ICT

Project Location

Country: 
Uganda
City: 
Kampala

Organization

Organization Name: 
Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
James Ssenabulya
Address: 
P.O. Box, 1051 Nakaseke
Telephone: 
+256 782 699495
E-Mail: 
ssenajimmie@yahoo.com

Website

facebook.com/nakasekeruralyouthsustainablelivelihoodsinitiative

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Project Type

Helping youth step in the job market

Project Description

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Mobile ICT training is an ICT training initiative that is aimed at equipping the young people with basic ICT knowledge and skills as a means for literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building, preparing them for future employment. The project targets rural underserved young people in rural areas of Nakaseke, in Central Uganda that have been left behind in terms of ICT skilling, thus bridging the digital informational gap between their counterparts in the urban centres.

 

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Uganda developed its initial ICT national policy in 2003 in which the framework document recognized that the country needed to embrace the goal of lifelong education for all. The policy also addresses literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building with strategies that include integrating ICT into mainstream educational curricula as well as other literacy programmes to provide for equitable access for all students regardless of level. Efforts have been made to introduce ICT both in primary and secondary schools of Uganda so as to equip learners with the necessary skills and tools that would prepare them for the job market.

Although the country’s national ICT policy lays emphasis on providing infrastructure to schools, this has not yet been realized mainly in rural schools as the adoption level is still low.

There have been hindrances ranging from low income to support the programme, limited power supply to rural schools, shortage of ICT teachers and many others. Irrespective of these challenges, the government has moved on to make ICT education as one of the compulsory subsidiary subjects at secondary levels of education. It is a very big challenge to many rural students and schools as they can’t afford to own computers as their counterparts in urban schools which has created a digital divide among the rural and urban students.

It is behind this background that the Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative was established. The project is conducting an ICT training programme to rural schools and communities to help them acquire skills as a means for literacy improvement and human resource capacity-building in rural areas.

The Nakaseke Rural Youth Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative, a rural youth project that also runs other community development programmes on agriculture and health, started with 3 laptop computers that we used to carry out training. As of now, the project has grown and boasts of 15 mobile computers that can at least accommodate the average class population of 60 students at a ratio of about 4:1. Our project has a committed, competent and experienced training team of trainers with a very rich expertise in conducting and managing ICT training classes. Each day of the week, the team moves to the different schools and communities as per the training schedules. The training involves both theory and practical tailor made lessons.

How long has your project been running?

2015-07-01 00:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Specific obectives for starting this project are;

  1. To prepare the young population for future employment opportunities
  2. Equiping the young people with ICT skills that would help them to compete with the ever changing world of technology
  3. Bridging the digital gap between the rural and urban youth in terms of access and usability of ICT tools.

The instruments used in achieving these objectives are;

  1. Computers
  2. Still and Motion digital Cameras
  3. Mobile phones
  4. Sound recorders

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We have achieved a number of successes; 1. Since its establishment two years back, the programme has benefited over nine hundred (900) students and out of school youths from the community, among which many have been employed and others have started their own business centres. 2. We have continued to register an overwhelming number of students offering the subject however much it’s a new subject on the national curriculum, to especially rural learners. 3. We have also helped to improve on the way teachers deliver their lessons. We have organized special trainings for them to equip them with skills on how to effectively use ICT tools to simplify their teaching methods. 4. At instructional level, we have been able to help students understand how to use computers to improve their learning using e-resources like Encarta and the Encyclopedia that have added to their general better performance. We have done various assessments and we are keenly monitoring our learners to see their continuity with ICT. We have also been able to find job placement for a number of our youth trainees from our community as our main goal for empowering rural young people for future employment.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

We usually interact with over 200 young people on a monthly basis.

These we meet them during our school training programmes around the community schools and at our local training hub. We also reach others online through our online platform and by short messages (sms) direct to their mobile phones.

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
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Sale of products or services
Specify: 
Community Based Organisation (CBO)
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2020-06-01 00:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Other practitioners can pick some good lessons from our project;

  1. That we can use the available resources to support our local communities not waiting for donations and grants only.
  2. That ICT skilling can help the young people cope up with this ever changing world of technology.
  3. That as individuals, we can help do something towards community development without waiting for our governments.
Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
1. First, rural communities had a bad attitude towards technology which required a lot of sensitization for mindset change of our communities. 2. Startup equipment and facilities like hardware. Such equipment is still very expensive in Uganda and this required much investment with no external support. 3. Frequent hardware and software breakdowns that require replacements and routine maintenance. 4. Unstable or completely no power supply to rural communities has greatly affected our lessons at some point, as computer power runs out and the alternative is costly to maintain. 5. Poor transport infrastructure has also greatly affected our programme and this has caused hardware breakdowns. 6. There is limited access and connectivity to the internet. Many times, we have failed to conduct internet-related lessons such as web design, email and internet searching, due to poor connectivity. Among the many challenges we have, we are trying to make strides to solve some of them. 1. We are seriously trying to partner with government to increase on the hardware equipment we have for better access. 2. We have trained a well qualified technical team to help us with hardware and software breakdowns. 3. We have started engaging our local government to support our cause to improve transport and electricity infrastructure in the rural areas we operate in. 4. We are already hopeful about the government's effort to move the internet backbone around most rural areas which will improve the connectivity.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
1. Considering the ever increasing demand for ICT training services, we are aiming at increasing our reach to further rural young people so as to give them equal opportunities to access and get skilled. 2. We are also looking forward to adding more and better training equipment to accommodate the ever increasing demand for the service. (like projectors, computers and other digital gadgets) 3. We are planning to start up ICT training camps during school breaks (holidays) to equip more youths who may not be beneficiaries of our routine schools outreaches with skills. 4. We have plans of establishing a fully-fledged vocational training centre that will offer mainly ICT training and other developmental courses and programmes in order to equip the young generation with skills that would contribute to sustainable livelihoods. 5. We are eagerly looking forward to partner with global players of ICT to increase and improve our skilling program. 6. We also hope to spread the idea to other rural communities to give chance to many more young people around the country.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
MILAN, ITALY

Organization

Organization Name: 
MUNICIPALITY OF MILAN
Organization Type: 
Public Institution

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
LUCIA SCOPELLITI
Address: 
VIA DOGANA 4, 20123 MILANO
Telephone: 
+ 39 02 884 64781
E-Mail: 
Lucia.Scopelliti@comune.milano.it

Website

www.milanosmartcity.org www.lavoroeformazioneincomune.it

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Project Type

Helping youth step in the job market

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

MY NEIGHBOURHOOD-MY CITY IS A EU CO-FUNDED PROJECT (ICT CALL) AIMED AT STRENGTHENING SOCIAL COHESION AND THE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY WITHIN DEPRIVED NEIGHBOURHOODS THROUGH INNOVATION AND ICT.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

VEDI FORM ALLEGATO

How long has your project been running?

2012-12-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

VEDI FORM ALLEGATO

Results

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VEDI FORM ALLEGATO
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

- 125 REGISTERED USERS IN THE BOOKING SYSTEM CIBOVICINO
- 110 LUNCHES PROVIDED (MARCH TO JUNE 2015)
- 10 USERS REPEATED THE EXPERIENCE TWICE
- 170 RESPONDENTS TO THE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRES
- 6 NEW COMMUNITIES CREATED ON MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
PLATFORM (ITALY)

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 3 to 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2015-04-29 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

RELAXATION OF RULES IS CRUCIAL TO EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE EXPERIMENTATION; THIS IMPLIES THAT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS NEED TO BE FULLY AND IN DEPTH AWARE OF THE EXPERIMENTS
9
MEANINGS IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM THE EXPERIMENTS INTO LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
- FORCING PARTICIPATORY ENVIRONMENTS IS NOT POSSIBLE: PARTICIPATION CONVERGES INTO WEB ENVIRONMENTS WITH DYNAMICS THAT ARE HARD TO CAPTURE AND CONTROL;
- WE NEED TO ACHIEVE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD: COLLECTIVE IS UNDER A PPP PERSPECTIVE.
- GROUP LEADERS HARDLY

