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On this project’s blog the students get a clear overview of what is expected for the project. Each task is described in detail in the section parcours.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Individual presentation: digital world of youngsters (launch of project)

For a listening audience of all the teachers of the school the students gave a presentation of 2 items concerning their digital universe. The students used the Smart board and made use of Smart Notebook SE and Microsoft Powerpoint. (6 October 2009).

2. Group presentation

For a jury of teachers and external judges the teams (groups of 2) presented their contribution to the project. The students used the Smart board and made use of Smart Notebook SE and Microsoft Powerpoint. (15 December 2009).

REFLECTING & WRITING (PUBLISHING) ABOUT TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

1. The students built a group blog (WordPress) according to prescriptions, that fitted into the blog cluster of the project.

2. The students took part in 3 forum discussions on the main blog.

3. The students selected each 2 articles and published them on their group blogs together with their personal comment.

CORE ACTIVITY: INTERACTION WITH TARGET GROUP

Each team organized from beginning till end 3 activities for the teachers. (In total 21 activities have been organized. Activity 1: October 2009 – Activity 2: November 2009 – Activity 3 – 2010.)

1. The students invited teachers and communicated with target group. (Doodle – message tool of ELE)

2. The students prepared the activity using the ‘6 thinking hats of De Bono’ and wrote down the preparations in the Office Live Workspace + SkyDrive.

3. The students met with the teachers and gave the training.*

4. For each of the 3 activities the following elements were added to the group blogs:

a. a post with a short teaser and a hyperlink to the new content behind the tabs

b. a page with a description of the tool

c. a page with a description of the activity (project)

5. Follow up communication with target group (BUDDY-system)

* In some cases the students didn’t give a real training but they immediately helped a teacher with a school activity. This was of course an even better application of Teacher Aid.

Some students gave a work shop for pupils of the vocational section and accompanied pupils and teacher with the creation of a stop movie. Another Teacher Aid team gave assistance for the launch of the Amnesty International week at school and helped (and instructed) the teacher with movies that had to be shown in an auditorium. Some other students even went to a teacher’s home to sort out problems with a wireless printer.

FUTURE PLANS

Since about 70 % of the teachers showed interest in the project it will be continued. We also think of elaborating the target group to groups outside school like parents, elderly people, social groups etc.

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