Thursday, 27 November 2014

My Voki

Today's hangout was the result of ‘My Voki’ project. 

The main objectives of the task were:
- to enhance language skills, such as writing, listening, reading and speaking,
- to practise lexical and grammatical structures in a fun way,
- to engage students in interactive lessons,
- to introduce technology in the process of learning.

During the first stage of the project, Edmodo groups from both schools, had to prepare the description of an imaginary character, and write  five questions which were related to it.
Ready descriptions were used to create Voki. The best Vokis, Spanish Pocoyo and Winney, and Polish Brunhilda and Toralei, were published on the blog and used for the listening task during the hangout session.   

Children from both schools were supposed to listen to their partners’ Vokis, and then answer the questions, which were asked by their peers from partner country.

After the break you can watch the movie of the session.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

28th October 'Who is Who?'

Who is the winner, who is the loser? Are there any losers in education? 
What was the teachers’ role this time? Having fun while learning and having fun while teaching is the clue.

Children are willing to learn, but sometimes they are too shy to catch the wind. What’s the teachers’ role, then? Sometimes you have to become a child for a moment, to understand what is the answer on this question J
So who is who? Whether teachers are the students, and students are the teachers?

In this activity our students were playing the game Who is Who. We had a funny time.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Daily routines

Our students are working about the daily routines. Here you can learn with them.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Our schools

Our students worked in five mixed groups on Edmodo. They were assigned to groups by the teacher. In each group there were children from both countries. Then, they started to chat with each others in order to get the answer to the questions that teachers wrote in their groups. 

Spanish students had to write down the Polish answers, and Polish students, the Spanish ones.

If the answer was correct, (the spelling and grammar) they wrote the answer in a shared document.
You can read the document with the results here.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Prepositions song

'We will finally  see them!', These were the words of one of our students, who has participated in our first videoconference.

Today, our students were very excited about the vision of meeting their peers from abroad, therefore, they were preparing for this event with great motivation. They were doing this not only during the English lessons, but also training at home, by using Edmodo, our virtual learning enviroment.

The videoconference was a summary of the first Unit of a joint English syllabus.  Students had  the opportunity to test their language skills on live, and thus, they had to get in touch with foreign colleagues, respond to the teachers’ questions and sing a song about prepositions of place together.
Students from Poland, taught their colleagues from Spain that the refrain of the song can be shown by hands, which makes prepositions of place easy to remember.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Welcome to DTO

On Tuesday, 16th September 2014, our students started the project.

The first activity they did was to meet themselves by Edmodo, the educative social network, that we use in the project.

This way, students from both countries joined the DTO Edmodo Class and introduced themselves. At the same time, they started to chat between them and comment their posts.