Phase II: January 2020 - March 2020
Ideas for activities from the eTwinning Project Kits for Climate Change
- design jewelry and 3D printing with recyclable material
- collaborative interviewing of a climate change expert
At the beginning of February our pupils meet online on Skype/Adobe Connect and discuss in transnational groups the two main themes of our project : renewable sources of energy and recycling. The objective will be to make a list of actions against climate change that they could take on at school. Before the end of March (before Easter? ) they should have materialized some of their unanimously-decided planned actions.
Topic: Alternative resources of energy
Share information in the form of texts, videos, images. Students in TGs ask questions, share perspectives, engage in discussion and research. They work on an action plan for renewable resources of energy. Can we come up with an action plan that can be feasible for all the project schools?
Each school searches the web for more information about climate change such as (definition of climate change, SDG goal 13, ecological footprint, greenhouse gasses emissions, sea level, global warming, CO2 recycle, how CO2 is formed, why humans should reduce CO2 levels… ) they can use these links:
Based on the results of the questionnaire and a discussion of the results that will be followed in each class focusing on how can each individual reduce the ecological footprint s/he leaves, teachers can share this document with their students:
Google Docs, Twinboard, footprint-Calculator
Students in international groups collaborate to create a Climate Glossary. Each group drafts an individual aspect of the glossary: one group comes up with the order and the terms, another groups with the explanation, another group with the translation of the term in all partners languages, another group with an image demonstrating the term, another group will take care of the layout of the glossary. The glossary will be then uploaded as an e-book on the TwinSpace and shared in the school’s newspaper and website.
Modification for younger pupils: younger pupils can work in local group, when each group takes care of one aspect of the glossary. The collaborative aspect will be then to decide the terms of the glossary together.
Example tools: Flipsnack
Working in in international groups, students create infographics related to climate action which they could take in their schools and local communities (their daily waste, food consumptions, recycling etc …). They will share their infographics on TwinSpace in the form of a Padlet wall.
Students are then encouraged to comment on other group infographics. All partners will vote and choose several infographics that will represent the project
or use the padlet wall of infographics as the the board for a board game of "snakes and ladders"
Our eTwinning Earth hour:
Partners collaborate in organising an event to simulate the Earth Hour (This event is held annually to encourage people all over the planet to turn-off electricity for one hour to raise awareness about energy consumption, more info here ). Partners will agree on what activities they will do simultaneously during this hour/event. Activities can be for example: reading stories about the earth to younger kids in the library with candle light, conducting a lesson where students are the ones to present various topics in candle light etc. In the event all students from all partnering schools will turn off the lights in their rooms (or classes if it is already dark outside in the afternoon) simultaneously for one hour and will light candles instead and conduct a parallel activity that will be agreed and discusses in an online meeting by all partners..