collaboration

Radio Rasant

Project Location
Country: 
Germany
City: 
Sundern/ Northrine-Westfalia
Organization
Organization Name: 
Staedtische Realschule Sundern
Organization Type: 
School
Website
www.radiosant.org
Project Type
Education from 16 to 18 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Students from around the world are preparing one hour radio transmissions relayed around the world using United Nations transmitter facilities
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The project was born in august 2000 after an "Enrichment day" where students reported about their school at a local fm station. Five young ladies ( 2 Ramonas, 2 Sarahs and one Tina - rasant) who joined this reporting team decided to launch a students' radio project to go on what they had started 4 months before. Searchinf for a radio station name they combined the firs letters of their surnames. Fron April 2002 we started with our international transmissions after we had some trouble with our local transmitter according to the topics we had presented. From that term they reported about topics fronm abroad. This usually cause that the young reporters would travelarount to meet people over there or to get an imagination of what was happening abroad. This couldn't be financed. Therefore we started to search for foreign services: students' groups from abroad who have been reporting from their area ( country, city, school, etc.). Meanwhile there are about 15 foreign services around the world. These are preparing one common topic mainly due to the UN Millenium Goals or other global topics. The foreign services send their contributions to Germany where the students combine all files and gather them into one radio programme. This final programme will be relayed parallel on different media services: by German local fm transmitters, by UN Mediumwave and Shortwave transmitters, by UN internet services and by the internet service of the Austrian Ministry of Education.
How long has your project been running?
08/2000
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
This project offers a lot of different opportunities to the students: 1) it implements a lot of different media to be used to create a common programme. The young reporters use specific computers and soud software to gather the material. They use skype accounts to get into contact with their fellows abroad to discuss the structure and contence of the final programme. So they do not use internet and computers for research and communication only but to create a final result. 2) They have to use english as a common language to be used for communication among the students group. But they are open to every kind of language they get. There are no restrictions to the foreign services. But it is a challenge to find somebody who will help the German to understand what is reported in the foreign contributions. 3) They get a lot of-self confidence when they are doing their "job". To collect interviews on the street, to be interviewed by somebody else and to be responsible with the information they get from abroad 4) in our city there are living people from more than 60 different nations. The students get open minded to foreigners and accept their cultural heritage and language.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We have got a lot of honors and prices concerning our programme. You can find some hints on our website www.radiosant.org. Concerning environmental sustainability we got some honor from the European National Geographic Magazine in malmo (Sweden), from our local German power supplier RWE (winner of the Environmental Protection Award 2010, vice winner of the environmental protection award 2009) and from the German Unesco in collaboration with with the German store company "dm". ( Be a Futurist; project name; ideas; future; initiatives)
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
We don't have a specific number of collaboraters each month. It depends on the topic and the phase of the project. During some month there is no collaborationwith students abroad, sometimes more than 100.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
05/2012
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
The project implements modern web 2.0 services.it is not isalated as a single project at school but implemented into regular lesson sometimes. The results of the project will be carried back into regular lesson again ( excellent interaction between regular lesson and project work)
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Project Location
Country: 
Romania
City: 
Brasov
Organization
Organization Name: 
Scoala Generala Nr.9 ,,Nicolae Orghidan" Brasov
Organization Type: 
0
Website
http://juscetwinningproject.blogspot.com/
Project Type
Education up to 10 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a project based on a singing contest.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The idea of the project came when I met online some partners on eTwinning portal. We decided to develop our students cultural awarness in a creative, motivating and pleasent way. The children recorded a song in their language and shared with everyone involved. Then they voted on a winner. They also sent introductory video, emails about theirselves and home. They gave their opinion and they made friends. They developed their 21st Century skills. 5 partner schools were awarded with the Quality Label for their work. They are: Hurryiet Ilkogretim Okulu- Turkey, IS Luigi Barone- Italy, Scuola media " Fracassetti- Betti" - Italy, Ecole elementaire "Les Vikings" Tourretot- France and Scoala Generala Nr.9 ,,Nicolae Orghidan" Brasov- Romania.
How long has your project been running?
09/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
The project main objectives were to develop language skills, to develop global links and to develop cultural awareness. The students prepared introductions and recorded the song in their mother tongue. They voted the winner and they were in continue contact with partners involved. They had a voice because they chose the recorded song and they voted the winner. They visited the project twinspace -http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p34719- and webpages and they left comments and shared experience. They were informed about other cultures and they listened other languages. They developed their computer skills and they proved critical thinking during the voting process. They visited the project blog, read the partners presentation letters and watched their town presentation loaded-up on the twinspace . They looked at the photos posted on the twinspace by our partners and they talked about what they noticed: what was similar vs. what was different. They prepared their song in their mother tongue , threy recorded it and then they uploaded the video on the twinspace. They watched or listened the other songs and tried to recognize the language.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
The students developed their musical talent and their selfconfidence. They developed their ICT skills, they collaborated and comunicated during the work process. They were involved into a competition and they work hard in order to win it. They used their own language and they used foreign languages too.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
The pupils knew each other from the photos and the presentation They were young children but they visited with their teacher the blog and the twinspace and they could share their work and their experience with the other partners involved into the project. They worked together in order to took and upload photos and to record the song for the contest. They elected their ambassadors for their vote expressing.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
Less than 1 year
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
str. Brazilor nr.18, Brasov- 500 313+
Since when?: 
12/2011
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Our project is a great lesson about communication in foreign languages and about the universal language of art. Music is an universal communication code and it could be a wonderful tool for developing many of 21st century skills in school. Junior Eurovision Song Contest proves that the students are real competitors and good active citizens even they are coming from different cultures and civilizations.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
It was a real challenge to compete with so many teams from different countries and to find the appropriate online tool for organizing the contest and the voting process. Partner teachers decided to use in the next contest radio online tools because they are safer.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
We were very proud we were the winner of the contest. We want to be very good in the next session too and to prove we are " The Little Bells" so we have already started our work in Junior Eurovision Song Radio.

