Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Greetings from Romania

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Mioveni, Arges, Romania



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Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the 2°E - Marconi (Pescara - Italy)



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Thursday, 18 December 2008

DO you LIKE Science?

General information
a. Age (circle)6–11 12–15 16–20 20–30 30–50 over 50
b. Gender
c. Occupation

1. What is science?
2. Do you like science? Why or why not?
3. How do you think the daily work of a scientist is?
4. What is a scientific theory? Give an example.
5. Does the sun revolve around the Earth?
6. What is a scientific law? Give an example.
7. What is the difference between astronomy and astrology?
8. What is evolution?
9. Why is evolution called a theory?
10. Do you know why an object falls?
11. Do you know why the stars shine?
12. Do you know why eartquakes happen?




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Wath's the mean of PISA?
PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating countries and administered to15-year-olds in schools.
The survey was implemented in 43 countries in the 1st assessment in 2000, in 41 countries in the 2nd assessment in 2003, in 57 countries in the 3rd assessment in 2006 and 62 countries have signed up to participate in the 4th assessment in 2009.
Tests are typically administered to between 4,500 and 10,000 students in each country.
SUMMARY (PISA 2006)
Finland, with an average of 563 score points, was the highest-performing country on the PISA 2006 science scale.
Six other high-scoring countries had mean scores of 530 to 542 points: Canada, Japan and New Zealand and the partner countries/economies Hong Kong-China, Chinese Taipei and Estonia. Australia, the Netherlands, Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Ireland, and the partner countries/economies Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Macao-China also scored above the OECD average of 500 score points.
On average across OECD countries, 1.3% of 15-year-olds reached Level 6 of the PISA 2006 science scale, the highest proficiency level. These students could consistently identify, explain and apply scientific knowledge, and knowledge about science, in a variety of complex life situations. In New Zealand and Finland this figure was at least 3.9%, three times the OECD average. In the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada, as well as the partner countries/economies Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Hong Kong-China, between 2 and 3% reached Level 6.
Watch the video: OECD/PISA - An overview of progress so far
This 3-minute video explains what the OECD/PISA programme is and progress made so far. Available in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

What is science?

video

AND NOW...Science 2.0
Please, give your contribute: insert, in the comments below, the first
3 words that come you to mind when you say "Science"

Some graphics made by Martina M. (the 2°E - Liceo Psicopedagogico "Marconi"-Pescara - Italy) describing the survey results in her class.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Dictionary







made by all partners an published by the Romanian team coordinate by teacher MARIANA RADULESCU from Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Arges, Romania

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

The feedback evaluation of the project

The teachers' progress card

2008/05/12

The students of the Gymnasio Lianokladiou, continued their cooperation with the schools Istituto Magistrale "G. Marconi" (Italy), Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Mioveni, Arges (Romania), OŠ Janka Ribiča Cezanjevci (Slovenia) in the project “Exchanging friendship and learning skill each other”, after the end of the cooperation in the project “Global Communication” In this project, students communicate through e mail and talk about various subjects in the forum, practicing the English language, using new possibilities of the use of the PCs and learning about the similarities and differences between the countries in all sectors of their life. The Greek students could introduce themselves or prepared presentations with their introduction. They also prepared presentations for their country and some activities in school. Some of their presentations were transformed by them to small video, which present activities in their school, or the country, the district, the school and their small town. Some of the activities for the project were: -the collection of the most interesting websites, relative the subjects: environment, religion, education of health, sun-water-air, sports, Olympic Games, Family, Technology, Track, Economy, and Education. -The creation of a common dictionary, with the participation of all partner schools - Photo gallery with scenes of the daily school life and the manifestations in it.

IOULIA GKIKA (Gymnasio Lianokladiou - Greece)

