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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

EU board games

Students of class II G of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" in Terni created paper board games to learn more about the European Union in English. This activity is part of the etwinning project "Let's play EU 60".

This is the way we worked:
1. students were split in groups;
2. each group decided what kind of bard game they wanted to created;
3. they formulated the questions using the photocopy used for the EU webquest some weeks earlier;
4. they created the game using cardboards and we worked together with the teacher of Art:
5. the games have been shared in the twinspace of the project in etwinning so that even the other students can play and learn having fun! 

EU Dominoes 1


EU Dominoes 2 








 To play the games you can print the photos, cut the cards and ... enjoy!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bleak House: the storyboards!

Students of class II H of the school "L. Da Vinci-O. Nucula" in Terni read a children version of Bleak House written by Charles Dickens as an activity for the etwinning project "B. F. G. - Books for Friends are Great".
They worked in pairs or small groups and read a chapter of the novel each. After reading they created a storyboard on paper with the most important event of the chapter they have read.
Once they had the paper storyboard ready they used the app storyboardthat to create their own storyboard online.
It was a long and quite demanding work for them but they were engaged and did a great job.
Here is the result.

Chapter 1 by Tommaso N. and Pietro

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 2 by Nikolò and Ludovica

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 3 by Elena, Riccardo and Maria Teresa

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 4 by Sofia P. and Sara

Part I

Made with Storyboard That

Part II

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 5 by Francesco F. and Giacomo

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 6 by Gianmarco and Alessia

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 7 by Tommaso D. and Lorenzo S.

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 8 by Michele and

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 9 part I by Serena, Luca and Matteo M.

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 9 part II by  Serena, Luca and Matteo M.

Made with Storyboard That

Chapter 10 by Ludovica and Elvis

Made with Storyboard That

Here is a mind map created by Matteo D. and Lorenzo F. using the app coggle

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Let's celebrate EU 60!

French and Italian students celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome with a Skype sessions some days ago.

The students are involved in the etwinning project "Let's play EU 60" and they are working on the European Union since September 2016.

To celebrate this event we decided to meet, even if only virtually, and talk about school, free time and Europe during the English class. We couldn't talk for too long because both schools had also other classes.

Before the meeting students had the chance to think about the questions they would have asked in this shared doc.

Finally we met and even though we had some technical problems we solved them and we could talk and meet: it was a wonderful experience and a great way of celebrating EU 60!

We also voted for the best logo for our etwinning project during this week and we chose among the following:

And the winner is ...

Camille's logo! 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretend to be tourists in London and in New York!

Students of classes III G and III H here you find two thinglinks one on London and the other one on New York.

Read the info, watch the videos and listen to the songs.
Then prepare a short presentation (a video, a power point, a text ...) and add it in the padlet below each thinglink.
In the presentation:
- focus on 4-5 main tourist attractions
- describe them shortly
- find a video and/ or a song about at least one of the places you chose.

Creato con Padlet

Read the info, watch the videos and listen to the songs.
Then choose 4 attractions you would like to visit, describe them and post your description in the padlet below.

Creato con Padlet

Friday, March 17, 2017

Malala and the importance of education

In the thinglink below you have some info on Malala's life, there are cartoons and videos on the most important things she said during her speech at the United Nations.

Read and watch the videos then answer the questions.

When and where was she born?
Where did she live?
What happened one day on the bus while she was going back home from school?
Why is she important?
What dis she say in her speech at the United Nation?
What was the situation like in Pakistan in 2010s regarding schools?
What are the most important achievements of her life?

Write what you learnt about her life and from her actions and speech in the padlet below

Creato con Padlet

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mystery Skype

This morning students of class I G of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" had been involved in a mystery skype with students from the etwinning project "1 smile, makes 2 smiles".

During the activity they had to guess where each school was from, to do so some students asked and answered questions,

some others looked on maps to find out the country,

other took notes and searched for info on the internet.

After the questions they discovered that the students on the other side of the screen live in the Czech Republic.

After that Italian and Czech students took some time to look for other information on the two countries and asked other questions to know a bit more on these two nations.

Here is a slideshow of the experience we had this morning.

Mystery Skype on PhotoPeach

The students loved it and realized that speak in English with real people is beautiful but also demanding so they have to practice and practice to become really good at it.


and a big 

to our partner in this activity.