RUN THE RISK TO LOSE THEIR POWER. SOMETIMES IT IS MO RE EFFECTIVE TO ENGAGE COMMUNITIES DIRECTLY AT THEIR INSIDE RATHER THROUGH THEIR LEADERS.
- GROUPS BELONGING TO MOVEMENTS USING THE SAME PLAT
FORM KEEP THE PLATFORM

AS PART OF THEIR MOVEMENT IDENTITY.
- CHANGING PLATFORM OR ENRICHING THE USED ONE INTEGR ATING ITS FUNCTIONS WITH OTHERS OF OTHER PLATFORM IS PERCEIVED AS A RISK TO BE ADVERSE TO.
- PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO TAKE A LEADING ROLE IN INNOVATION. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SHOULD PROMOTE MORE DYNAMIC AND EFFICIENT WORKING METHODS TO INVOLVE AND EMPOWER KEY-STAKEHOLDERS AND TO CREATE THE CONDITIONS TO ENFORCE INTERSECTORAL COOPERATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY, REPLICABILITY AND SCALABILITY OF THE MORE PROMISING RESULTS.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
ACCORDING TO THE MYNEIGHBOURHOOD VISION, A NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO USE ICT TO PROVIDE UNIQUE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ENHANCE THEIR EXPERIENCE AND WELLBEING. THE EMPHASIS IS ON MAKING “EFFECTIVE USE” OF ICT, PROVIDING SERVICES THAT ARE DESIRED BY RESIDENTS AND INVOLVING THEM IN THEIR MANAGEMENT. HOWEVER, THE LACK OF ACCESS TO ICT WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES, IN PARTICULAR WITHIN ELDER PERSONS, HAS BEEN A MAJOR CRITICAL DIMENSION OF SOME PILOT ACTIONS AIMED AT PROVIDING “DIGITAL TOOLS” TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS AND SERVICE DELIVERY. 10 TO OVERCOME THIS OBSTACLE, THE PROJECT TEAM HAS MOVED IN THE DIRECTION TO CREATE A LOCAL NETWORK OF “TOUCHPOINTS” AIMED AT SUPPORTING ELDERS IN ACCESS THE MEALS BOOKING SERVICE AND ALSO AT PROVIDING BASIC PACKAGES OF ICT TRAINING TO THOSE INTERESTED IN SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY. LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS THAT COPE WITH ELDER CITIZENS IN THE AREA MANAGE THE TOUCHPOINTS. MOREOVER, THE TEAM HAS FORESEEN A BOTTOM-UP DESIGN COMPONENTS OF THE MYNEIGHBOURHOOD PLATFORM, IN ORDER TO AVOID THE RISK OF MISUNDERSTAND THE NEEDS AND INTEREST OF IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
ABOUT THE MY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLATFORM, THE MUNCIPALITY OF MILAN SEES IT AS MORE THAN AN INCUBATOR OF IDEAS AND SERVICES. THE MUNICIPALITY CONSIDERS IT A CATALYST OF INITIATIVES TO BE FURTHER PROMOTED IN THE MILAN URBAN CONTEXT FOR STRENGTHENING INFORMATION EXCHANGE, RESOURCES USE, ACTIVITIES OF SERVICE DEVELOPMENT AND SCALING UP, DESIGN INITIATIVES. SURELY, THE PLATFORM MAY BECOME IN QUARTO OGGIARO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR A CONTINUOUS DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND THE MUNICIPALITY. THE ALREADY EXISTING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MUNICIPALITY AND VILL@PERTA (THE UMBRELLA ASSOCIATION, KEEPING TOGETHER MANY OF THE ASSOCIATIONS ACTING THERE) IS THE DEMONSTRATION FOR THIS VISION TO BECOME AN OPERATIONAL REALITY. QUARTOGIARDINO: THE PARETO SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY IN CHARGE OF THE MAINTENANCE OF THE VIA DE ROBERTO GREEN AREAS FOR 2 YEARS TO COME. A SMALL STEP IS STILL TO BE DONE TOWARDS A MORE STRUCTURED SERVICE THAT BRINGS OTHER SCHOOLS OR PRIVATE ACTORS TO ADOPT THE SAME MODEL WITHIN THE ALREADY EXISTING SERVICE “ADOPT A FLOWER BED” OF THE MUNICIPALITY. BOTH THE SERVICES ARE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE SHARING ECONOMY APPROACH ADOPTED BY THE DEPUTY ON INNOVATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY WHOSE UNIT IS IN CHARGE OF MYN PROJECT. BOTH IN FACT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE SUPPLIED PRODUCT BUT ARE CENTRED ON THE CREATION OF NEW SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS INTEGRATED IN SERVICE PRODUCTION CYCLE. SURELY THE SERVICES ARE FULLY SCALABLE IN OTHER NEIGHBOURHOODS IN MILAN.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Roma/ Lazio

Organization

Organization Name: 
Passaparola Italia Associazione culturale in collaborazione con Istituto Statale Sordi di Roma (ISSR) e Istituto Comprensivo Via dei Sesami (Centocelle)
Organization Type: 
Association

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Claudia Russo
Address: 
Via dei Marsi 67
Telephone: 
335.6790735
E-Mail: 
claudia.russo@passaparolaitalia.it

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Project Type

ICT for integration of migrants and refugees

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 
Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

La comunicazione è fatta di segni diversi che sanno trovare non un'unica strada, ma tanti possibili punti di vista.

How long has your project been running?

2014-09-29 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Ho 34 anni. Sono un'insegnante qualificata per l'insegnamento dell'italiano per stranieri ma ho avuto esperienza in settori diversi (tv, cinema, no-profit). Sono stata assunta molte volte, e ogni volta il contratto scadeva. Nel 2011, insieme ad altri precari, decidiamo di fondare l'associazione Passaparola Italia con l'intento di migliorare il nostro quartiere attraverso corsi di formazione, laboratori, momenti di dialogo e scambio culturale per adulti, ragazzi e bambini di ogni provenienza, sesso e credo.
L'integrazione tra nuovi e vecchi italiani è la sfida che affrontiamo ogni giorno attraverso il lavoro con i migranti e con le realtà operanti nel territorio laziale che, seppur numerose, non sono ancora né sufficienti né ben strutturate. Crediamo nel valore dell'apprendimento permanente e sappiamo che l'innovazione nel campo dell'insegnamento sia non solo altamente spendibile nel mercato del lavoro, ma sia socialmente necessaria.
Quando ho iniziato a insegnare italiano agli stranieri nel Lazio non c'era ancora una rete, l'Accordo di integrazione non esisteva e nessuno sapeva cosa fosse un Ctp. Oggi le cose sono talmente cambiate che nell'estate del 2013 siamo stati contattati dall'Istituto per Sordi di Roma (http://www.issr.it/benvenuto.html) per cercare di soddisfare i bisogni di alcuni utenti sordi migranti. Abbiamo allora iniziato a collaborare nel tentativo di ideare e realizzare in via sperimentale, e per la prima volta nel Lazio, corsi di italiano per stranieri sordi. Alcuni membri dell' associazione si sono iscritti ai corsi di lingua italiana dei segni e abbiamo iniziato ad entrare in contatto con la cultura sorda....vedi allegato

Results

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Nel Lazio gli immigrati sono circa il 12% del totale nazionale e crescono più velocemente che nel resto del Paese. Secondo il rapporto “Il Lazio nel mondo. Immigrazione ed emigrazione”, realizzato dal Centro Studi Idos della Caritas/Migrantes in collaborazione con la Regione Lazio, la maggioranza degli immigrati non sogna un altro paese ma pensa di restare in Italia, confidando che il futuro sia migliore. Per questo motivo risulta necessaria una forte specializzazione delle professionalità legate all'accoglienza, all'integrazione e all'inserimento sociale e lavorativo dei migranti, anche di quelli con disabilità. In quest'ottica il progetto è innovativo in quanto propone non solo un'analisi dei bisogni dei discenti, ma una ricerca metodologica effettuata sul campo. L'obiettivo è la creazione di testi e materiali didattici ad hoc per l'utenza migrante sorda. Partendo dalla discussione relativa all'accessibilità del testo e della rete, si lavorerà al possibile sviluppo di un ambiente di apprendimento centrato sui sordi ( Deaf-Centered e-Learning Environment - DELE) che centri la propria attenzione sulle capacità visive del target di utenza e sulle culture di appartenenza di ciascun apprendente. Il progetto, di ampio respiro e unico in Italia (non esistono manuali di didattica specializzata per sordi stranieri), richiede l'impegno di docenti, ricercatori ed esperti in ICT. Negli anni della crisi la sostenibilità di un progetto rappresenta il cuore del discorso. Quando è usato in ambito sociale, questo termine indica un "equilibrio fra il soddisfacimento delle esigenze presenti senza compromettere la possibilità delle future generazioni di sopperire alle proprie". Se facciamo riferimento all'ecologia, l'ambito da cui il termine proviene, affinché un modello sia sostenibile deve poter rispettare in concreto le 4 regole della teoria ecologica dei rifiuti: Riduzione, Riuso, Riciclo, Recupero. .....vedi allegato
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

