Students from six European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey) become budding journalists, share their perception of international news, interact and collaborate to publish two issues of an e-magazine in English: The European Alternative Magazine.
PROCESS AND CONTENTS:
1. BREAK THE ICE: the students introduce themselves and present their national group. This will help them find like-minded partners to team up later.
2. GUIDED TOUR: to get to know better one another, the students offer their partners a virtual guided tour of their school and area. To make it interactive, they quiz them about it and react in the forum.
3. PROJECT LOGO: the students create logos for the project, comment on them, and vote for their favourite one.
4. TEAM UP: the students choose a topic they'd like to research and write about, and look for team-mates thanks to the partner-finding forum. Sixteen international teams are formed.
5. FIRST ARTICLE: each international team brainstorms on their chosen topic, share the work, research, collect information, organize their ideas, write a coherent article, illustrate it (respecting copyright). The tutors guide and advise them, and proofread the article.
6. PUBLISHING: the teams choose the layout and publish their articles online.
7. MAGAZINE COVER: the students design a cover, suggest it to all partners, and vote for their favourite one, which is the cover of the Spring issue.
8. The SPRING ISSUE is published (April 2016).
9. YOUR OPINION COUNTS: the students read their magazine, and peer-assess their work by voting for their favourite articles, commenting on them, and congratulating the best teams for their work.
10. SELF-EVALUATION: the students evaluate their participation to the project so far, the positive aspects and what they can improve for the second issue of the magazine.
11. SECOND ARTICLE: the students team up for the second article, according to the topics they'd like to research and write about. Fifteen international teams are formed.
12. MAGAZINE COVER: the students design a cover, suggest it to all partners, and vote for their favourite one, which is the cover of the Summer issue.
13. The SUMMER ISSUE is published (June 2016).
14. INTERACTEEN IN A FEW WORDS: the students assess the whole project by summarizing it in 3 words + an image.
15. GOOD-BYE to the partners in the form of acrostic poems.
All along the project, the students exchange around their lives (events, school projects, etc) in FOOD FOR THOUGHT and SNAPSHOTS OF OUR LIVES.