Student Report about the Meeting in Finland

On Sunday, the 4th of March we flew at 12:40 from Hamburg, Germany to Helsinki, Finland. There was one hour time shift and we landed at 15:42. Our exchange students were waiting at the airport. We spend the evening in our host families. On Monday, we had to be at school at 10 o’clock and the most went by bus and train. At school we had to take off our shoes. In the classrooms were two or three classes that were taught by two or three teachers. This was new and very strange for us because it was loud and a little bit chaotic. At 12 o’clock we ate lunch at school for free. We think a free meal is really nice because all students have a hot meal a day.

The project in Finland was IT. We watched two movies from Italy and Germany about using technology in school. About this topic we worked in different groups on Tuesday. One station was Home Economics where we prepared and ate Laskiaispulla – a sweat bun with cream and marmalade on it. At some other stations we learned something about robotics and how to use a 3D program. The rest of the day we spent with our host families – tried traditional food for example Mämmi, which is a dessert.

Wednesday started from one of us funny: The host families dog stole her hat so they had to chase him for about ten minutes. The result of it: They had to run very fast to catch the bus. Despite their efforts, they missed the track and arrived too late at school. So they almost missed the bus which drove them to the Fazer factory. There, we were allowed to eat as much chocolate as we can. That was very interesting because there were very strange varieties like chili chocolate. After that, we could buy chocolate and other sweets. Some people bought sweets for 40€! With a better feeling because of the sugar in our blood or a bad feeling because we get ill, we visited Heureka – a science exhibition. In the evening, we had a little talent show at school with a big buffet including very tasty traditional finish food. The talents were incredible singers and dancers.

The next day we went to central Helsinki. There we could decide whether we want to go in little groups or with a guide. No matter what we did: After half an hour we were freezing because it was so cold and windy even for a Finn. We saw many famous buildings especially the library was impressive. And I found the best hot chocolate at the central train station. We enjoyed the last evening with our host familys.

On the last day, we had to bring our baggage with us to school where we had to use an elevator. But a few of us were too heavy or something like this, so they were captured in it but could not get up. They did not know what to do so the caretaker had to rescue them. It was very funny but then it was time to say goodbye. This was very sad because we found new friends and had an incredible time there.

 

 

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Newspaper Article about the Trip to Finland

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TECHNOLOGY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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TECHNOLOGY IN DENMARK

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TECHNOLOGY IN GERMANY

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TECHNOLOGY AT MY SCHOOL (THE ITALIAN WAY OF INCLUSION)

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NEW ERASMUS+ MEETING: FINLAND

 

MARCH 4TH/ 9TH

STUDENTS WILL BE HOSTED AT

HÄMEENKYLÄN KOULU, VANTAA

FINLAND

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Technology at my school

 

Technology at school

99.9% of the Spanish schools can access the internet. In Comunidad de Madrid, there are quite a few Innovative Technology High Schools that develop the teaching-learning process using ICTs. Many researches are being done right now dealing with digital materials and their uses.

One of the last directions of research and development of digital materials is the creation of smart materials, i.e. materials that have the potential to adapt to the characteristics and supposed needs of the subject who uses them without any  intervention.

This type of smart materials use a knowledge based on the content, on the student and teaching strategies to generate presentations of displays adapted to each model of user for the purpose of support the mentoring and individualized learning.

Schematically, we can say that the ICTs contribute to education with some possibilities such as:

  • Remove the barriers of time and space between the teacher and the student.
  • Promote both the collaborative learning and self-learning.
  • To promote lifelong learning.
  • Interactivity among participants in education (teachers, parents, students).
  • Help of specialized subjects with educational needs
  • Promote an approximation of the school to society (see the real world).
  • To combat the isolation of many schools.
  • Enable the work on social issues, allowing the approach to very different realities.
  • Foster interdisciplinarity and globalisation.
  • Facilitate access to information (data bases, forums, pages (web…).
  • Promote an approach to information from a constructivist perspective:
    • the telematic projects are configured as small researches
    • are based on the activity of students
    • fosters a cooperative learning.

Cooperative learning

In our school, we also use different digital tools to work with the subjects such as “Aula Virtual”, “Edmodo”. We do online activities, we communicate with teachers and other students,we use smart boards, we stretch our knowledge, too.

 

To sum up, ICTs enable all types of learners to take part in all the activities that would be impossible for them, otherwise.

 

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Newspaper Article from Germany about the Trip to Denmark

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