I corsi base sono frequentati da circa 20 studenti per classe e le lezioni si svolgono con cadenza bisettimanale su 3 livelli diversi. La classe è composta da circa il 30% da studenti stranieri sordi e dal 70% da immigrati udenti.
L'integrazione si sperimenta sul campo.
Con lo svilupo delle ICT sarà possibile raggiungere un'utenza molto più ampia costruendo ponti virtuosi tra le varie realtà che si occupano di questi temi anche a livello europeo o internazionale grazie al sostegno di siti molto seguiti dalla comunità sorda come VLOG SORDI http://www.vlog-sordi.com/

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)?: 
From 30.001 to 75.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Sale of products or services
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2015-08-30 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2017-09-29 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Da questo progetto si impara che la comunicazione non ha confini e che tutte le lingua hanno pari dignità.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Il problema principale attualmente è che manca una mappatura e uno studio approfondito della presenza dei sordi stranieri in Italia che consente un'analisi attenta dei bisogni e una comunicazione più efficace. Abbiamo avviato noi stessi, grazie alla ricerca della dott.essa Giovanna Vessia, uno studio sull'argmento.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Vorremmo poter studiare e sviluppare modelli innovativi per l'intergazione di migranti e rifugiati anche con disabilità. Avremmo bisogno di ricercatori e di investimenti sulla formazione permanente.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Gorgonzola (MI)

Organization

Organization Name: 
ITIS Marconi di Gorgonzola
Organization Type: 
School

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
alfredo boccasile
Address: 
via adda, 10
Telephone: 
3286859668
Fax: 
0295300662
E-Mail: 
alfredo.boccasile@marconigorgonzola.it

Website

http://www.cycling-in-europe.eu/

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Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

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The partnership aim is to give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and
understanding of different subjects such as sustainable development, history, art and culture of the
region they live in, multimedia documents production and editing, planning and management of an
open source website, international team cooperation.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

We want to develop understanding among students and educational staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its value. All this goals will be accomplished building a website to document some cycling routes. This website will be useful to anyone interested in cycling and in the future it would be possible for other schools to join the web community and update the site with new cycling routes documentation. We would like to cooperate with people from other countries on the theme of sustainable development, that for its importance and complexity can’t be limited and faced at national level. Through the participation in the European cooperation we hope to promote cycling among young people, and, through the dissemination of the documentation produced, to raise the interest of
local communities on the importance of planning and designing cycle paths.
We want to involve students, teachers and scholastic communities in the development of products that are not limited to educational fields, but that cross the boundaries of scholastic and national areas to be available to everyone in the European Union. We think that working together on common and real problems is the best way to know and meet different cultures and scholastic systems.
Students will have a central role in all activities. They will have to plan the cycling route, gathering information on flora, fauna, climate, historical and artistic points of interest in the region, try it and describe it with special attention to critical passages, and get all the photographic documentation.
They will be responsible for the translation of all provided documentation into English and for the updating of the website.
They will evaluate documentation provided by students of partner schools by trying the described routes, during the scheduled exchanges. They present and discuss their results in international groups during the meetings and online conferences.

How long has your project been running?

2009-08-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Concrete objectives of the partnership and subjects or problems we intend to address:
- Environmental education through promoting the use of clean and healthy transportation and sustainable development both for daily purposes and for tourism;
- Promoting cultural exchange, language learning and linguistic diversity through the website pages in English and the different partner languages, and through the students’ and teachers’ exchanges when trying the different routes;
- Promoting cooperation through gathering and organizing in proper documentation morphological,
geological, botanical, climatic, historical and artistic information;
- Supporting the development of innovative ICT-based content, working with the freedom to cooperate with each other, which is the aim of open source projects’ philosophy;
- Promoting creativity, personal fulfilment and the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit through developing a website as a platform to document the cycling paths in Europe, to be used not only by students but by all citizens within the European community.

Approach we take to achieve our objectives:
Each member school forms a group of 30 students aged 16-19, from different classes, and at least two teachers, with good knowledge of English, acting as supervisors. Different class origin of the students is helpful in spreading through pupils the results of the partnership, as peer education is often more efficient in disseminating experiences and information.
Each website page can be updated easily, and for each one is expected a manager who will be responsible for the document loaded. At the end of the project we hope to have achieved an increased awareness not only of our individual responsibility for our own health and environment, but also of the importance of European cooperation.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Tasks and competences: - Gathering information about the meaning of cycling and bikes in each country, developing a questionnaire about tourism/everyday life with bikes; - Testing and documenting cycling routes in each country, uploading all material to the website. The website will be in English and the partaking country languages; - Having given the communication infrastructure, the portal ensures a constant sharing of information and ideas between all partners; - Developing a common agenda with all steps, tasks and responsibilities; - Testing the routes during student exchanges on such different aspects as ecological diversity and cultural specialities on the basis of information provided on the website; - Getting in touch with foreign cultures through mobilities, as the students stay in families. Student exchange should last one week; - Developing a kind of logo, icon or statue as a symbol of a bike and ecology orientated school; Evaluation will be achieved through ongoing monitoring of project evolution and team work through the scheduled meetings by the participating members: . monitoring of the respect of deadlines . analysis of produced documentation . questionnaires . involved students prepare a survey for other students in school . student diaries after each meeting . analysis of trend and number of visits to the website . new results will be integrated into the ongoing project Evaluation will also be made on the final expected product. - an evaluation questionnaire for visitors will be put on the website to make a survey on quality and usefulness of the information provided; - the long-term impact of the project will be evaluated by the interest from new partners to update and expand information provided on the website.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

The coordinator will create a positive team mood, thanks to face to face meetings and
online conferences (once a month). The common language will be English. During the meetings and online conferences we will exchange the individual results of the schools and evaluate them to be able to put them on the webpages. Collaboration and involvement of all partners will be achieved using web 2.0 tools and also be with frequent access to the website itself, which will become the
place where students and teachers virtually meet and work together.

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)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Specify: 
Istituto Tecnico Industriale
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2009-08-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

To promote language learning and communication exchanges with foreign students and colleagues, through the production of written documents to be published and made available to all Internet users in English and foreign languages.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Gorgonzola

Organization

Organization Name: 
ITIS Marconi
Organization Type: 
School

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
alfredo boccasile
Address: 
via adda, 10 - Gorgonzola
Telephone: 
3286859668
Fax: 
0295300662
E-Mail: 
alfredo.boccasile@marconigorgonzola.it

Website

www.6cultures1tech.eu

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Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

The project brings several cultures together through similar students and teachers interest which is robotics. Thanks to our project we want to demonstrate that technology becomes a common language spoken worldwide.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

The immediate need for starting the international cooperation and writing the project was one of the objectives of the Comenius Programme, such as development of young people of our schools in different areas of education, the desire to understand other cultures and establish new friendships based on common interests. The project should discover in young people the need to absorb knowledge from different domains. It means that technicians should create a community not limited to technical-oriented subjects but have good general knowledge on European countries, their traditions, history, politics.
We are convinced that thanks to technology it is possible to make students of different ages, education and backgrounds work together. It means that thanks to the project students will broaden their educational horizons, focus not only on technology and science (robotics, physics, mathematics, mechanics, programming, multimedia production, website creation, etc.) but also acquire additional knowledge which are the humanities (foreign languages, history, culture, arts, civics, geography and even theology and sociology). It also means they will have a chance to become broadly educated and to create a society of technical intelligence.
All those goals will be accomplished through common action, e.g. building a website, preparing documentation and works (on robotics, European culture, traditions, etc. ), communication between partners, mobilities, visiting interesting places. Teachers of different subjects (technical and general) are engaged. Students of technical schools teach their colleagues the principles of robotics. There are six partners involved in the project (Poland, Italy, Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain), the language of communication is English.
The project assumes evaluation on students and teachers level and also dissemination of the results.

