Social Media and Education. Threats and opportunities

This eTwinning project aims to be a support for the Eramus+ project entitled Social Media: Threats and Opportunities, which is coordinated by IES Santa Catalina de Alenjandría and has other four schools as partners (from Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic). It is designed mainly for students aged 13 -14 and it focuses o...

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DAY 1: BREAK THE ICE ACTIVITY/ WORKSHOP WITH EXPERTS
26 Jan 2015


On our first meeting day at Heinrich Heine School students got the opportunity to get to know each other through sports activities. After they've spent one day in their host families already, they had a lot of stories to tell already.


After a short break the pupils enjoyed an informative workshops with experts from "sicher dein web" Frankfurt. The topic of the German project meeting "What can be done against the misuse of social media?" was introduced.


DAY 2: ART WORKSHOP
27 jan 2015


" What have you already found out about problems that can occur when using social media?" 
"What can be done against these problems?"
These were the major questions of the second project meeting day. Focussing on a creative approach, the students took photos portraying social media problems and edited them on the computer.
The results make the observant think and build one approach of social media misuse prevention.

DAY 3: ART WORKSHOP PART II/ MEETING WITH A POLICE OFFICER
28 jan 2015


On this day of the German project meeting, the students were able to finish and reflect on their workshop results.
Additionally they got the chance to have their questions answered by a German police representative. Through this, one question which was answered was "What is already done to prevent social media misuse?"
Last but not least the project participants shared knowledge by meeting the "media scouts" of Heinrich Heine School. This team of pupils was trained to assist and help in cases of social media misuse and might be a role model for partner schools.
 
 DAY 4 AND DAY 5: EXCURSIONS TO FRANKFURT AND MAINZ
29 - 30 Jan 2015


On the last two project days the project participants experienced two cities of the Heinrich Heine School region digitally.
The digital sight treasure hunt in Frankfurt on Thursday was followed by a guided tour at the ZDF television station at Mainz. 
A press conference on the last project day at school enabled not only us but also the local public to keep the memories of the Erasmus+ project meeting.


 

Author: Rocío Escabias Machuca
Last editor: Tomáš Klinka