As the world is rapidly changing, the methods and teaching approaches of
yesterday will not prepare our students properly for the world they will
have to live in. We need a totally new approach for both teaching and
learning to help our students to achieve 21st century skills like
creativity, communication, collaboration, digital competences, critical
thinking and personal responsibility.
Teachers from five tiny village primary schools from Finland, Greece,
Spain, Turkey and Estonia believed that one possible way to meet these
objectives was bringing mobile devices, especially tablets, into
teaching and learning process.
Our project was called Learn and Share! as all participants, both
teachers and pupils, were involved in learning, collaboration and
sharing results and experience.
During the 36 month period we had three joint teacher training sessions
and three camps for pupils. Each project year had its own subject area:
1. Social Sciences, PE and Health Education; 2. Maths and Science; 3.
Literacy, Art and Languages.
Teachers created learning scenarios and lesson plans of which some were
transformed in the form of eTwinning projects where students could
collaborate with peers both from their own as well as partner schools.
Our pupils had also the opportunity to work face to face with pupils
from partner schools during our international students camps.
We carried out 10 eTwinning projects and compiled 4 different booklets
with lesson ideas and learning scenarios.
After the end of the project we wish to continue with mobile
learning/teaching and international cooperation. We also hope that
teachers from other schools and countries will use our materials and
experience to include mobile learning in their own teaching.