GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
WEEK OF MEETINGS AND DOUBTS,
WE CAN START REMINDING OUR PREPARATION PLAN WHICH IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FULFILLED BY EVEYONE:
- We are not going to stop working together. If our project is selected then we'll start communicate it to: our headteachers then to Educational authorities,Parents associations and University, just because all of them are going to be involved in it. Of course we'll draw a schedule before 1st September when we'll run the project together. We'll also prepare a website and a e-twinning chat room and twin space to communicate ourselves in an easy way. When our communication channels will be clear for us all then we'll send an email to every organization that are going to collaborate with us: University, Museums, City Halls, Tourist offices, and near 50 collaborators that are going to support greater or lesser this amazing project around seven european countries.
The commnunication stage in our school is almost finished. Today we have a meeting with all the teachers in our school to talk about it and invited them to our blog to participate.
I've already opened our project in e-twinning, and a chat room.
Our website is going to be start up by University teachers, and host by them.
In there we'll link everything we need such us:
- School web pages and related important ones each school consider.
- our blog site.
- etwinning place and chat room
- fourms for teachers and students.
- tools to organize mails and informations.
- a link with our digital game.
So there will be the way in organize everything in the same place effective and safe.
They are already working in the design, I'll give you more details when I have got them.
About the twin space it is ok for for if any volunteer wants to open it, so when it is ready we also can link it in our webpage.
About the meeting with University principal: they are ready to collaborate and work with us in several aspects such as the data base of the digital game and website, morever they'll assess and record in a final DVD every single meeting in which we participate in.
Details about the game:
One character will be getting over stages to reach a final challenge. This charecter should be someone funny or motivating or even invented by our students, someone like a traveller, a spy, a journalist,a police, adetective..... so you can ask and suggest even we can design or invent a name.
So this could be a first homework for these days.
They are working with suggestions We gave such us: online/offline game to installa in tablets as a app.
Different levels of difficulty, for different ages.
Android system to be supported wtih tablets and pcs.
About tablets and digital cameras we asked for it in the project.
We have to investigate to try to order it all in the same distributor in the moment our NA enter us the budget. I am also into it.
The stages of the game will match with meetings so for instance before spanish meeting all the participants students will work with CULTURAL HERITAGE AND MUSIC, EVERYONE WORKS ABOUT THEIR COUNTRIES, REGIONS AND CITIES. Our students will suggest 50 questions about this topic/subject (It is ok if they are 25 Culture 25 Music) but every single question should be go with 3 possible answers (of course only one correct). In the very first time the University staff include the data base in our website each country will have a user name and a password to include the questions and answers. If we follow the schedule they gave us, this could be ready before Spanish meeting maybe the week before, if it is not possible, do not worry because every country has got their questions and answers and we can include them in here.
At the end of the project we will have and on/off line built by everyone in which they could reach a reward or diploma or certificate to print.
Other things: Children insurance: European health card for everyone even I am not sure how it works in your countries, my chidren have it and it is useful in every european area. in Spain the health system covers everything if you have the card.
Julia I can see every thing is under control and your dates of mobilities are OK. This year: Spain Italy and Poland. Next year the rest of partners schools.
During your stay in Here I am sure we can work in every single aspect it will be no clear for us and study what it works here and what it doesn't work to change it.
the accomodation with Spanish teachers will be proposed or raised in today's meeting, but there is also the possiblity to host you all in a hotel next to school and all host families, it is affordable for everyone.
About the trip to Madrid: When you'll have your tickets to Madrid the 30th November please send me names and time of arrival because we can book a bus to translate to Cuenca for everyone. If it is not possible we can consider private teachers cars or train.
Of course we have thought about children time, because we are teachers and it is our job and responsability, I do not understand some doubts.
I'll continue in a part 2.... or to be continued