Wear the Peace - make a T-shirt

eTwinning project

What happens:

Partners are going to make paper T-shirts, decorate them and write peace messages on them , their motto and slogan for peace. Instructions how to make the T-shirt are given by Bulgarian and American students partners. Each project partner chooses the design of his/her own T-shirt and writes his/her message on it. To present the T-shirt participants on the project need to take a photo of the T-shirt, to make a short video for the working process and to put these resources on a glog on the Pen pals' glogster account. All glogs of contributors will be collected in one glogflow and will be twitted to UN, UNESCO, UNICEF on the 1st of June - the world children's day as a peace message to the world.


How it comes:

Subjects: Citizenship, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Music, Technology

Languages: EN

Pupil's age: 8 - 18

Tools to be used:

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/makeatshirt4peace/,

wiki: http://peacetshirt.wikispaces.com/home,

GlogsterEDU: http://eduambassador.edu.glogster.com/,

Skype, Twitter, e-mail, Forum, MP3, Other software: (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conferences, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing


Aims:

1. Funny and creative learning and communicating - to increase creativity by learning through doing activities.
2. Using students' creativity and web technologies in one.
3. Students are improving their English language skills, studying more about foreign cultures, developing essential key skills.
4. The using of project based strategies and new technologies such Glogster EDU make them successful in their work with different kind of media which is a great way for developing and improving students' 21st century skills.
5. To support children's awareness as peacemakers in a global plan.


Working process:

Making a colourful T-shirt is a creative learning through doing activity and partners could make it in their real classrooms. They can learn how to make the T-shirt from their Bulgarian and American partners who have described and shown all stages of creative process on that wiki page: http://multilingualclassroombyuspeh.wikispaces.com/Make+a+T-shirt+project . Partners are going to meet, connect and create glogs together in a virtual classroom organized on GlogsterEDU site. Bulgarian partners are giving a free Glogster edu student's account with premium features to each of their partners on Pen pals ambassador account. When the T-shirt is ready, coloured and with peace message on it , make a photo and a short video to present it and put all together in a glog. Then post the glog on your wiki page: http://peacetshirt.wikispaces.com/. Also partners could collaborate on wiki, twitter and Facebook, using their blogs and forums. Using Skype and Google hangouts as a conference connection is also recommended. Project should be submitted on the first of June, twitting all glogs collected in a glogflow to Unesco, UNICEF and the UN.


Monthly project planning:

November 2013: Let's know each other (Peacemakers)
December 2013: New year - a new hope (Make a Christmas card)
January 2014: Pen pals on Glogster (Project work)
February 2014: Hope, Love, Faith (Digital storytelling - The Little Prince)
March 2014: Let you show me your way (Tolerance)
April 2014: Getting the T-shirt ready
May 2014: Connect, create, combine: (share the T-shirts)
The 1st of June - Twitting for Peace


Expected results:

1. Students will enjoy funny and creative learning
2. Students will build awareness as peacemakers
3. Students will learn how to learn from other students by using different kind of media
4. Students will learn how to communicate and collaborate through different kind of social media - twitter, Facebook, wiki, Glogster, Skype
5. Students will learn how to use many different kind of web tools supporting good communication, collaboration and creativity - glogster tools, vocaroo, facebook apps, you tube...
6. Students will know more about project partners' countries and culture. 7. This etwinning project could be turn into Comenius one between schools and could have new horizons.