How long has your project been running?

2012-08-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Objectives of partnership and subjects to address:
-promoting the spirit of widely-educated society (technicians with good knowledge of the humanities, general-educated graduates with bases of tech. knowledge)-workshops, visits;
-tech. and scientific education through innovative approaches taken from robotics at any level of educational system (build robots, program, make measurements, use ICT in everyday life)
-workshops, projects;
-cultural exchange (by learning history, traditions, habits, civics, geography of partner countries, tech. development)
-visits, discussions, workshops, projects;
-language learning and linguistic diversity (project held in English, CLIL, on-line tech. dictionary-apx. 100 terms) and breaking the language barriers (work in internat. groups), achieving level B2, teachers improve their language holding lessons in English;
-promoting cooperation, creativity, personal fulfillment and growth of an entrepreneurial spirit through common creation of work and documentation;
-supporting the development and using of ICT-based contents through Open Source tools (creating website, videoconferences, text, image and video edition, cloud computing)-workshops, projects;
-paying attention to timeless matters (role of religion, God, cloning, euthanasia, advanced medicine, biology, physics, artificial intelligence and its danger, replacing humans by robots, human endurance and organism efficiency in sport, doping, life without computers and new tech.)-discussions, projects, creating articles as a documentation;
-achieving an increased awareness of students (learning abroad, new perspectives for future careers, quality of life) and teachers (comparing teaching methods and curriculum) about the importance of European cooperation, sharing information.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
• Teachers and students met each other in Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Spain, Portugal. • Teachers and students knew each others cultures and traditions. • Students wrote articles about the meetings and uploaded them on the school website. • Creation of a website for the project – http://www.6cultures1tech.eu/. • Making of a video about Christmas, describing habits and traditions. Upload of the video on the project website. • Upload a describing school video on the project website. • Students developed a logo for the project. • Students attended lessons of English. • Students attended lessons of Robotics. • Students worked in age-mixed groups, building and programming robots using only touch sensor. • Students worked in age-mixed groups, building and programming robots using only light sensor. • Students worked in age-mixed groups, building and programming robots using only sound sensor. • Teachers and students discussed about science and ethics; the role of religion; cloning and advanced medicine. • Students worked in age-mixed groups, building and programming robots using all the sensors that have analysed. • Teachers and students discussed about IT development and its future. • Teachers and students discussed a World of Robots. • Frequent contact between all the participants on the facebook group during the project. • Compiling and sharing photos of all activities on the website. Evaluation during the project: 1. Monitoring of deadlines-Evaluation of degree of tasks implementation resulting from the schedule-led by the coordinator. 2. Online questionnaires and diaries-Each meeting; 3. Internet teachers forum (see F.2.-Communication); 4. Students involvement; 5. Monitoring of carried out tasks or results; 6. Students improved their general knowledge in robotics and the humanities
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

There were groups of students (any school 50 students and 5 teachers in two years) in the project that had specific tasks to do. Their work was supervised by the coordinators. Communication was ensured through modern means of transmission, video conferencing, email, instant messaging and website. Cooperation was also accomplished by frequent access to the website itself, where students and teachers virtually met and worked together.
During the meetings dominated Interactive communication techniques, teamwork, brainstorming and debates.

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)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Specify: 
Istituto Tecnico Industriale
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2012-08-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Who has access to the project site will realize how rewarding it was working on a project that involved six cultures, quite distinct from each other, and used robotics as a common language. It will also be obvious to realize that it is worth associating with other people that develops common interest and works on European scale.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Some of the products that were created to promote the project, such as the projects of different robots or documentation created to this purpose are available on the project site (www.6cultures1tech.eu). These products can also serve as an example and perhaps inspiration for others.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Gorgonzola (MI)

Organization

Organization Name: 
ITIS G. Marconi
Organization Type: 
School

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
alfredo boccasile
Address: 
via adda, 10 - 20064 Gorgonzola
Telephone: 
3286859668
Fax: 
0295300662
E-Mail: 
alfredo.boccasile@marconigorgonzola.it

Website

www.automatos.eu

Privacy Law

Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
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Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

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The project aims to involve students and teachers in a partnership with the characteristics of a modern international enterprise, to prepare new generation to the challenge of the actual labour market. The partners bring their different skills (Mechanics and Electronics Poland, Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Italy) in an international cooperation with the clear goal to develop a robot to take part in the RoboCup Junior 2016 in two years.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

The immediate need for starting the international cooperation and writing the project is one of the objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme, such as development of young people of our schools in different areas of education, the desire to understand other cultures and establish new friendships based on common interests, the necessity of promoting the take-up of practical entrepreneurial experiences in young people.
Also the willing to increase our effort in the Robotics engagement, as our schools have been working in this field for years in different direction. Now the students and teachers desire is to take part to the Worldwide RoboCup junior 2016. As in our schools there are not all the necessary resources to develop a complete robot, for example the Italian partner school has not a Mechanics department, we decided to look for partners abroad, aiming at a double challenge: the Robotics competition and, on the other side, the challenge to work with people far away from us, like in the modern globalized labour market. So we decided to achieve that giving us the structure of a modern international enterprise, studying the laws that regulate them, and following the normal procedure followed to manage an international project.
The partners bring their different skills (Mechanics and Electronics Poland, Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Italy) in an international cooperation with the clear goal to develop a robot to take part in the RoboCup Junior 2016 in two years.
To obtain this result students will be involved in all the steps necessary to set up and manage a company in their country and a joint venture with two EU co-venturers.
Teachers of different subjects are engaged. Students with different skills and age work together. There are two partners involved in the project, Italy and Poland Italy, the language of communication is English.

How long has your project been running?

2014-08-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

The main objectives our project is focused on, are:
-introduce students to the typical structure of a modern international enterprise;
-give them the chance to appreciate the importance of English;
-let them take part in a challenge with people with a common goal, as it happens to people in society or work framework, trying to make students more responsible;
-give teacher the chance to start working with CLIL.
- acquire Robotics skills.
Our schools already have Robotics clubs, students already take part to Robotics competitions, they have curricular lesson on Robotics. But with this project they can realize that a long term plan and an organization is necessary to reach an important goal and appreciate the need of rules and responsibility inside a group to make the group work. They can also learn to get acquainted with laws and procedures needed to set up a national and international company and try to set up the work environment. With this project they can be aware of the reason for joining far away living people to overcome difficulties and reach a goal and fully appreciate and experiment several aspects of working together in an international environment.

