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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Let's find out something more about Gandhi.

Students of III classes we are now starting a project on Human and Civil Rights Movement and for this reason we will look for info on some of the most famous people who fought for this cause.

Here is a thinglink with links on Gandhi that you will use to carry out the following webquest answering these questions.


When and where was he born?
Where did he live?
Where did he work?
What was his job?
Why was he important?
What was the situation like in India during Gandhi's time?
What are the most important achievement of his life?
When and how did he die?







In the padlet below you can share a photo of him, something important he said that you liked, a song or a video on him.


Creato con Padlet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Movies and language activities

Within the etwinning project "Making Films, Making Friends" students are creating language activities on movies and on scenes from films they liked.
First they watched a film or a scene and then in groups they created language activities for their mates. To do so Italian students used the Learning Apps (https://learningapps.org/) while Norwegian students used kahoot (https://getkahoot.com/).

Here is a thinglink where we collected all their works. The blue tags are by Norwegian students and the green ones are by the Italian ones. The red tags are scenes from films they liked.




After having created the activities students played each other games and enjoyed a lot!

Here are Norwegian students playing games created by Italian students.


And here Italian students are playing a kahoot game created by Norwegian students. The quiz is about the movie "Animal Farm" based on the book written by George Orwell. 




Friday, February 17, 2017

1 smile makes 2 smiles: spreading happiness!

Students of class I G of "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" school in Terni created some mini posters with sentences with the aim of spreading happiness within the etwinning project "1 smile makes 2 smiles". So when one of them is sad he or she can take a smile with a sentence and feel better. We hope it works! 
Our European friends from the project partner schools created some sentences too.

Here are some photos of our sentences.






There are our mini posters in our classroom. 



These are the sentences from Austria, Turkey and Portugal 





We are waiting for more be happier and happier everyday! 



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Let's play EU 60 games

Students from class II G of "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" school in Terni prepared a series of online games using the learning apps for their Spanish and French partners of the etwinning project called "Let's play EU 60".

First they read some info on the history of the European Union in class,



then they carried out a webquest to answer to some questions using their personal devices (which was possible due to BYOD guidelines)






and, after having found a lot of info they thought of some games and created them using the Learning Apps http://learningapps.org/



During this activity the students involved got to know the history of the European Union better, improved their English, used their creativity and had fun both creating the games and playing them.

Here is a thinglink with all the games created so far.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017: Be the change: unite for a better internet!

This morning students of class III G of "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" school talked about Safer Internet Day using a powerpoint presentation that can be found at the following link https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs/education-pack-11-14-year-olds called "The Power of Image".





First the teacher presented the topic and let students brainstorm and share opinions,


then they were divided in small groups and invited to think about what they can do for a better internet and each group wrote their thoughts in the padlet below.






Creato con Padlet


Friday, January 27, 2017

Englishman in New York and eTwinning

Within the eTwinning project "Music and charities", students of class III G of the school "L. Da Vinci - O. Nucula" in Terni had an activity on the singer Sting. They read info on his biography and carried out some activities before and after having listened to the song Englishman in New York.












In the following weeks both Italian and French students will investigate other singers committed with charities doing webquests and other involving activities.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

What did you do ...?

Here are some online exercises to review the simple past.

Affirmative form
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2030

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2325

Negative form
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6075


Here is a set of study cards on irregular verbs. Click below and play the games

https://quizlet.com/_6kkk7








And now a verb contest!



The first who sends the right verb forms of the words in the cloud below will win a prize !