Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sharing our e-project, Open Voices, with the world

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Today we have shared our Open Voices project with the world at the 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference! As you can check in our blog, we want our students to become brave journalists! We want them to keep in touch with the news, to debate, to make interviews or to create a newspaper with interesting things for them. In our project we will explain the students how to conduct a good interview, how to create a newspaper online, how to work with headlines every day...
Our idea is the teacher to use Factmonster to challenge the students and catch up with current events and also talk in class about different news. We want the students to watch the news or read newspaper the way they can and propose every week three or four interesting topics for them they want to discuss about. The teacher will create a doodle every week and the most voted topic of that week will be debated the following week.
As they are 5th graders, the teacher can use the session of Civics/citizenship to discuss. We think it is very important for our students to keep in touch with news and events around them, especially in this society in which everything is happening so fast. And, as Spain has students from different countries, it is a very good idea to share what's happening there and connect experiences.
We'll try to encourage our kids to OPEN their VOICES and tell what things they are interested in and enjoy with news and events.
Thank you very much to Mª Jesús García San Martín for giving us the opportunity to share our project and to the Virtual Round Table Web Conference for being the stage!

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