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Students will search about educational applications and will create a list of useful apps. It will be an informative book. Because some students have issues with a foreign language, they will have an opportunity to express themselves in their native language.
The students of Şehit Ahmet Birkaç İlkokulu, Turkey, from the classes 3/A, 4/A and 4/B has actively taken part in this activity. They studied in groups to find out information about the useful applications and websites. Each group has found some applications on the net and gathered information.
They created a list of web 2.0 tools to be used both at school and at home. The groups exchanged the materials at the end of the activitiy. Students tried different kinds of applications during this task.
Each group agreed on a favourite application. Group 1 chosed StoryJumper as a favourite, group 2 chosed Pixton and group 3 chosed Wordwall as a favourite. In Turkish language classes, they created their own stories. It was a lot fun!
In English classes, they found Wordwall very useful that they can both revise the units and memorise new vocabulary with varios game like activities. As the last stage, we created a leaflet introducing these useful applications and websites.Teknoloji-Kaptaninin-El-Kitabi-or
At EB1/PE da Marinheira, Portugal, in the ICT class, 4th grade students also researched useful educational applications. Then, they created a trifold brochure with the main ones associated with the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.
Some applications were already used by students, while others were unknown. Some students did the work in English and others in Portuguese. Some copies of the brochure will be printed and distributed at school.edu_apps
Now is the time to start further exploring some of these new applications. They started with Pixton and are loving it!
Students of CEIP Maestro Juan de Ávila, Spain, have searched for educational apps. They are creating a list of useful apps for students and teachers.
For this, they have worked creating a Symbaloo where they collect different applications, web pages, blogs, virtual walls that help day by day in the teaching-learning process.
Students from IC Giovanni Pascoli, Italy, prepared a video about a lapbook.
During the design phase they thought of creating and designing a lapbook to represent the applications most used in teaching activities, both at school and at home, and a second lapbook to represent the moment when students are at home. In any case they are connected to a continuous network.
In the design phase they began to think about which applications they use or have used the most by choosing and some children proposed how to represent them. For the lapbook of the houses children proposed to make houses in 3D. They also thought about creating a padlet with various explanations on using the applications.
During the work phase they divided the tasks for the creation and coloring of the models to be included in the lapbooks. Then in small groups they glued the parts together and colored the rest of the lapbook. In one of their houses there is no electrical circuit, because they wanted to put LEDs as lighting for the houses. By mid-January 2021 they will finish the construction of the padlet and the lights for the houses.
The following you will find the programs / apps that are used by Lithuanian teachers in primary education. Some of them are used on the daily basis, some occasionally. However, students always enjoy learning in different ways. It is very useful while improving their communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity competences.