King of my castle

Project Location
Country: 
Romania
City: 
Caracal
Organization
Organization Name: 
Gh. Magheru Caracal
Organization Type: 
0
Website
http://king-of-my-castle.blogspot.com/
Project Type
Education from 11 to 15 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Based on Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, our eTwinning project tried to tackle each one of them, using the real castles and trying to "strengthen" the castles of our children's minds
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The project idea came at the end of an eTwinning learning event based on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. We decided to apply the theory and see how our students will react. The theme was very generous and very well chosen. The students accepted the project with great enthusiasm, which they kept until the end. The work process was planned on 6 topics: - real castles in each country presentations, along with their natural surroundings(natural smart) - stories about castles, jumbled ones, unfinished or even fictional( language smart) - mathematical problems related to castles ( dimensions, age, number of rooms...) (maths and logical smart) exchanged and solved by partner students. - best draw or icon of a castle( kinesthetic and spatial smart), contest where children will comment and vote their partners' works of art( social smart). -songs related to castles, recorded by our children or searched by them on youtube( musical smart) -games, quizzes, puzzles(self smart). The initial time-schedule of 6 months was compressed because children were so enthusiastic they solved more than one task a month, so the most of active partners completed them in advance, working in ICT, History, Geography, Language, Maths, Art and Music classes. 6 of the partner schools were awarded with the European Quality Label in eTwinning. They are: Adriana Maris-Colegiul National "Coriolan Brediceanu", Lugoj, Romania; Beata Janus-Lewczyńska-Szkoła Podstawowa nr 24 im. Jana Marcina Szancera, Częstochowa, Poland; Cristina Nicolaita (FOUNDER), Scoala cu clasele I-VIII Gheorghe Magheru, Caracal, Romania; Cristina Ongaro, Istituto Comprensivo B. Barbarani, Minerbe, Italy; Florin Mariş, Scoala cu clasele I-VIII Nr. 2, Lugoj, Romania; KSENIJA VIDMAR-NINCEVIC (FOUNDER), Osnovna škola Bartula Kašića Zadar, ZADAR, Croatia.
How long has your project been running?
10/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Our main interests in developing this project were Multiple Intelligences and 21st Century Skills. Creativity and innovation; Critical thinking and problem solving; Communication; Collaboration. Following Bloom's taxonomy, the Project aims are divided into: *Cognitive Students will (Students learn important issues of famous castles, *Develop their awareness of geographical & historical features of other partner countries, *Improve their ICT & EL skills, *Affective Students will, *Develop and widen up their interpersonal skills via communication with their partners, *Show the positive disposition towards the introduction of the European dimension within the school setting,*Psychomotor Students will,*Develop their artistic skills and multiple talents.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
The pedagogical innovative result achieved by our project consisted in treating a theme (Castles) by different approaches, using the theory of Multiple Intelligences. In this manner, all the students involved were able to find their place in the project, according to their best intelligence and, working together as a team, they developed their 21st Century Skills. The students used their creativity in every project activity or aspect, because they chose the way to express themselves (through art, science, collaboration, use of ICT, etc)
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
We used teachers room, but also twinspace ( http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p37934/welcome), project diary ( http://twinblog.etwinning.net/27550/), messenger and e-mail to discuss issues, to exchange opinions, to offer and ask for help. We also collaborated through tools like google.docs, wallwisher, voicethread, easypool to organize our work and solve the tasks together. Our blog received about 200 visits a month.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
Less than 1 year
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Specify: 
We didn't need funding.
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
R. Calomferescu Street, No 7, Cod 235200, Caracal, Romania
Since when?: 
10/2010
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
Students were free to upload additional material.Pupils take account of the needs of partner schools regarding the use of ICT, too.That is the best part of the project as they suggested the contest for the best icon (they voted for the best one), created their fictional stories, even shape poems, new Romeo and Juliet version....We were peers and that was great! The same happened with our partners. That's the integration of the highest possible creative collaborative work of our students and ourselves, as teachers, and other partnering schools which we've never experienced before!
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Our several-month experience while working on this Project tells us that the idea could be easily adaptable to any age of a child. Moreover, we could continue the Project this year with the same/different students, engage the same/add new partners and, of course, we'd update new ICT tools to demonstrate the Project aims.

