Our Italian team representatives, composed of Mr. Luigi Iazzetti and Mrs Pasqua Aida Pappalepore, from the I.C. “Santa Chiara-Pascoli-Altamura”, Foggia (Puglia, Southern Italy) have attended the 1st Transnational Meeting in Athens organized by the Greek team in order to share aims and distribute responsibilities, take decisions, fix timetables and cooperate to contribute positively and efficaciously to the implementation of the new project.
The agenda was fully respected and this first phase has been very helpful in order to establish how to synchronize activities, appointments and principal tasks.
After having discussed about the involvement of the whole school educational communities, we decided to stimulate the students to work all together in designing and selecting the logo and voting for it through electronic means. This will motivate them in taking an active role in the whole process.
Then we talked about how to motivate children to acquire skills, abilities and transversal competences through digital games using ICT and the internet to play with coding.
Moreover, the different teams discussed about allowing teachers and pupils to explore different sites and resources to play and create digital games to review, reinforce or assess disciplinary contents or concepts.
Traditional indoor and/or outdoor games will be exploited as well to fulfil different educational scenarios and goals.
Last but not least, teachers took the decision to write brief articles, comments and evaluation about the results; they will also guide pupils to express their opinions and reflections about their progress and acquisitions of abilities and competences through game based learning.
Texts, photos and videos will be uploaded in the etwinning platform, in a blog and in the website to facilitate reflections, discussions and dissemination among a wider community of teachers, parents, students and stakeholders.
In the end the Italian team wants to express the most sincere gratitude for the warm hospitality to the Principal, Mr Konstatinos Arvanitakis and all the Greekteachers from the 11th PrimarySchool of Chalandri, in Athens and special thanks to Mrs Maria Skiadelli for her leading contribute.
Mrs Pasqua Aida Pappalepore
Mr Luigi Iazzetti