St Thomas More College, M’Xlokk Primary is participating in s multi-lateral Maths and Literacy project based on the story 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental.This project is being tackled through different subjects throughout the scholastic year. During this collaboration, each country will send a wandering penguin that will travel to each participating school.
The Year 3 and 5 students prepared their penguin called Peppinu to travel to their eTwinning partner schools with a passport and online travel journal. They also presented him to all 4 foreign schools during a video conference while getting to know the other penguins who will be visiting their school in the coming months.
Another activity was done by the Year 5 students in the school grounds. They had a Maths trail with Actionbound and also a Treasure Hunt to see where Chilly, the little penguin with blue feet from the story 365 Penguins, travelled to. This activity continued on the following day during a literacy lesson where the children created postcards for Chilly about the country he's visiting. Great thanks go to Ms. Morris (HOD Maths), Ms Gatt (HOD DDLTS) and Ms Spiteri (Support Teacher DDLTS) for the creation and organization of this activity.
Ms Daniela Vassallo K1 Peacocks class of 2021-2022
Back in October 2021, I was invited to take part in this project alongside 10 Turkish educators. The project aim was to support young children’s muscle development through enjoyable and age-appropriate activities. In parallel to these simple activities, we aimed to support our students’ Cognitive, Language, Social and Emotional development areas. Regular meetings between us teachers, made this project a successful one as we all got to discuss in real time the tasks to do and the challenges that one might encounter. This helped us all to adapt the activities as needed depending on our student’s ages and capabilities. The project was a success as the expected results were achieved! Our students worked well together, supported and learned from each other. Looking forward for the next one!
Sharing with you a link to a coding activity video done with my students:
The project gave our students the chance to develop creativity and combine the English language with art, expressing their special but diverse skills and talents. Improving language skills, especially using English as a common tool of communication was a major objective.
Cooperative learning was used to help students share their thoughts and ideas. Discussing European stories and carrying out literacy activities using digital tools increased students’ interest in the English language. It helped to develop their cognitive skills and key competences.
The students created a variety of writings including comics, fake Instagram profiles, different story endings, Bio poems, interviews with characters from the stories, Escape rooms, story cubes and newspaper articles among others. They used various digital tools to carry out the literacy activities including WordArt, Pixton / Storyboard, Flipgrid, Linoit, Padlet, Genially (to create Escape rooms), ReadWriteThink, Storyjumper, Author Premium, Vocaroo, Fodey, Author Premium and Learning Apps. Students participated with enthusiasm. In transnational groups, students chose a participating country and a topic and searched for information about it. They then presented this work on our countries on a Padlet map. Click the pdf icon for more info.
Ms. Nadette Camilleri Pavia
More sharing of local good practice! Well done to everyone involved and thank you St. Clare College -
San Ġwann Primary School for sharing!
As part of an eTwinning Project for Early Years, years 1.2 and 1.3 introduced a story for World Book day. The story was shared through a video conference that was organised with Qormi SG Primary. During this conference, the teachers and their students presented their activities and performed a role-play.
Gozo Middle School
Our Eco-Schools/LEAF/eTwinning team has been busy working on a fantastic project with the aim to embellish our school and to mitigate the effects of climate change.
We are pleased to share with you our first vertical garden. In the photos you can see how unwanted pallets have been transformed into beautiful shelves for plants. Pots were made from used plastic bottles.
Well done to all students and teachers involved!
Sharing of practice from local context!
Well done Ms. Ritianne from Żabbar Primary A kindergarten.
Our first Etwinning experience The little ones had the opportunity to meet other children from another school and also engage in various learning experiences in relation to the storybook ‘Where is the green sheep?
Several classes at San Ġwann primary are taking part in different eTwinning projects. These projects are very interesting and involve a lot of work and commitment. These projects are:
Nitilqu lsienna u naqbdu l-lapes (K1.1; K1.3; K1.4; K2.2; K2.4; K2.5)
Travelling Angels (K1.6)
Read, Share and Enjoy - Story Telling Project for Early Years (Year 1.2 & 1.3)
6 SkyWays of the World We dream about (Year 6.1 & 6.3)
Eco Footprint (Year 6.1)
Well done to all the teachers, LSEs and students taking part.
On Friday 21st January 2022 an online session was organised by the eTwinning NSS for eTwinners to share good practices on how eTwinning is being integrated in the classroom. This session was addressed to both primary and secondary educators. eTwinners had the possibility to share their eTwinning ideas and experiences with other educators. Click these files so that you can view some of the presentations.
