collaborative eTwinning project" was a seminar organized by the eTwinning National Support Service of Slovakia in hotel Saffron in Bratislava between 21 and 23 May 2015. The seminar was intended for school teachers from Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatian, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania who work with children aged 12 to 18 years. The aim of the seminar was to establish cooperation with European counterparts and launch European projects using eTwinning portal. Regarding the fact that Serbia officially joined eTwinning in January 2015, eTwinning National Support Service of Serbia enabled the participation of five teachers from the Republic of Serbia at this seminar and invited interested teachers who work with children aged 12 to 18 years to apply for participation. Interested teachers needed to meet the following basic requirements for the registration: - work in schools in the Republic of Serbia, with children aged 12 to 18 years; - are registered at the eTwinning portal; - have participated in at least one eTwinning project; - speak good English since the seminar was being organized in the English language. Besides these basic requirements for choosing participants, the candidates who were the founders of at least one European eTwinning project had the advantage over the other candidates. They also had to submit basic information about their project, how they organized working with children within the project, the way they cooperate with European partners, which items are included into the project, how the project's theme is linked to the curriculum and which TwinSpace portion of the portal and tools were used by the project. 91