4th project “App your School“ Partners’ Meeting
On the 8th-9th January, “App Your School” project partners participated in the 4th meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. During the meeting partners shared the first results of digital ateliers experimentation in schools, others presented their plans. We have also worked and planned our main project results – national toolkit and European manual for pedagogues, trainers to successfully include extracurricular ICT competences of students into the learning / teaching process.
Until now we have already performed many activities – collected good practice examples related to ICT development in each of 8 project countries, delivered national training for teachers, trainers, created initial versions of digital ateliers. VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI, Kaišiadorys Adult and Youth School and Šiauliai city and district schools will experiment 5 created digital ateliers. The aim of workshops is to use students’ knowledge about social media, smartphone apps and ability to apply different ICT tools in lessons. Our organisation will deliver digital ateliers on the following themes: recognition and expression of emotions, intergenerational learning and cooperation, problems of the disabled, team building in the class.
The experimentation is planned to last until May. The results will be presented in the meeting in Poland.
VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROEJKTAI is implementing a 3 years project „App your school“.
The training based on Bruno Munari and Alberto Manzi methodologies was organised in Bologna (Italy) on 17 – 22 of September.
This was already a second learning event in Italy and this time partners presented one of their created digital ateliers (based on the principles of Munari and Manzi methodologies).
Partners from 8 European countries (Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Finland, Czech Respublic, Greece, Poland and, of course, Lithuania) are aiming at trying out new methods and including technologies that children, teenagers are using on an everyday basis: smart phones, various apps, tablets as well as the latest tools: 3D technology, smart robots, virtual reality glasses, etc..
During the trainings participants presented their experience using modern technologies in education process. Also partners discussed the possibilities and difficulties related to the application of smart technologies in the schools of 8 European countries.
Next project steps – to finalise 5 digital ateliers / workshops and try out them in schools, collect results and prepare national toolkit for teachers to use.
First Learning Event in Italy (project AppYourSchool)
From October 2016 VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI and Kaišiadorių suaugusiųjų ir jaunimo mokykla participate in the project AppYourSchool. Five days (January 9-13) four participants spent in Bologna. More than 40 participants gathered from Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Greece and, of course, Lithuania.
Project coordinators delivered to the participants two methodologies – Alberto Manzi and Bruno Munari – which might be used in the work with children, teenagers and other learners.
Five working days were really interesting and we did a lot of work. Activities were motivating, practical. We drew on paper, made trees from paper and wire, using programming software coded them on the screen of the computer. We also made art with a photocopier!
We will organise training for teachers in Lithuania in spring and share our knowledge, methods obtained from Italian partners. Follow us on facebook for further information - https://www.facebook.com/EdukaciniaiProjektai/?fref=ts
More information you may find on the project website http://www.appyourschool.eu/