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Unit 5- The eTwinning social network.

After four weeks collaborating with colleagues from different countries and learning from their feedback given on my project, here you are my final design of it. I have followed the rubric main points (headlines) to make it easier to assess. However, I recommend you to look back on the other posts in order to have a more visual outline.

Last but not least, I would like to finish by saying thank you to all of you because of your help and positive comments, but also for making this course a great meeting point among enthusiastic teachers. I wish we could work together on this or other amazing projects. Let's eTwin!
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Project title: DID YOU SMILE TODAY? đŸ˜„

PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION
Lessons will run thanks to ICT as students and teachers will useTwinSpacein order to keep in touch via internal messaging, video, chat, etc. Students will work collaboratively so that each group has  two people from each country. Therefore, teachers will foster research and the analysis of …

Unit 4- Collaboration in eTwinning.

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After having designed a project draft, now is time to show the way I have planned to work with my students collaboratively. You can have a look at the poster you have below:


Unit 3- Project design.

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After loads of ideas, I have finally chosen working on positive emotions. Teenagers time can be a little bit confusing as their bodies undergo numerous changes. Nowadays, there are a lot of articles dealing with the emotional intelligence in schools. According to Daniel Goleman (2001), managing emotions could reduce anxiety. So I think that if teachers focus on this aspect of our students' lives, then we will be promoting a relaxed atmosphere and consequently, most of the students will retain what we have been working with and will learn in a more efficient way.

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Unit 2- Innovation in the classroom.

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As I stated in my profile, I teach English to teenagers. Last year we took a course in our high school which dealt with PBL and I realized teachers should do things differently in our classrooms. I started working together with colleagues from different areas and some of us are still learning to work that way and engaging our students into collaborative tasks in order to motivate them when learning the different subjects.
I am aware that this is a hard job and I know I have lots of things to improve. For that reason, I would like to learn more about gamification and working with other areas (cross-curricular tasks/projects), but most of all, I would like to start a collaborative project together with different foreign countries/schools so that my students feel more motivated to use the English language.
Regarding best learning/teaching practices, I have found a project and app which could help to improve my lessons. The first one is a project called "etwinauts in (in)visible cit…

Unit 1- What is eTwinning?

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Today I start a new adventure, guided by a group of specialists who are going to show a bunch of teachers how to cross countries borders thanks to nowadays online resources and work collaboratively with other schools/users in order to reach a common goal.
My expectations on this MOOC are learning to build online bridges among the different countries in the world so that teachers can offer our students a broader vision that takes account of the different cultures and ways of thinking. For this reason, after reading about eTwinning, I would say that  this digital tool is a super-powerful resource which can make students aware of the various and good uses of the digital tools, improve their written and oral language skills and learn to work collaboratively accepting and respecting other points of view.
Here you can find my eTwinning personal definition in less than 140 words.




Personal introduction

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If you want to know a little bit more about me, you can have a look at my profile on this blog and you can also watch the video on this post.