Using E-Learning in the classroom.
Start date: Jul 1, 2016,
End date: Jun 30, 2017
This Project tries to improve the knowledge, motivation and teaching quality of our students.IES Juan del Villar is a secondary school which is placed in a small village with 3000 inhabitants who live off agriculture. Students can only study compulsory education in this secondary school. When they finish their studies they have two options, going on studying in other nearby village or starting on the laboral market. Our students suffer from lack of motivation, and in some cases from early school leaving.Furthermore, our school is an ICT centre and there are a wide variety of ITC tools such as computers, blackboards, etc. These tools play an important role in order to motivate our students and give them a teaching according to the new times where the ITC knowledge is essential. Despite having ITC resources, we do not use them as much as we should do it. This is due to a lack of training in ITC by teachers although they are making an effort to improve their knowledge in this matter.The goals of the project are as follow:-Improving the knowledge in the use of ITC tools in classroom with our students.-Fostering the mobility among teachers of different European countries, sharing knowledge and didactic methodology.-Fostering the motivation of our students by using ITC tools and improving the quality and prestige of our school in the region.- Raising awareness of the need of learning a foreign language.- Knowing new cultures and opening students´ mind to different points of view in a world where the diversity must join us.-Improvement in the students´ grades using a new methodology throughout e-learning platforms.-Meeting new partners in order to make Erasmus+ and E-twinning projects.-Fostering values such as cooperation and mutual understanding, overcoming prejudices and discrimination.-Avoiding the feeling of isolation and getting aware of the nearness of Europe.-Creation of a critical awareness on the globalization and how individual decisions can affect the whole world.The project includes the mobility of a teacher (computer teacher) in order to do a training course in Prague city for 5 days. The course, titled “Using E-learning in the classroom” will be arranged by ITC-International, a well-known organization and adult education institution for in-service teacher training. It has experience in developing European projects such as Erasmus, Comenius, etc.This course will let us make tasks and lessons using E-learning platforms such as Moodle in order to be used in classroom and online with our students. Besides, we will meet other partners who collaborate in Erasmus and E-twinning projects with.Computer teacher who is involved in the mobility will show the experience, materials and knowledge to the whole group of teachers in the school so that they can use them in classroom and add them in their lessons planning.Besides, computer teacher will put in practice this knowledge with a group of students (4º course) in the subject of computers. He will adapt the tasks and lesson of the group to this new methodology by using e-learning platform. Teacher will assess the motivation and grades of students during the process. Eventually, he will do a report of the whole project and its implementation on the students group.The project results will be shown to the whole group of teachers and it will be published in the school website and digital magazine. Besides, there will be meetings with parents and students to show them this new methodology and results achieved.At the same time, we will try to find partners in order to make a ka2 erasmus+ project, working together with other schools in issues of common interest and fostering the mobility of students and teachers.To sum up, we will say that this project will let us the use of ITC resources which we have in our school in a more effective and efficient way. Besides, we will meet partners from European schools with who share experiences and make a Erasmus+ project.
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