Pek, our tiny flea, gets his eTwinning backpack for the second time, ready to visit more countries this year.
Our students will give him life in a comic, sharing his curiosity to learn more about places and languages in Europe.
Creativity and learning in a funny way, is our guide in this project, where collaboration will finally lead to a real comic magazine, Pek 2.
Posted by: Emese Sebestyén
The Hungarian team joined the Pekkies because of PEK 1 which sparked our interest and when I showed it to my group of 16 advanced level English students, they all wanted to participate. Finally those who did not get a user name, were paired with those who had and this way they could also be involved.
The creative team had ideas for several cartoon strips and the greatest job was to select which was the best for PEK2. Also, they had to realize that many of the puns and jokes that they originally built in the story would...
Having a comic book was a great achievement and an incredible pleasure to work all together but we needed a cover for it. And a comic book without a proper and an original cover is not a real comic book!
A cover contest took place in April and beginning of May and all members of Pek, teachers and pupils registered on the twinspace, were invited to take part in this activity.
The drawings had to be done on A4 format and all techniques were accepted.
7 different covers were produced and realised and a lot of creativity and originality was the result of...
I'd like to tell you about the work developed by my pupils at the "Instituto San Clemente", in Santiago de Compostela (Medium Grade Formative Course on Computers).
Initially their main task would consist on colouring the different stories, but eventually, they were charged with more and more work thanks to my incredible ability for muddling things up, as I got more and more people involved.
Firstly, my students asked me to develop the same tasks as the remaining partner schools, that is: invent a little story about Pek in Compostela, draw it black and...
Hello everybody! My students were really amazed when they saw the book and could read their story in many languages; they amused themself in finding out how an Italian word was translated in a completely unknown language! I don't bet a penny on our pronunciation but we had great fun.The project was a real adventure also for us because the ones we had joined before were more.. how can I say ....detached, we mainly worked on our own . This one instead was really great because we felt cared about and when we were at a loss we have always...
I'm sitting in my office, having in front of me the newly opened envelop arrived from Spain. I'm overwhelmed by the emotions that its content generated not only to me but to my colleagues and students that saw it as well. Despoina, the English teacher that collaborated with me in this project was thrilled with the final result. My students couldn't believe in their eyes and my colleagues were surprised of what an etwinning project can achieve.
The newly published Pek 2 comic book is in our hands; real, colorful with the unique smell of etwinning collaboration and my mind is...
Procedure (let's see how things have progressed for Pek!)
Get to know me, was our first activity.The role of pupils expanded beyond just the creation of the comic. Our teams got to know each other, using the pupils corner. They exchanged point of views, ideas, photos, music in more than 100 posts. In a collaborative work this aquaintance among the students motivated them more, as it was like knowing each other. Using etwinning platform for interacting with...
Do you want to see how an idea has become reality, starting from a dot and then expanding to an illustrated comic
Here you are!
The adventures of a tiny flea, through brainstorming, pencils, templates, scanners, digital files, colors, downloading and countless revisions and feedbacks. More than 100 people collaborated in a complicated but enjoyable way in order to learn, to share, to create something that we can have it real in our hands now. The eTwinning experience that Pek offered us is unique.
This is the result of our work, the fantastic comic book
It was a great opportunity how to share new information about places and languages in Europe. My students especiallyappreciated learning foreign language in a funny way. The collaboration of all teams was on a high level and now wecan enjoy our real comic magazine, Pek 2.
My students just followed my instructions. They were done by Marcos and they were easy to follow them...
The project has been for us a great opportunity to enrich our knowledge of other European countries and to improve English. In addition, it has also shown us that working in a team is not always that easy and how important good communication is.
Personally I had already used comics in my everyday teaching activity but never in a collaborative way: creating a story within a context has added great value to the work itself and, for the students, the idea of being part of a bigger...