After attending the first batch of online Series of eTwinning webinars for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), Ms. Raissa Scicluna Micallef a KGE from St. Benedict College, Birżebbuġa Primary School together with her Kinder 2.5 class, are now embracing their first eTwinning project called "21st Century with STEM".
Ms. Scicluna Micallef is working close with Ms. Kimberley Borg (Lse) and Ms. Olivia Schembri (kge reliver) to ensure that students get a great experience from this project which is in collaboration with Gorukle Hazinedaroglu Ozkan ilkokulu school, a primary school in Gorukle Zafer Turkey.
This European project is providing stakeholders with first hand experiences on how to build upon stories, be creative participants, engage through a number of hands on activities, achieve new learning outcomes while doing all this within the curriculum.
Here is a video sent by Ms. Raissa who is sharing her practice within the project
Year 1 teachers Ms Suzie, Ms. Michela & Ms. Marilyn at St Clare College Pembroke Primary are currently participating in an eTwinning project where educators from different schools share their practices of storytelling in the early years.
During today's special assembly Ms. Suzie shared with the rest of the school what etwinning projects entail and about the project that they are doing at the moment.
Click to view presentation
Click to view ebook created by Book creator
This European project is aimed at preschoolers.
The aim of this project is to teach pupils about different Easter traditions around Europe.
Preschoolers will prepare a box full of Easter traditions, customs and send it to their e-Twinning partner kindergarten.
For more information about this project click on the presentation below created by Malta- Ms. Doreen Barr (Smart from the Start Childcare Centre & Croatia- Ms. Kristina Zorić-Beslema (Dječji vrtić Vukovar 1, Vukovar, Croatia)
During this scholastic year 2020/21, St Margaret College - Vittoriosa Primary participated in two eTwinning projects:
Easter Traditions involving all KGEs
Teddy Goes Virtual involving a Year 1 class
Click on the PDF icons below for more details related to these projects.
A big well done to all educators and students that worked hard during this particular scholastic year.
This scholastic year we embarked on a journey through classical fables and fictional tales together with partners from Malta, Poland, Italy, Turkey and Germany. The project came to an end after a whole year of monthly planning, implementations and evaluations in which we turned stories into various activities.
Monthly, the chosen stories were challenged with various tasks in which as a class we investigated through play and s.t.e.a.m education. Taking slots and pieces from the stories to highlight our learning outcomes was smooth to all partners because there was consistent collaboration even during school lock downs.
From the start the aim of this project was to ensure that activities could be done anywhere and by anyone, there the pandemic did not hinder our learning. This is why on Friday 28th May 2021, we decided to meet up online through Twinspace Live events in order to celebrate together the end of this successful project we all have put our minds and hearts into. While meeting online, each representative country made flags to wave and use throughout the event. During the event we showed the students our collaborative video which we did as a whole team, the ebook and our padlet. The excitement was indeed visible in everyone's faces and a heartwarming moment when students refer to each other as "my friends".
Before hanging up on our call, each participant joined in with singing and dancing to do a last celebration together as part of our etwinning journey.
On 3rd June 2021, we celebrated the eTwinning School Label award in an online celebration. Anne Gilleran, senior pedagogical advisor for eTwinning was amongst the special guests invited along with Dr. Frank Fabri Permanent Secretary within the Ministry and Mr.Grazio Grixti director for Digital Literacy. We also hosted all the awarded schools who shared their eTwinning journey. Here are some highlights of the event!
1. Vittoriosa Primary School -https://vimeo.com/565343974
2. St. Francis Primary School - https://vimeo.com/565322847
3. Sliema Primary School- https://vimeo.com/561954919
4. Qrendi Primary School - https://vimeo.com/565325315
5. Qormi San Gorg Primary School- https://vimeo.com/561957395
6. Kalkara Primary School - https://vimeo.com/565338846
7. Hamrun GP Primary School - https://vimeo.com/565348466
8. Mriehel Secondary School - https://vimeo.com/565326485
9. Digital Literacy Centre – Secondary - https://vimeo.com/561958115
10. Digital Literacy Centre – Primary - https://vimeo.com/561939260
11. Mgarr Primary School - https://vimeo.com/565315169
12. Sannat Primary School- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaTLd5DWYnI
Recording of the session: https://vimeo.com/558930450
Presentation by Anne Gilleran: https://vimeo.com/561938841
St. Nicholas College Dingli Primary and San Ġorġ Preca Valletta Primary are among the Primary schools that obtained the eTwinning School label 2020-2021.
Click on the below links to view how these schools promoted this award.
Another successful conference - Empowering Future Teachers with eTwinning. Click this link to view more information about this conference.