The core of the project is setting up an enterprise, so we follow the typical way of working of the productive world. Any partner sets up a company with its organizational chart, with specific tasks and responsibility for any students taking part in the project. Pupils have to take care of the different aspects of management and planning and production, teachers act as supervisors and guides. Students work is supervised by local coordinators. Students exchange information through modern means of transmission (telephony-including VoIP tech., Skype), video conferencing, email, instant messaging, website. Cooperation will be obtained also with frequent access to the website itself, which will become the place where students and teachers virtually meet and work together.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
We want to produce two robots per each partner to take part in the 2016 World RoboCup Junior. The website will show how to set up a company to young people interested in it. The material of the courses attended by students (SS) and teachers (TS) (how to set up a national enterprise, how to set up a joint venture in the UE, technical courses) will be published on the project website. RESULTS: 2014 September-December Project website first release, E-Twinning platform creation, Project boards created at school. Team and calendar. How to set up a national enterprise (course). Creation of the National Enterprise and roles of SS. Project proposals of the robot. Evaluation Report. Photo gallery and a diary of the first meeting. Intercultural dialogue and awareness. Websites posts. 2015 January-June Websites posts. SS reports of the first meeting results in their classes. Material of the course on how to Manage a CMS website. Evaluation report. Photo gallery and a diary of the meeting. SS report of the second meeting results in their classes. Articles in local newspapers. Increased feeling of belonging to a common European society and culture. Project corner exhibition. Robot Tests uploaded to the website. Material of Mechanics and Electronics Robotics development Course uploaded to the website. Photo gallery and a diary of the meeting.Video published in Youtube. Articles in local newspapers. We will use as indicators: - the respect of the deadlines of tasks implementation; - meeting questionnaires and diaries; - students involvement; - task results, acquired knowledge on robotics, company management; - online questionnaire. The project website will include an anonymous questionnaire with a box to enter comments; - the outcomes are produced and they are valuable.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

The students (30) and teachers (4) involved follow the typical way of working of the productive world. Any partner sets up a company with specific tasks and responsibility for any students. Pupils have to take care of the different aspects of management and planning and production, teachers act as supervisors and guides. Students exchange information in electronic way, through modern means of transmission (telephony-including VoIP tech., Skype), video conferencing, email, instant messaging, website.

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)?: 
From 30.001 to 75.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Specify: 
Istituto Tecnico I
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2015-07-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Any product of the project will be free and useable from anyone interested in the subjects we will cover. Any drawing, electronic project, software will be available as Open Educational Resource, in an electronic format compatible with at least one Open Source/free software, stored in the project website and organized to be easily traced.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Some products (particularly constructed robots, created documentation) will be used for a long time in our schools during the robotics classes, promoting the project and the program at the same time. These products can be used during the open days of our schools, education trades, regional workshops on Erasmus+ program encouraging pupils to choose these schools for their further education and teachers to start similar ventures. The website will be the main dissemination tool for produced documentation, which will be available to everyone interested in robotics. The description of the project on the website could help to find new partners interested in producing documentation throughout Europe.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Como

Organization

Organization Name: 
Luca Piergiovanni
Organization Type: 
Other

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Luca Piergiovanni
Address: 
Via Lanza, 59
Telephone: 
3387594929
E-Mail: 
luca.piergiovanni@libero.it

Website

https://chocolat3bpodcast.wordpress.com/progetti-2/

Privacy Law

Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
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Project Type

inn

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

I progetti che ho realizzato, hanno coinvolto ad oggi 104 Istituzioni scolastiche, oltre 50 Amministrazioni comunali, numerose Aziende, Onlus, Associazioni di volontariato, Comitati genitori, enti come Province e Camere di Commercio, Federazioni e Cooperative, oltre ad una schiera di esperti e lavoratori autonomi.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

In sintesi, la mia attività di insegnante, di formatore ICT e di ideatore di progetti di didattica digitale:
- INSEGNANTE DI LETTERE: ho spesso adottato in classe metodologie improntate ad una didattica costruttivista e connettivista, ideando il progetto didattico "Chocolat3b Podcast", che si è evoluto poi in un'Associazione di promozione culturale, per la diffusione di buone pratiche (il sito qui: http://chocolat3b.podomatic.com/).
- CORSI DI FORMAZIONE ICT: conduco corsi per un uso didattico dei SocialMedia; degli Strumenti e Ambienti di Rete utili alla condivisione e costruzione della conoscenza; di metodologie che presuppongo l'utilizzo in aula dei dispositivi mobili. Seguo inoltre la formazione dei neoassunti in ruolo dei territori di Como e di Varese; collaboro con Università e importanti centri educational italiani ed esteri. Ogni anno seguo una media di oltre 300 colleghi, con i quali si instaura uno scambio vivo, una condivisione di idee ed emozioni, una crescita reciproca: unici presupposti per un miglioramento umano e professionale.
- PROGETTI DI DIDATTICA DIGITALE: ho ideato e condotto progetti che ad oggi vedono la partecipazione di 94 scuole, decine di Comuni, Associazioni e Istituzioni varie. Tra gli altri:
"Libri Parlanti": con Ufficio scolastico di Como e di Varese, Camera di Commercio di Como, Provincia di Varese e Associazione Libro Parlato Lions di Milano, gruppi di lettori volontari costituiti da insegnanti e studenti, seguono un ciclo gratuito di lezioni dedicate alla recitazione e alla lettura ad alta voce, e frequentano un corso di formazione sulle tecniche di registrazione al microfono e sul montaggio audio. I gruppi dei donatori di voce si impegnano, mediante un kit di registrazione apposito, nella produzione di libri audio: principalmente libri di poesia e di narrativa per ragazzi o testi concordati di volta in volta con i gruppi di lettori. Le scuole, possono inoltre usufruire in maniera completamente gratuita della vasta audiobiblioteca (oltre 8000 files digitali) messa a disposizione dall’Associazione Libro Parlato Lions che fornisce l’accesso ai ragazzi con Disturbi specifici di Apprendimento.
"Rigeneri@mo": i Personal Computer in disuso o considerati obsoleti da aziende, enti e privati del territorio di Como e di Varese, vengono raccolti e rigenerati. I pc, riportati a nuova vita con programmi open source, sono donati alle scuole con i requisiti specifici per l’attuazione del progetto. Queste ultime ricevono inoltre un corso di formazione per un uso tecnico dei software open source e per un utilizzo in chiave didattica di strumenti e ambienti open (Open Educational Resources). Il tutto in collaborazione con l’Ufficio scolastico di Como e di Varese e la Onlus “Progetto nuova vita” di Olgiate Olona (VA).
"Twitti@mo": con Ufficio scolastico di Como, Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, quotidiano di Como e l'Associazione culturale Twitteratura, insegnanti e studenti, dopo aver seguito corsi di formazione su rischi e opportunità offerte dalla Rete e su un utilizzo positivo e critico dei Social, e dopo essere stati preparati all'uso dello strumento Twitter per pratiche di giornalismo partecipativo ed esercizi virtuosi di scrittura sintetica, si impegnano nella composizione di fiabe e poesie in 140 caratteri o nella riscrittura di grandi classici della Letteratura.
"Corsi di alfabetizzazione digitale": studenti che insegnano ai nonni l'utilizzo del Pc e la navigazione in Rete.
"Fuori di testo": in collaborazione con le Biblioteche dell’Unione di Comuni Lombarda “Terre di Frontiera”, è promossa la lettura tra i giovani attraverso il sito Fuoriditesto, con recensioni e commenti ai libri.
"Booktrailer": per la promozione della lettura presso i giovani, vengono organizzati laboratori per la produzione di booktrailer nelle scuole di Como e provincia, in collaborazione con le Biblioteche dell’Unione di Comuni Lombarda “Terre di Frontiera”.

How long has your project been running?