2008/06/04

The students of the Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Mioveni, Arges (Romania), continued their cooperation with a lot of enthusiasm with the schools Istituto Magistrale "G. Marconi" (Italy), Gymnasio Lianokladiou (Greece), OŠ Janka Ribiča Cezanjevci (Slovenia) in the project “Exchanging friendship and learning skill each other”, after the end of the cooperation in the project “Global Communication”. In this project, my students communicate through e mail and talk about various subjects in the forum, practicing the English language. In the Romanian Folders, we (me and my students) have published interesting works. 1. Our pictures: Christmas show, Consilliation lesson, Math lesson, to the sweet shop, for the project, near the Christmas tree, the best friends, together, trip… 2. Romania > Pupils presentation About us: some PowerPoint presentation of my students 3. Romania >About Romania Something about my country, Romania: My country, my county, my town (PPT), My town (Video), Romania (PPT) 4. Our School "Liviu Rebreanu" : "Liviu Rebreanu" school (Video) 5. Sciences: Environment - water (websites); Maths (some websites about Math); 6. My town MIOVENI (Pictures) 7. Dictionary: I saved in my PC the Dictionary from Italy, from Greece and my students have completed them with the translation into Romanian Language, they have added another word for translation and they have published in the twinspace. This activity was a challenge for my students to improve their knowledge in some domains. A great activity of our project is the blog: http://www.friendship-learning.blogspot.com/, where I have published a most of part of my student activities: 1. Our web resources used in school activities; 2. School life: some video made by my students - In the classroom, Activities for the Francophony Day, Earth Day, Artistic Activities, Europe Day, Our free time; 3. INTRODUCING... About Mioveni, Arges, ROMANIA - a PowerPoint presentation, with link to our twinspace and Video: Mioveni and Some music and water from Pitesti, the residence of my county Arges.

MARIANA RADULESCU (Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Mioveni, Arges (Romania)

2008/06/04

Students from Italy, Romania, Greece, Slovenia communicated by emails or forum, talking about different subjects that the same students chose or the teachers (like this: do you like or not to go to school, do you like Maths or other subjects...). The students already shared opinions about leisure time, music, movies, books, pets ... in an earlier project named "Global Communication". They were more and more involved exchanging news and ICT skills. They made Power Point presentations of themselves and of their school and towns. I've created a blog named "Friendship-learning.blogspot.com" and invited my partners to upload their works and share them with most people: some of my students asked to learn and try to upload their presentation using different media (overall windows Movie Maker). All the partners contribute to create and share a common dictionary. Finally all the students made a websearching activity (in the folder of each school in the twinspace and under the title "our web resources" as a post in our blog) to exchange learning materials found in the web: so they had discovered that Internet may be a fantastic learning community, but one must select the materials and use his/her critical ability. More: using foreign language to learn other disciplinary contents (as it happens in CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning) made the students better understand the language as a tool of acquisition and transmission of knowledge, and not only as an abstract entity regulated by grammar and syntax. It comes so favorite not only the linguistic improvement, but also the motivation; it increases in students the awareness of the utility to learn a foreign language and the trust in their own possibilities.

NORINA CIAFARONE (Istituto Magistrale Marconi – Pescara, Italy)

Friday, 18 April 2008

EDUCATIONAL (and other...) RESOURCES


Our web resources in...
Here the best websites selected by the students participating to the etwinning project “Exchanging friendship and learning skill”…

Good and fun learning!

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ASTRONOMY
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2) The ES A website for kids... with games, quiz, art gallery and much other!



http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/fun.html
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3) A collection of children's on line astronomy activities







http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/the_book/index.html
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4) "Listen to" this nice website and try to design and launch your satellite
http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/designsatellite
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CONSTITUTION finder
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ENERGY
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1) ENERGY KIDS PAGE

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3) RENEWABLE ENERGY


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ENGLISH LEARNING

1) Fun songs, stories and other ...to learn and speak English!


2) UPDATE YOUR ENGLISH!

3) Grammar Blast
Answer 10 questions and and earn up to 100 game points

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ENVIRONMENT..............................................
1. We can learn something about our Countries from this site.

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2) WATER SCIENCE
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EUROPE UNION
2. Destination Europe
As any tourist will tell you: Europe is an endless voyage of discovery... Join us for virtual visit of Europe's cultural history and the richness of its rural landscapes. Each year diverse and excellent destinations are handpicked for European Destinations of Excellence.
3. EUROPE QUIZ

- Learning about EUROPE can be FUN!

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HEALTH EDUCATION
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2)PSYCHOLOGY, EMOTIONS, MEMORY,INTERACTIVE BODY...in BBC world

3) 100 Life Saving Health Food Tips
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HISTORY
1)WORLD AND BRITISH HISTORY FOR KIDS


2)Holocaust

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LATIN GRAMMAR

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3) Cool math!
http://www.coolmath.com/

http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/heal/siteslist.htmmy/web/2000/heal/siteslist.htm

4) Math live



http://www.mathslice.com/


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MUSIC

1) CREATING MUSIC Creatingmusic.com is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.

2) CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES
with Composers Biography too!


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NEWSPAPERS
from all over the world
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SCIENCE
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2) Try SCIENCE
3) Science for school