November 2008: The teacher invite his/her students to offer their contribution.
Students introduce themselves individually or in group and upload a photo.
They discuss school, school life and future study plans on a general basis. They refer to their interests, hobbies, music preferences (while adding song extracts), comment on films they have recently watched (on the basis of video extracts downloaded from youtube.com . They express their ambitions and expectations of their future life.
They describe their local area, their city (illustrating with plenty of pictures and presentations) in terms of architecture, city planning and history the last century.
They could present customs and local traditions and celebrations with reference to whether the society they grow up in is multicultural or not.
Januar - Febr-March 2009
Civilisation,Culture, History and Neo-classical buildings: they downlaod articles and images from electronic and printed journals; they take their own photos of their town focusing on neo-classical houses and monuments; they present well-known architects and their works all over their town (neo-classical building) during 18th - 19th century. They create webpages and they compose presentations and video. Presentations can be followed by interaction by means of texts or other techniques (crosswords,diagrams and quizzes) whose answers will be published.
They students can to describe the influences of neo-classicism on peinture and literature as well.
Each group discovers the similarities, the differences and the probable mutual influences on the neo-classical buildings among the cities and then they signify and point out their conclusion writing comments on the other blogs .....
April - May 2009
Reflections and tentative conclusions about the cooperation. What did we expect? What have we achieved?
On the whole
The school blog is ultimately a colourful magazino, in which the students will present themselves and their genuine interests in multimodal texts made up of ideas, images, sound and video, without offending or provoking. Suggestions and recommendations are welcome.
Our main objectives are to deepen the students' awareness of the global nature and potential of the Internet, to sensitise them to the significance of the respect to the human being, to deepen the relationships between European teenagers, to acquaint them with other European cultures, to promote tolerance towards the other, to make peaceful coexistence possible for all.
English is essential, parallel to their native languages, where necessary.
Posts include multigeneric texts (of a wide range of text types) such as diagrams, sketches (created by the students or computer scanned), pictures, animation, zigzaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, survey questionnaires and more. One student help the teacher and undertakes the tasks of the blog manager who has access to the code number and is responsible for uploading posts and comments.
It is required that all teachers involved get to know each other through either their school blogs.
Enjoy the project! Good Luck!