2012-08-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Gli obiettivi relativi alla mia attività di insegnante e formatore e quelli specifici per le varie progettazioni didattiche descritte sopra, sono numerosi e fondamentali per la nascita di una società inclusiva della conoscenza. Si va dall'integrazione positiva nello studio dello strumento tecnologico e della Rete, fino ad attività di promozione della lettura, soprattutto nei confronti di alunni con disturbi specifici di apprendimento (progetto Libri Parlanti, ma anche Fuori di Testo e Booktrailer); di una politica del riuso, riciclo e del software libero inteso come sinonimo di condivisione libera (progetto Rigeneri@mo); di un uso professionale dei Social, con la conoscenza dei rischi e opportunità da loro offerti (progetto Twitti@mo).
I mezzi imprescindibili per il raggiungimento degli obiettivi descritti, sono stati il pieno coinvolgimento di tutti gli enti presenti sul territorio e una massiccia azione formativa. In alcuni casi è stato sufficiente creare una rete tra realtà già esistenti. In altri ho dovuto agire perché nascessero, con l'aiuto di tutti, realtà utili allo svolgimento delle attività progettuali. In ogni caso, tuttavia, l'azione di formazione è stata sempre necessaria e costante.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Al seguente link: http://easel.ly/infographic/4rztqc, trovate una infografica, che ho allegato anche a questa scheda, la quale riassume bene l'impatto che la mia azione di insegnante-formatore-progettista ha avuto sul territorio nel quale opero. Sono a mio avviso molto indicativi i numeri che esprimono la partecipazione considerevole di giovani e adulti. Dietro quelle cifre ci sono Dirigenti, docenti, genitori, studenti, manager, Direttori, Sindaci, Assessori, volontari...un'intera schiera di persone accomunate da passione e professionalità e dal desiderio di migliorare la nostra scuola e la nostra società. Vorrei inoltre sottolineare, a proposito di risultati raggiunti, che tutte le attività descritte sono diventate modello e oggetto di studio e hanno ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti. Tra i più prestigiosi: - Italian Best Content for Kids: concorso del Ministero dell’Istruzione, di Generazioni Connesse, Telefono Azzurro e Save the Children (2014). - Global Education Forum di Barcellona (2014). - Premio Medea Awards: concorso dell'Ufficio formazione e cultura di Bruxelles e della Comunità europea (2013). - Festival Internazionale di Poesia di Genova (2013). - Medaglia del Presidente della Repubblica (2012). - Riconoscimento all'Ambasciata italiana di Washington (2011). - Premio Bruno Ciari: concorso dell'Associazione nazionale Pratiche filosofiche (2011). - Xmedia – Composizioni poetiche multimediali: concorso d’eccellenza del MIUR (ed. 2009 e 2010). - eTwinning Quality Label: certificato di qualità per il progetto European Podcasting (2010). - Emoticon Art – Docente dell'anno: concorso dell'Associazione nazionale Dirigenti e Alte professionalità della scuola (2010). - A scuola di Innovazione: concorso del Ministero per la Pubblica amministrazione e Innovazione (2010). - Econtent Award Italy: premio della Fondazione Politecnico di Milano e Medici Framework per il miglior contenuto didattico in formato digitale (2009).
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

Gli attori protagonisti sono davvero numerosi.
Vorrei sottolineare alcuni effetti emblematici di questi progetti: gli studenti, anche a scuola terminata, hanno continuato a visitare le sedi delle Onlus che si occupavano di riciclo di Pc, per poter dare una mano in questa attività, così come hanno costituito gruppi di lettori volontari e di donatori di voce, per proseguire l'attività di registrazione di audiolibri in aiuto a persone con disabilità. A questo proposito, sono stati significativi alcuni episodi in cui giovani non vedenti o studenti dislessici, si sono prodigati nella realizzazione di audiolibri per aiutare persone con le loro stesse disabilità.

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)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Grants
Specify: 
Partecipo per la categoria "docente innovatore"
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2016-08-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
I progetti presentati, sono stati replicati in numerose realtà italiane. Talvolta con una visione di sistema sono stati implementati e adattati in maniera efficace su altri territori. Mentre in altri casi si sono diffusi attraverso iniziative di singoli docenti, che dopo essere stati da me istruiti sulle modalità di svolgimento delle iniziative, le hanno portate nella propria scuola o classe. Nel primo caso, cito ad esempio la Rete delle 80 scuole di Bolzano, intenzionata ad adottare il progetto Rigeneri@mo. Nel secondo caso, mi riferisco a docenti di Milano così come di Palermo: oltre 60 scuole su tutto il territorio nazionale hanno ad esempio partecipato alle attività di riscrittura con Twitter, o numerose scuole hanno replicato il mio progetto di podcasting didattico denominato "Chocolat 3b Podcast", diventato oggetto di studio di enti di ricerca e università ed anche di tesi di laurea di molti studiosi, ora insegnanti.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

è fondamentale "fare rete", ovvero mettere insieme risorse finanziarie e umane, così da poter raggiungere obiettivi comuni.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Sono stati diversi gli ostacoli che ho dovuto affrontare. Tra i più rilevanti c'è sicuramente l'aver dovuto reperire fondi, convincendo aziende ed enti istituzionali ad investire su di un bene i cui frutti si potranno vedere soltanto tra anni: la formazione culturale e umana dei nostri giovani. Cito poi lo scetticismo da parte di una schiera di colleghi verso l'introduzione di pratiche didattiche legate ad un uso in classe della Rete e dei Social, o la fatica di coltivare rapporti umani, basati su stima e rispetto reciproco, alla base di un qualsiasi lavoro efficace e duraturo nel tempo. Così come lo sforzo immane di coordinare in maniera univoca l'azione di 104 scuole, 50 comuni e una miriade di aziende, enti, esperti, volontari, ecc. Oltre all'impegno profuso per la realizzazione concreta di tutte le progettazioni, in quanto molte delle azione formative sono state condotte da me in prima persona. Ne sono testimonianza anche i 9200 chilometri percorsi in 10 mesi e le innumerevoli ore di lavoro trascorse davanti al Pc e al telefono, dal lunedì alla domenica, senza sosta, anche di notte.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
L'intera azione fin qui descritta, può soltanto espandersi ulteriormente: sono infatti già numerose le richieste di partecipazione ai progetti da parte di nuove scuole o le richieste di partenariato di enti e realtà educational nazionali.

Project Location

Country: 
Cameroon
City: 
Yaounde

Organization

Organization Name: 
Nathalie Tekam
Organization Type: 
Other
Specify: 
Grants for the first year, grants and sale of services for the second year, and self sufficience for the third year

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Nathalie Tekam
Address: 
34 Mfoundi Street, PO Box : 1574 Yaounde, Cameroon
Telephone: 
(237) 676 055 216
E-Mail: 
n.tekam@yahoo.fr

Website

www.lets-getready.org

Privacy Law

Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
Do you authorize the FMD to the treatment of your personal data?: 
I do authorize the FMD to the use of my personal data.

Project Type

Education from 16 to 18 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

GetReady already brings ICT into classrooms through Kebisu, a web tutoring platform to be used for regular educational activities, develops children' creativity and innovation potential through STEM talks, and breaks gender stereotyping related to STEM fields, through role modeling by successful professional women in STEM.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

GetReady was initiated in 2013 by young Cameroonian individuals led by Ms. Nathalie Tekam, who is implementing the project today. It all started with the desire to impact the mindset of children and youth aged 8-18 years on three points: help them discover their creativity and innovation potential, help them to appropriate ICTs as development tools rather than as toys (internet usage in Cameroon is growing, but meanwhile, about 50% of our traffic is oriented toward leisure), break the myth that STEM studies and careers are too difficult or frustrating for girls and women. To achieve these objectives, the following strategies were adopted. 1.Offering to primary and secondary schools, a web tutoring platform (to be used locally) containing interactive and multimedia scientific educational resources complying with Cameroonian official scholar programs, as well as attractive and customized content related to STEM fields and careers. Kebisu, this tutoring platform, is edited and provided freely by a Cameroonian startup named ITISS, co-founded by Nathalie Tekam (www.itiss-group.com) 2. For the most underprivileged schools, offering computers to allow them to use the platform. 3. Organizing STEM talks in schools, animated exclusively by women in STEM, and including activities inspired by the techbridge toolkit (http://www.techbridgegirls.org). For the first year, funded by personal contribution and the support of a WeTech Seed Fund grant (http://www.iie.org/who-we-are/news-and-events/press-center/press-release...), GetReady could benefit to 4 schools, for a total of more than 800 students (boys and girls). Feedback was collected from 298 individuals: 261 students (including 117 girls), 23 teachers and 14 parents. 100% of students expressed that GetReady impacted them positively concerning their understanding of STEM subjects and careers, and 77% of girls described STEM fields as interesting or easy. 1 IT room was created (the very first one in a small community near Yaounde), 2 IT rooms were upgraded, representatives from 4 Cameroonian ministries and from private companies were sensitized on the issues of improving educational methods through ICT, creating an early IT literacy among young children, and reducing the gender gap in STEM fields.

How long has your project been running?

