The Skype-a-Thon of this year was a real experience for Opening Minds. About 75 Students participated in the experience of travelling inside the class Worldwide.
We have travelled 151, 876 miles to many different countries all over the world along these two days (28th and 29th of November 2017) #Australia #Russia #India #Qatar #Argentina #US #Tailand #Vietnam #Bulgaria #SriLanka #Egypt #Hawai #Pakistan … We are very proud of contributing with a 1% of the Whole World Skypeathon! 🙂 🙂
At that was not only travelling. Different learning objectives were achieved for different Classroom Subjects such as:
Culture, Traditions and lifestyle in Russia, Japan,..
Art, Handcraft from India, and Paintings by 4-5 Years Aborigins at Australia
Geography, Where have we travel with 33 trips with a map. Is this global class ? 🙂
History, USS Misouri at
STEM, Piramids architecture at Egypt, Sigiriya Buildings at Sri Lanka
Languages Speaking English, Spanish,.. and getting awareness of real Communication
Now a bit more of collaboration:
Students, please post here your ideas. Shall we repeat this? Was it a real experience? What have you learnt? Whad did you like most?
El martes día 29 de noviembre se celebró la jornada mundial de Skype para las Aulas. Dentro de este contexto, los alumnos del colegio estaban tan motivados e implicados que hicimos una Maratón real. Intervinieron alumnos de Secundaria y Formación Profesional.
Con todo esto la Maratón fue un éxito, para ser la primera vez que participamos. Tras un largo e intenso día de conexiones internacionales y charlas con alumnos de nacionalidades muy distintas y después de “haber recorrido” un total de 41145 millas .
Qué opinan los alumnos? A mis alumnos: os pido comentarios, para ver si merece la pena repetirla.
I will make a summary of incredibly good information that you can find at European Schoolnet. I have done this for my students to make a profitable discussion this week about the future jobs. It suggested that 90% of jobs today in 2015 require some form of digital skills.
It also highlights some of the shortages that we might have
across Europe by 2020.
For example, it’s predicted that we might be short of 825 000 ICT
professionals. And if that wasn’t enough, it also predicts that we might be short of 215 000 eLeaders by 2020.