"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" (John Lennon)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A song ebook

Students of class II G of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" in Terni took part in the etwinning project "LEFT: Learn English with Fine Tunes" and had the chance to listen to some songs in English. The songs have been chosen both by the students and by the teachers. Students created  language games and activities on each song and shared them among all the partners of the project (Italy, France, Portugal). We collected all the works in the ebook below with the aim of using it with different students the next school year and we share it because we think it might be useful for teachers and students of  other schools too.




Thursday, June 21, 2018

Invent your future

This school year students of class III H of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" in Terni took part in the etwinning project "Invent your future". 

Inventions, as opposed to what people often think, are often the result of a teamwork and thanks to digital technology cross borders.

We wonder ... to what extent collaboration between European students can lead to creation ?
Thus this project aims at enhancing collaboration between teenagers from different European countries in order to create an invention. 


So during the whole year students from Italy, France, Spain and Portugal shared ideas, searched for info on famous inventors from the past to create their own inventions and came up with some great ideas. Here are some info on the inventors students found working in mixed nationality groups.


Creato con Padlet


Creato con Padlet


Creato con Padlet


Creato con Padlet


Creato con Padlet



Students from all the countries shared chindogu inventions and students from Portugal created the projects using a 3 D printer the results are awesome! 


In the short video below you can see some of the chindogus Italian students created and the one in 3 D too. 




Sunday, June 3, 2018

Going around London and New York

Students of classes III G and III H here you have info on London and New York.
Pretend to be tourists and choose at least 4 places you would like to visit and be ready to talk about them in class saying the reasons why you chose them.






Sunday, May 27, 2018

When a photo talks: two ebooks.

As the end of the school year is approaching even the etwinning project are coming to an end.
Class 2 H of the school "L. Da Vinci and O. Nucula" in Terni took part in the etwinning project "When a photo talks" and we have carried out a lot of activities which are summarised in this ebook.



We also created another ebook with stories from all the partner schools involved (Georgia, Ukraine, Greece, Italy (Venice and Terni) and with the aim of celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
We started this book with a common introduction, common characters different stories and a common end.
Students worked both at school and at home using photos, drawings and writing the story in google docs to be more collaborative and to share their work with all the students involved in the project.

Here is the ebook



It has been an involving and demanding job that all our students carried out with commitment and enthusiasm.

So to all of us




for this 




Sunday, April 8, 2018

Anchor charts!

Some days ago, while I was reading some posts on facebook groups for teachers I came across this post here https://www.weareteachers.com/anchor-charts-101-why-and-how-to-use-them-plus-100s-of-ideas/ that is about anchor charts. And I wondered ... what is an anchor chart? Lets read!
So I read the article and it reminded me of mini posters I used to create for my students some years ago but there is a difference: an anchor chart is a mini poster the teacher starts then the students finish, or that teacher and students edit together and even better ... students create it for other students to finish. So ... I decided to create a couple of anchor charts for my first and second year students, I brought them to school, presented them to the students and explained they could create some too.
They can be created using some cardboard and colours and/or using ICT.

Here students will add words under each column. 


These pictures will be cut and pasted in the chart above. 



And to my surprise here is the first anchor chart by one of my students! We will work on it tomorrow in class all together.


Here you see anchor charts on grammar but they can be created on any other topic as well. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Short stories - class I G

Some days ago I published a post about the short stories created by students of class I H and now is the turn of the students of class I G too. 
In both classes we worked in the same way in fact we followed the tips given for the preparation of the Cambridge global story competition you can find at this link http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2017/12/15/enter-story-competition/

This time too the stories have been submitted to the competition and collected in a colourful ebook that you can see below. 









Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Short stories - class I H

Students of class I H of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" of Terni created some short stories following the steps suggested from Cambridge University Press within the preparation of the Cambridge global story competition.
(more info here http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2017/12/15/enter-story-competition/)

All the stories have been sent to the competition and we also created a nice ebook and paper book with them so the students will read their stories to their mates at the end or at the beginning of an English lesson.

Here is the ebook.





It's really a great story book: well done!