The five schools taking part in the project held a joint videoconference at noon on World Book Day, 23 April. Around 60 students and 10 teachers from Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Sweden and the UK shared their experiences in the project so far and talked about some of the books they had read. It was a very exciting event as this was also the first time that all the AMORES schools met online together – previously they had only held bilateral videoconferences.
AMORES project – aimed at developing children’s love for literature – is taking part in World Book and Copyright Day and World Book Night celebrations this year. To mark the occasion, the five European schools taking part in the project will hold a joint videoconference on 23 April at noon to share their experiences in the project.
After the very successful first Poland-Denmark videoconference the next one took place between Karlbergsskolan, Kӧping, Sweden, and Horvati Primary School, Zagreb, Croatia. The Swedish students in 7A presented the e-artefacts they created working on the book Mio My Son by the famous child book writer Astrid Lindgren (the original title is Mio min Mio) to the Croatian students in grade 6.
Over the past few days, 10 teachers from Croatia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and the UK have been attending the AMORES workshop at Staffordshire University.
We are very pleased to report that the first videoconference between AMORES schools took place last week! The VC between two schools ABIS School4Child Łódź, POLAND and Skægkærskolen Silkeborg, DENMARK lasted one lesson (45 minutes) and more than 40 pupils from both countries participated, accompanied by 4 teachers. The VC was hosted by the Polish school according to the lesson plan prepared in advance.
AMORES project is pleased to announce that has partnered with TALES project for establishing synergies and jointly undertaking some activities for more impact. TALES is a Comenius Multilateral project (November 2013 – November 2015) that investigates the educational impact of oral and digital storytelling in formal education, through good practices and pilots in schools all over Europe. find out more at www.storiesforlearning.eu
Announcing the availability of a new teaching resource from the #amoresproject. The new teaching methodology focuses on improving students engagement with literature through interactive and collaborative use of ICT to create e-artefacts (for example online videos, comic strips and animations) and the opportunity to critically reflect on their production through participation and social interaction.
AMORES revised MOODLE learning materials for teachers on interactive ICT tools in teaching national and European literature (our third key deliverable)
This eight week online AMORES course (D2.6) from the #amoresproject is for school teachers to develop basic skills necessary to use interactive ICT tools to create e-artefacts effectively, and for creating activities which will motivate students to read and learn about their national literature and national literatures of other European countries. What we mean by e-artefacts are videos, online comic strips, animations and/or games.
We are delighted to inform you that one of our key deliverables, the Technology Selection Report, is now available from this link. Why might you find this useful? The selection of online tools is for teachers and facilitators of learning who are thinking about using ICT in new ways to support learning in the classroom. The ICT tools that we have identified to support the AMORES methodology meets the requirements of the recommendation gleaned from our user needs analysis results. The selection and evaluation of interactive ICT tools is based on a rigorous analysis using the SECTIONS model (a framework for selecting technology developed by Bates and Poole).
One of the projects I’m working on is the AMORES project, headed by CARNet in Croatia, and funded by the Comenius programme http://www.amores-project.eu/. The aim of the project is “Discovering a love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity” a phrase that took us a long time to develop, but time well-spent as this focuses our attention on the key goals of the project – yes we’re hoping to promote literacy and reading, but the actual aim is generating a love forliterature, if literacy improves as a consequence, then great. The means by which we’re hoping to do this is by creating learning activities in which schoolchildren in five different European countries (Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Sweden and the UK) create digital artefacts, mainly videos, and share these with each other.
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