2013-11-29 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

By the end of the year 2016:
- Making 100 000 primary and secondary school students to be IT literate, and to consider ICT tools as development tools rather than toys.
- Getting 50 women to volunteer to serve as role models for girls, with the aim to get more of them into STEM fields and career
- Witnessing an increase of 75% in the number of beneficiary girls willing to get into STEM fields and careers later.
Our instruments are:
- A tutoring platform named Kebisu, provided free of charges to school, to be used during regular educational activities;
- The provision of computers and associated services to schools that need equipment to be able to use Kebisu;
- the organization of STEM talks in schools, animated by successful professional women in STEM.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
For its first year, GetReady could benefit to 4 schools, for a total of more than 800 students (boys and girls). Feedback was collected from 298 individuals: 261 students (including 117 girls), 23 teachers and 14 parents. 100% of students expressed that GetReady impacted them positively concerning their understanding of STEM subjects and careers, and 77% of girls described STEM fields as interesting or easy. 1 IT room was created (the very first one in a small community near Yaounde), 2 IT rooms were upgraded, representatives from 4 Cameroonian ministries and from private companies were sensitized on the issues of improving educational methods through ICT, creating an early IT literacy among young children, and reducing the gender gap in STEM fields.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

At least 800 students and educators interact with GetReady during the school year, through the usage of the web tutoring platform installed in beneficiary schools. Added to that, during the first year, 298 individuals (students, teachers and parents), attended STEM talks organized in beneficiary schools. 2 community events were attended by 85 key actors of the community.

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)?: 
From 10.001 to 30.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Other
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2015-06-29 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2016-08-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

- Close communication actions are more efficient than mass communication for schools that are the most in need concerning ICT literacy issues. Schools having basic but insufficient IT equipment are the most eager to spontaneously apply to programs similar to GetReady. Schools having no IT equipment at all often don't even get the information, or don't consider themselves as eligible.
- Initiatives aiming to influence educational methods through ICT, and/or to impact girls about STEM during regular school hours, need to impact their teachers first. Even when they may be interested in the initiative globally, many consider any ICT or STEM related innovation requiring their personal involvement as an undesired additional workload.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The major challenges faced was to get teachers actively involved in the project. Our solution has been a huge effort of communication, sensitization and identification of key leaders able to motivate their colleagues.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Our future plans include: - going online (to give the possibility to individuals anywhere in Cameroon to have an individual account on Kebisu, even if they are not related to a beneficiary schools) - Take profit of the increasing usage of smartphones, by publishing a mobile version of Kebisu. Teenagers using their internet connection and their smartphone to study and learn while "playing", will be more eager to look for useful content on internet than if their smartphone is simply a "toy". We believe that this will lead to more innovation, and even to early entrepreneurship. - Addressing schools in more rural areas of Cameroon. This necessitate more material and human investment, but they are the most in need of GetReady's benefits.

Project Location

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Torino, Piemonte

Organization

Organization Name: 
Jai Guru Deva di Lagna Gian Lorenzo Ranieri
Organization Type: 
Company
Specify: 
Tutte le voci menzionate.

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
Gian Lorenzo Lagna
Address: 
Borgo Garibaldi, 19 - 10020 Frazione Il Luogo - Brusasco (TO)
Telephone: 
3460892573
Fax: 
-
E-Mail: 
gian.lagna@jaigurudeva.it

Website

www.jaigurudeva.it

Privacy Law

Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
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I do authorize the FMD to the use of my personal data.

Project Type

inn

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Jai Guru Deva è un Sistema Informatico di Gestione dell’Inventiva che sostiene e valorizza la Creatività di internauti da tutto il mondo a partire dagli 8 anni di età. Viene offerto ad individui, Scuole, Aziende ed Enti Governativi come applicativo desktop e mobile in grado di accogliere creatività espressa in forma di idee (proposte nei più svariati ambiti di applicazione ed a qualsiasi stadio di avanzamento) e di agevolarne la realizzazione concreta e fattuale.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

Jai Guru Deva è stato creato allo scopo di semplificare - attraverso la tecnologia informatico/digitale - la condivisione del processo creativo necessario a trasformare le idee astratte in realtà concrete, valorizzando l’espressione dell’inventiva dei propri utenti e favorendo dinamiche inter-relazionali di collaborazione, di apprendimento condiviso, di co-creazione e di co-produzione di cultura.
Il sistema operativo dell’impianto stimola alla complementarietà delle competenze personali ed offre ai membri del Network dei Creativi potenti strumenti operativi in grado di rendere l’esperienza di condivisione ed espressione dell'ingegno proficua, computabile, conveniente ed entusiasmante. Attraverso la tecnologia informatico-comunicativa, attraverso il Web Digital ed inserendosi, inoltre, nel solco della Shared Economy, Jai Guru Deva permette all’ICT di evolvere da dinamiche prevalenti di Social Networking a dinamiche virtuose ed inedite di Creative Networking e di trasformare i Sistemi di Gestione dell'Apprendimento applicate alle Scuole in Sistemi di Gestione dell'Inventiva, assistendo gli studenti nel processo di scoperta del proprio potenziale creativo e stimolandoli a condividere e mettere a frutto il proprio ingegno per contribuire attivamente ad aumentare il benessere materiale ed intellettuale della collettività.
Il team di sviluppo di Jai Guru Deva è formato da 12 persone, organizzate in quattro dipartimenti che gestiscono: (i) lo sviluppo informatico del sistema operativo; (ii) le strategie di comunicazione e di divulgazione dei servizi offerti; (iii) le relazioni con Scuole di ogni ordine e grado sul territorio nazionale italiano e sovra-nazionale argentino e statunitense; (iv) la produzione di materiale audio-visivo "educational" per lo studio e l'indagine del potenziale creativo degli individui e dell'Etica applicata alle inter-relazioni personali e professionali.

How long has your project been running?

2013-04-29 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Jai Guru Deva crede fortemente che la creatività, l'inventiva e l'ingegno degli esseri umani siano inestimabili risorse e ricchezze da valorizzare e da impiegare pro-attivamente per raggiungere un maggior benessere individuale e collettivo su scala globale. Per questo motivo, Jai Guru Deva ha l'obiettivo di consolidare un ambiente informatico accessibile, sicuro, affidabile e disponibile a livello internazionale che consenta la condivisione della cultura creativa e l'applicazione dell’ingegno personale, abbattendo le barriere spaziali, temporali e linguistiche ad oggi ancora in essere, affinché la condivisione e la concretizzazione dell’inventiva possano avvenire esclusivamente sulla base della complementarietà degli interessi, delle competenze, dei talenti e delle passioni personali tra individui che intendano giungere al medesimo risultato creativo.
Per raggiungere questi obiettivi, il team di Jai Guru Deva intende continuare ad investire sull'innovazione tecnologico-informatica in ambito ICT di sviluppo e programmazione e sulla continua ed incessante attività di studio e ricerca in ambito sociologico, antropologico, psicologico e pedagogico/accademico, attraendo lungo il percorso di crescita e consolidamento dell'attività partners strategici e di eccellenza che aspirino al raggiungimento dei medesimi risultati.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Dal Maggio del 2013 ad oggi, Jai Guru Deva è stato ammesso al concorso nazionale "Bit Bum Bam" organizzato dalla Società ING Direct - Conto Arancio, supervisionato dall'acceleratore iStarter e promosso dalla testata online nazionale del quotidiano La Repubblica, risultando il primo progetto ICT più votato nella Regione Piemonte; è stato accolto presso l'incubatore del Centro Sviluppo e Ricerca del Politecnico di Torino; è risultato vincitore del bando "Torino Social Innovation" promosso dalla Regione Piemonte in collaborazione con il Comune di Torino; ha stretto una partnership con la testata giornalistica nazionale "Il Fatto Quotidiano" per la divulgazione di materiale educational sulla Creatività (http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/blog/creatividifatto/); ha avviato collaborazioni operative con Fondazioni e Gruppi operanti sul territorio nazionale ed europeo in ambito di Psicologia Clinica, Formazione ed Etica inter-relazionale, con focus sulla Creatività Applicata e la Tecnologia Digitale (come la GFE Sarl in Francia, la HF Convention di Roma e la Five Onlus di Firenze); e sta avviando percorsi di alfabetizzazione digitale di Creatività Applicata con Scuole italiane, argentine e statunitensi a partire dall'ordine delle Scuole Medie fino a giungere al grado universitario. Il team di Jai Guru Deva effettua resoconti su base mensile, trimestrale e semestrale per valutare l'avanzamento ed il consolidamento dei risultati derivanti dall'applicazione delle strategie operative, divulgative e comunicative.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

Ad oggi, il portale di Jai Guru Deva è visitato da circa 40.000 internauti unici al mese per un totale di circa 100.000 pagine; le modalità di interazione sono essenzialmente di tipo consultivo (i) e di tipo operativo (ii), dove per consultivo si intende la fruizione dei contenuti del portale e per operativo l'effettivo coinvolgimento creativo dei membri registrati, che propongono idee e e/o collaborano allo sviluppo ed alla realizzazione dei progetti pubblicati.

