Name of school: OŠ Blanca, Slovenia
Name of teacher/teachers involved: Mojca Hojski
Do you give learners the time, resources, opportunity to identify and pursue their dreams?
How is this described in your national curriculum:
We need to offer pupils time and ability to express themselves, enable them the so called “whole” approach of learning – gathering experiences, learning from their mistakes etc. We have to develop ICT skills as well.
Which subject(s) do you focus on:
What is your academic objectives for the project:
To get to know pupils more – their hobbies, dreams, plans for the future..., To start them thinking about the future To search for things on the Internet and to be aware of “false” data it may include (develop critical thinking, searching for information…) To use different programmes (MSWord, PP…) for making their essay
Which grade(s) do you work with:
8. (13-year-olds) and 9. (14)
Briefly describe the teaching process:
I asked pupils what they usually dream about, what their dreams are and from there on I asked them to think and image what their vision of the future is and they had to write their ideas on the tablets (MS Words). Next I asked them, if they can image what life will look like in 2050 and if they can draw or describe or find some images regarding it (some draw and scanned their pictures, some found pictures on the internet from various movies like Avatar or similar. Later they all presented their ideas using either MS Words projections or MS PowerPoint.
What ICT areas have you chosen to focus on and are these new to the students or already familiar:
They looked for information on the Internet, used MS programmes, which was familiar with them, what we focused more on was inserting links/hyper connections into the documents, arranging the sides, inserting header/foot note and similar.
Which way did you reach contact with another school (eTwinning might be a great place to look for new partners)?
Self-evaluation after the end of the course
In which areas did you achieve the academic objectives of your project:
In all areas planned: English and using ICT as well as connecting more with the pupils, getting to know more about them.
In which areas did you not achieve the academic objectives of your project:
What will in a future project help you to achieve these kind of academic objectives:
Pupils have the ability to express themselves, write about the things that interest them while using modern devices close to them.
Do you have particular good experiences with the teaching in this course:
Yes, I do.
Which didactic considerations would contribute to the improvement of the course:
Giving pupils time and the ability to express themselves, to share their ideas, dreams, vision and for other pupils to listen to them and not to judge them, but respect their ideas.
Could cooperation with the school in another country be even better and what would have required this?
Yes, we should have contacted other schools, so in the future, we could exchange ideas…
Was the ICT you chose to use in this project the right in a professional context or could other ICT have worked better
As far as I know it was used in the right way, maybe in the future, some other programmes could be used like Audacity, which we learnt about at the FAST group meeting in Lublin – especially for the pupils who are shy…
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Other comments or recommendations that you and others will be able to enjoy in similar courses
For future references we could make video-conferences with other pupils, so they see each other, communicate and are able to ask each other questions…