1. Project summary 2. Let's meet each other 3. Meetings 4. Logo / Poster contests 5. Erasmus+ & eTwinning Corners 6. Hands-on eTwinning 7. Mobilities / Workflow
C1:DIGIWORLD: Living in the Digital World - Germany/Ts C2:DIGILANGUAGE: Language learning in the digital world - Germany/Sts C3:DIGISKILLS: Common point of successful entrepreneurs - Turkey/Sts C4:DIGIVALUES: Media usage and values - Denmark/Sts C5:DIGISCHOOL: Media education and literacy - Sweden/Sts C6:DIGIMEMORY: Digitisation and preservation - Portugal/Sts
8. Hands on the Project (Other products/ activities/ surveys...) 9. Dissemination - Spreading DIGI knowledge 10. The outcome / impact 11 Final conclusions
1. Our project
Project summary: DIGINAME - Digital Natives and Modern Media
The project - summary
This project started with the following premises: communicating, living, learning and taking part in society in a changing and developing world with the advancement of technology will only be possible with digital citizens who are more critical. Therefore, we were interested in the influence of modern (digital) media and media literacy on different schools and countries. Modern media has become increasingly important in our daily lives, in our school life and in the business world. Our project, in general, focused not only on the opportunities but also on the dangers of modern media. We bore in mind that today's students (digital natives) are both consumers and producers on the Internet. And we handled students' daily lives and experiences as our starting point and focused on social, cultural and critical thinking. Digital entertainment and social networks make students become more passive, have difficulty expressing themselves, and make them feel inadequate. And this psychological state constitutes a lack of self-confidence and critical thinking. For this reason, the younger generation is unconscious and uncritical about the credibility of modern media elements. We did not want our students to be passive spectators; we wanted them to be more active thinkers and to analyze and question the world. We could verify that this problem was also common in our partner schools. Therefore, one of our special aims was to educate our students on critical thinking and media literacy, and to guide them to become more intrusive individuals in our schools and communities. Modern media, on the other hand, has the potential to encourage students to find new ways of participation. Since modern media connects people around the world, it can help overcome prejudices and barriers between countries. Our project included 5 schools from 5 different countries and some of them were our eTwinning partners. All teachers in our schools and all students between the ages of 14-18 were the participating candidates. Our project included 1 LTT for teachers and 5 LTTs for students.
2. Let's meet each other
Friedensburg Oberschule school
It is situated in the heart of Berlin with around 1300 students representing more than 70 nations and over 100 teachers. Half of the students learn in the so-called regular classes, i.e. the classes with German as the teaching language. The other half of our students learn in bilingual classes, the so-called SESB classes, in which about 50% of the courses are taught in Spanish. Besides the bilingual profile, we also have laptop classes and professional orientation classes which deal with differentiation and the integration of media to the internal school curriculum. The school motto is "Learning with, for and from each other", which stands for their motivation to learn from and with other schools and cultures. The school has been striving for a perpetual improvement of the use of up-to-date media at school. For years now we have had a laptop class in each year, in which we use digital materials only. These classes are taught by teachers willing to work digitally and participate in regular professional development courses. We find that the personal exchange is the most important when learning new strategies, methodologies and ways of working with media in a certain subject.
C3:DIGISKILLS: Common point of successful entrepreneurs
It was built in 1961 and now is the most comprehensive educational school of the region. Within the framework of MEGEP it has been selected as a pilot institution. Furthermore, being supported by and within the framework of collaboration of TURKISH-JAPANESE (JAICA). It provides training by 160 staff and to around 2.500 students (60 disadvantaged students). It teaches Machine Technology, Metal Technology, Chemical Technology, Wood Technology, Electric-Electronic Technologies, Information Technology and Automatization Technology Fields. It is one of 111 schools throughout Turkey in which (SVOC) Specialized Vocational Obtaining Center projects are being implemented. Empowered by that, this school gives great importance to (R&D) Research and Development. Together with attending to Regional and National, Vocational and Technical exhibitions, it also constantly attends National Robot Building competitions. Vision - To become a leading institution in the field of vocational and technical education. Mission - To be a pioneer of technology in the developing and changing world in professional education. Motivation - To achieve innovative approaches in the field of Digital Talents, critical thinking, active citizenship, entrepreneurship, and improve language skills.