ICT WORLD - Imaging, Coding, Transforming and Simulating the World

We like to image real life with software tools like GIMP, GEOGEBRA or SKETCHUP, to code and transform situations by using SCRATCH and ARDUINO or simulate social or economic aspects of life with EXCEL or GAPMINDER. These materials will be drafted student-centred and facilitate also cooperative work offering different path through the learning topic....

Project Journal

  • Check the video of Teresa (SP) in France in page "long term mobilities". Great girl !!
    - Posted by Siegfried MAILLARD, 20.09.2017

  • Project “ICT World” in Research Days – 2017
    Students and teachers of Private Secondary School “Klasika” have been succesfully working an eTwinning and Erasmus+ project “ICT World: Imaging, Coding, Transforming and Simulating the World” for 2 years already.
    It is an established tradition of school “Klasika” to start a new study year with Research days held in the school’s summer camp in Pabaži on the shore of the Baltic sea. It is a unique opportunity to engage in the project almost all the students forms 4 – 12.
    For two days (September 7,8) students worked in mixed-age groups in 5 different research areas (creative workshops). The topics of two workshops were closely linked with the project – they were “The golden number PHI” and “100% Technologies”.
    In the research area “The golden number PHI” some learned anew and some revised the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden section where we can find it in real life, art and even business.
    Though the most interesting thing was to construct the Fibonacci spiral with the programme SKETCHUP and to print out with 3D printer.
    Surprisingly, the spirals closely resembled the waves of the Baltic sea. So it was decided to make an installation “The Baltic sea” in the arts lesson back at school.
    We would like to thank the company “Baltic3D” and its representative 3D designer Einārs Edžiņš who worked with us for 2 days and shared his knowledge about 3D printing and its application and answered all the questions. Also our thanks go to the eTwinning agency for establishing the contacts with “Baltic3D”.
    In the research area “100% Technologies” we worked together with the specialists from the Academy of Young Engineers (AYE Latvia). We did not plan to make a robot in 2 hours, but to solder a small electrical circuit and understand all of its work could all the students. We hope to continue the cooperation with “Baltic 3D”, which has started successfully thanks to the agency eTwinning agency, as well as the Academy of Young Engineers.

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    - Posted by Tatjana Vinokurova, 14.09.2017

  • 8th September 2017 : 6 french students in Paris for a training concerning the long term mobilities.
    Take a look in the dedicated page of the Twinspace !
    - Posted by Siegfried MAILLARD, 09.09.2017

  • Our project got a quality label in France, with this comment :

    Congratulations! Your ICT World 2017 project has received the Quality Label.

    Your eTwinning project is part of an Erasmus + project that starts this year. You have been able to propose to your students activities to be carried out between the mobilities and you presented them very clearly on the twinspace. Collaboration is evident for games and greeting cards with Scratch and very explicit instructions strongly encourage students to cooperate to achieve a final quality output. The Geogebra competitions are also very interesting and generate creativity on the part of the students. Only communication between students is not highlighted on the twinspace. Of course, Erasmus + mobilities necessarily create special links, but it would be interesting to show on the Twinspace to what extent the students communicated remotely via the Twinspace. Communication between teachers is obvious, however, as the planning, organization and management of the project are rigorous and of high quality. You obviously receive the eTwinning quality label, congratulations, and good luck for the next two years!

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    - Posted by Siegfried MAILLARD, 02.09.2017

  • Start coding Scratch: useful Units in different languages:
    I will try it out in an afternoon club with my youngest students.
    - Posted by Monika Schwarze, 23.08.2017