Let’s use tablets in a collaborative way! is a local eTwinning project with the participation of over 30 Year 4 and Year 5 classes from various colleges around Malta and Gozo.
During this project, students learned how to use different tablet apps in order to tackle different curricular aspects. The apps used during the project were: Author, Workspace, Picsay, Lego Story Starter & Visualizer, Scratch, Kahoot, learningapps.org and Animator. Participants also made use of poll-maker.com for voting and were introduced to writing comments through the eTwinning Forum Tool. Teachers on the other hand made use of Padlet to write their reflections about the project.
Each class took part in a video call session with the class they were paired with for the Carnival Picsay activity. During the video conference, the students introduced themselves and spoke about what they really enjoyed doing during the project. During this project, eTwinners could upload students’ work and photos and other material related to the use of the tablets to promote sharing of good practice.
The project focused on the integration of tools found within the tablet to achieve learning outcomes and the widespread collaboration across colleges. Both educators and students came together sharing their experiences, resources and ideas through the eTwinning platform (which is free for all educators). The overall feedback from the teachers was that they learnt so much about how to integrate the tablet in their classroom activities within such a supportive environment and how beneficial it is to share and collaborate.