Eratosthenes, how BIG is our World?

Project Location
Country: 
France
City: 
Lafranàcaise
Organization
Organization Name: 
Collège Antonin Perbosc
Organization Type: 
0
Website
http://www.eratosthenes.eu
Project Type
Education from 11 to 15 years
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Students from all continents join together to reproduce one of the science's 10 most beautiful experiments of all time: Eratosthenes' measurement of the Earth's circumference.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
This project combines the oldest science experiment and the newest ICT collaborative tools.l'hip–ˆ_THE_HISTORICAL_ERATOSTHENES_MEASUREMENT_(200_years_BC) : At noon on the summer solstice in the Egyptian town now called Aswan, the sun hovers straight overhead. When he heard about this fact, Eratosthenes, the librarian at Alexandria , realized he had the information he needed to estimate the circumference of the planet. On the same day and time, he measured shadows in Alexandria, finding that the solar rays there had a bit of a slant, deviating from the vertical by about 7°. Assuming the earth is spherical, its circumference spans 360°. So if the two cities are 7° apart, that would constitute 7/360 th of the full circle "” about 1/50 th. Estimating from travel time that the towns were 5,000 stadia apart, Eratosthenes concluded that the earth must be 50 times that size "” 250,000 stadia in girth (40,000km l'hip–ˆ_THE_MODERN_HANDS_ON_EXPERIMENT :Since sept 2000, thousands pupils have measured the Earth's circumference from their classroom. The pupils learn how to observe the shadows and the motion of the Sun in the sky, they build their own measuring instruments and they exchange their results with other schools through Internet. Several Web 2.0 platforms are used for this collaboration: The French (http://www.lamap.fr/eratos) and US (http://ciese.org/curriculum/noonday/) hands-on website, and the European eTwinning twinspace (http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p43838 ). Other measures are archived on public websites (http://eratosthenes2010.free.fr/). The last step in a series of measures are videoconferences during the autumnal and spring equinoxes, and summer solstice.
How long has your project been running?
06/2005
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
Many subjects are seen in a ludic point of view. â_HISTORY_&_GEOGRAPHY_ : with ancient Egypt, Eratosthenes, and the localization of the partners. ASTRONOMY: the shadows show the trajectory of the sun during the day and how this course changes with the seasons. â_PHYSICS_: light and shadow are at the heart of the project. Experiments are done on the field, then simulations in the classroom reproduce what has been observed. â_TECHNOLOGY_ : The instruments : gnomons, plumb line, air level, set square, quadrants, are designed, made, tested and adjusted by the pupils. â_MATHEMATICS_&_GEOMETRY_: The pupils have to use parallels, angles, triangles, circles, length differences. â_ORAL_&_WRITTEN_LANGUAGE_, are used in every activity, especially for experimental process : the pupils make hypothesis, design experiments, observations and then give conclusions, either orally or in a day-to-day log. â_ICT_: thanks to the Internet, the pupils make documentary researches, and discuss with other pupils to compare and exchange the results of their measures and calculations. â–ˆ_PLASTIC_ARTS_: This project gives the opportunity to show one's creativity: drawings showing Eratosthenes history, models of the experiments, calligraphy with hieroglyphs and Greek alphabet. ╠═The fact that the primary school pupils have only a slight mathematical knowledge seems to be a problem, but it is possible to discover these notions in a different way, more concrete, with paper, templates, paper rulers, graduated circles, and strings: the pupils do not have to prove the properties of a figure, but they simply have to check them and see what they can do with. Some children with school problems discover through these activities the opportunity to show their inventiveness, their resourcefulness, skillfulness, as well as their sense of mutual aid: these qualities, acknowledged by their peers, will give them more self-confidence and a desire to continue with other fields.
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
More than the result of calculation of the Earth's circumference, more than the achievement of disciplinary objectives, the use of collaborating web 2.0 tools that enabled students all around the world to work on a planetary project is the most exciting result. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp5HH54FxyM (march 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6f18j3AeiM (june 2011)
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
The project follows a seasonal schedule, depending on the movement of the Earth. 4 appointments are the 2 equinoxes & 2 solstices. The spring equinox is the one that brings together the most participants because of school calendars. At each "appointment", finalized by a videoconference between 10 and 20 schools are met. The number of students per school ranged from 20 to 30 students for Europeans to more than 150 in India when this event is associated with a celebration of science.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
le bourg 46800 Saint Daunes (personal)
Since when?: 
06/2005
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
This project is a great source of inspiration for teachers who participate. Many projects have been created by these teachers on various subjects. First is the choice of a topic that motivates students and may involve participation in the worldwide highlighting the human factor and what unites Humanity.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The main challenge is organizing a videoconference gathering all the participants at the same time. For march videoconference, when it was 2pm in western Europe, it was 9pm in Malaysia and 9 am in Canada. 4 continents were on line ,15 schools (Malaysia, India, Slovenia, France, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Argentina, Slovakia, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Greece) In june a new partner in Taiwan integrated our network.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
We have now a core of teachers, some of them working on this project since 2005 and determined to make this world go round, and let the sun shine, to make this project last for many years furthermore. Rossella Bragazzi & Monica Fabbri : project coordinators in Italy Tatjana Gulic : eTwinning ambassador (Slovenia) Maria Georgiadou : eTwinning ambassador (Greece) Caroline Sarfati : eTwinning ambassador (France) Eric Vayssie : eTwinning ambassador (France) India is the most representated country with 4 shools in 2011 june experiment. Our coordinator Deepak Sharma organizes special events for India in remote schools in places like Kashmir : http://youtu.be/nh7TMYqI_vA

