Friday, March 10, 2006

eTwinning Professional Development Workshop in Prague

From the 23rd to 25th March, I will be at this conference.

"eTwinning is a new scheme enabling you to work with other schools in Europe through Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It can be a simple and straightforward way of finding partner schools and working on a range of exciting curriculum projects." (from eTwinning website)

I am aiming to develop some areas of the FLaT project, as can be seen from the following excerpts from my application to attend the conference:

"I wish to gain contact/s which would lead to the establishment of two eTwinning podcast projects. Firstly, one in which I would collaborate with a teacher to tackle certain Mathematical concepts which have traditionally been difficult to grasp. We would produce a bank of podcasts, which would attempt to enhance understanding. The podcast may, for example, make use of background music (see Accelerated Learning theory, or Verbcast) to create a positive climate and pupil receptiveness.

Secondly, I would wish to work with a colleague to support each other in producing a tourist podcast for each village or town in which the school is located. Classes would collaborate via Video Conference or email to plan the structure and production of the podcasts. The completed recordings, available online, would allow visitors to the village/town to download the show to their mp3 player and receive a guided tour as they walk around the area (see for example)."

I will blog here during my trip.


Blogger Ewan McIntosh said...

You should be giving a seminar at eTwinning! Enjoy it - have you seen the MFLE Podcasts from the Edinburgh workshop? MFLE.

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