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)?: 
From 75.001 to 500.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Other
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Yes
Since when?: 
2013-07-30 22:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
No
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

Tra i sistemi di computazione proposti da Jai Guru Deva che possono essere replicati/utilizzati virtuosamente in molteplici ambiti di applicazione e da molteplici soggetti (tanto per individui generici quanto per Scuole, Aziende ed Enti Pubblici e Governativi), i principali sono: (i) l’algoritmo di calcolo dei contributi di sviluppo elargiti da ogni collaboratore che garantisce un’equa ripartizione degli utili in caso di distribuzione commerciale delle idee; (ii) la computazione delle metriche in fase operativa che permette di monitorare le fasi di sviluppo dei progetti in co-creazione attraverso una rielaborazione dati puntale, dinamica e scalare, che semplifica la gestione di organici complessi e che rende possibile l’aggregazione di molteplici competenze che abbiano un comune obiettivo/necessità di collaborazione, ottimizzando le dinamiche di interrelazione in termini qualitativi, spaziali e temporali; (iii) gli applicativi informatici offerti all’interno dei laboratori creativi che semplificano l’operatività tra i collaboratori.
Attraverso questi servizi, l'intento primario di Jai Guru Deva è di mostrare con tutta evidenza la convenienza culturale, sociale ed economica della scoperta, dell'espressione e della condivisione del potenziale creativo individuale a partire dalla più tenera età di apprendimento di studenti in fase di crescita intellettuale, culturale e fisica.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
In termini di predisposizione alla condivisione dell'ingegno, tra i membri del Network dei Creativi abbiamo riscontrato due principali ostacoli: (i) il timore del giudizio altrui; (ii) il timore del furto e/o plagio. Nel primo caso, la soluzione a breve termine è stata l'implementazione di una funzione informatica che permette l'accesso alle idee tramite password: in questo modo, l'ideatore/ideatrice può decidere liberamente di rendere fruibile la propria idea solo ai membri che desidera coinvolgere. Come soluzione a medio termine Jai Guru Deva sta definendo programmi rivolti principalmente a Scuole ed Associazioni che supportino i ragazzi nel percorso di formazione di autostima del proprio potenziale creativo, per comprendere il valore della collaborazione a discapito della competizione. Nel secondo caso, si applica oltre alle soluzioni già citate anche l'implementazione di un sistema di tutela autoriale dell'ingegno che si basa sui principi del Creative Commons informatico.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
Nell'immediato, uno dei progetti più importanti è l'internazionalizzazione di Jai Guru Deva: nonostante siano già attivi sul portale membri italiani, francesi, inglesi, olandesi, tedeschi, statunitensi, paraguaiani, giapponesi e cinesi, l'internazionalizzazione a tutti gli effetti è prevista per il Gennaio 2016, a seguito di adeguamento informatico del portale alla fruizione dei contenuti in modalità multilingue. L'aspettativa è quella di espandere i confini di Jai Guru Deva in termini quantitativi particolarmente rilevanti.

Project Location

Country: 
Colombia
City: 
MEDELLIN

Organization

Organization Name: 
INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA JOSE ASUNCION SILVA
Organization Type: 
School
Specify: 
Donations

Project Coordinator

Name and Surname: 
KATERINE FRANCO CARDENAS
Address: 
Calle 118 No 64CC 68 Barrio Boyaca las Brisas
Telephone: 
573153816701
E-Mail: 
katherine.franco@gmail.com

Website

http://amigosinfronteras201.wix.com/k

Privacy Law

Consenso al trattamento dei dati personali
Do you authorize the FMD to the treatment of your personal data?: 
I do authorize the FMD to the use of my personal data.

Project Type

Education up to 10 years

Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

This is an adventure of learning ,without any kind of time borders or space, where children will have the chance to interact through technology with children of any country. This has awaken their interest for learning culture, languages, knowing places, etc. In this project, Reading and writing are areas are will be reinforced as well as mutual respect, respect for intercultural issues, etc.

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

This project was designed because of the students’ interest of interacting and acquiring new knowledge with friends from other countries as the ones the teacher has encountered being part of the Microsoft Forums.
Build alliances internationally so that students are participants of a new learning environment in the digital century, facing global challenges through culture exchanges of learning.

This project will be conducted during the technology class and some extracurricular time after class.

To make this project work, we had to start with some phases:
1. Building alliances with teachers from the PIL network ( Chile, Puerto Rico, U.S.A, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Malasya and Guatemala). This alliance was built thanks to the friendship and collaboration in 2011 in the forums were the leading professor participated.
2. Creating online groups on Facebook social network as an interactive space where everybody can interact among each other, including Colombian students. They can post their ideas and find issue resolutions. This will be monitored by the admin teacher.
3. Choosing topics of their interests. Students will state their ideas, and problems.
4. Preparing virtual sessions. Students previously research a topic and give ideas in the session.
5. Collaborative learning: students created collaborative learning in order to give solution to problems that were given through their topics of interests. This activity was developed through a video call.
6. Rubric for Evaluating Learning: Students will have the Cultural day where through a video call, they will show folklore about each country. Parents have previously helped with this activity. Also, the national flag of Colombia has been sent as a sign of friendship without borders. Currently, we have been having exchanges with El Salvador, Ecuador and Mexico.

How long has your project been running?

2011-10-30 23:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

Objectives:
- To generate meaningful learning ,through cultural exchanges, that allow students to have respect for the different uses of technology in everyday life. To create this objective, we diagnosed students’ needs and interests because we have been working with moral values to enhance a better co-existence despite all the social problems that they suffer like violence, family issues and home displacement.
- To generate collaborative work and school co-existence through interaction. In this objective, the collaborative work was taken as part of the methodology of the roles in the classroom as well as in the social network. It has been worked under the contributions of Vygotsky.
- To take advantage of IT in the areas of learning and enhancing writing and communicative skills. We follow UNESCO’s skills of the XXI century reflected on the Colombian curriculum.
- To stimulate creativity in students when developing narrative and descriptive projects. In this objective, we covered selfsteem, trust in one’s self, so that children can express their feeings through lecturing and conversing in a pacific way.

Results

Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
Results - 450 students have been participating from primary since 2012. - Academic development has increased specially in the Spanish course. Writing and reading have also improved and now students communicate in a better way. -When building autonomy and implementing collaborative work, coexistence improves and that helped students respect the different society that we live on. Also, by knowing about other cultures, they were motivated to learn new languages like English and French through apps in their tablets or computers.
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

Around 120 students from different course of primary school through virtual platforms (Facebook, Schoology, skype) and classes.

Sustainability

What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
From 3 to 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
Less than 10.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Other
Specify: 
PUBLIC SCHOOL
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
No
Since when?: 
2015-06-29 22:00:00
When is it expected to become self-sufficient?: 
2016-10-30 23:00:00

Transferability

Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
Yes
Where? By whom?: 
Other school in our city( Medellín) who wants to participate and do a new strategic alliances.
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

It is really important to create and implement innovative projects. Projects that are student-centered. This will take students to have new and different experiences beyond the classroom. These kinds of experiences help students enhance their coexistence and value different people. Children can be capable of building new learning styles through technological collaborative ways.

Are you available to help others to start or work on similar projects?: 
Yes

Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
Internet connectivity. Solution: students went to a cyber café or they visited relatives who have internet. The language, for example in Malasya, children were using the translator to write in English and the Children in Malasya to write in Spanish. The interaction was amazing.
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
To continue making these alliances and try to connect not only primary but secondary area from our school as well. To promote values among the group like Respect, Self-confidence, Academic improvement, etc.

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