studentská praxe na Facebooku // student practice on Facebook

Project Location
Country: 
Czech Republic
City: 
Brno
Organization
Organization Name: 
David Å mehlà­k
Organization Type: 
8
Specify: 
individual
Website
http://www.facebook.com/studentskapraxe
Project Type
Helping youth step in the job market
Project Description
Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Aim of this project is to connect young people, students with various institutions, companies, non-profits or other initiatives, via new everyday medium Facebook, in order to cooperate symbiotically.
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 
The name speaks for itself. It is a link connecting young people, students with various institutions or groups, companies, non-profits, ngos or other (student) initiatives in order to cooperate symbiotically. On the one hand students need to take some practice/praxis (at some schools it is compulsory) or want to gain invaluable experience, on the other, those mentioned subjects always look for fresh brains and a possibility to get some work done for free. It is an area where the majority of universities fail, the bridge between theory and practice.
How long has your project been running?
02/2010
Objectives and Innovative Aspects
What are the specific objectives of the project and what are the instruments used to achieve them?: 
As the facebook page states in the mission: collaboration/development*/participation and in products: better people. One of the objectives is to activate and motivate young people. The project tries to solve the problem with fresh inexperienced graduates on the labor market. *human resource development
Results
Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
I don't usually receive a lot of feedback (besides likes), but from time to time, somebody sends me a thank you message for posting their offer, because they got some positive replies afterwards.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 
According to Facebook statistics for pages called "Page Insights" I had 1,116 "Monthly Active Users" last month.
Sustainability
What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 1 to 3 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
Specify: 
None. My free time and energy.
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Spodnà­ 2, Brno, Czech Republic
Since when?: 
02/2010
Transferability
Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 
-- Young people are our future, they need to be prepared for it asap. -- Nobody can steal what is in your head, ie your education, experience.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes
Background Information
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
-- my dream is that I, as a middle man, wont be necessary anymore, the page will become a platform -- recently we started talking about a polish mutation with my friend from Poland, ie foreign mutations possibly -- get more "fans" and visibility in general, more cooperation/interaction with companies