Book study of Fantastic Mr Fox / Ourselves and our Locality

Age: 8,9,10
Project Year: 2012-13

Each school had 2 classes involved. One pair studied the novel 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and the other pair did a comparative study of the two communities.

One pair of classes studied Fantastic Mr Fox individually and then came together in videoconferencing to share character reflections. The children really enjoyed this and were able to have interesting conversations and discussions about the book. This was all achieved through videoconferencing. The other pair of classes shared facts about each school and each school community via podcasting, blogging and videoconferencing. The children loved sharing interesting facts about their towns and localities.

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Tanagh Educational Outdoor Centre. Took place on 1st May 2013. It was a half way point between the 2 schools with a stimulating programme for staff and pupils. Children were mixed in groups by the staff. Good teamwork was achieved and the children had great opportunities to mix and identify who they had been chatting to online. Climbing wall, low ropes, orienteering.

Videoconferencing

The classes studying the novel had 1 videoconference session. Children shared ideas about Fantastic Mr Fox in groups, discussing characters and the plot. Children enjoyed talking about their own likes and interests. All children enjoyed videoconferencing and it complemented the study of the book. The other classes had 3 videoconferences where children shared interesting facts about their locality and school. This made sharing facts easy and children loved getting on the camera!

Schools Involved

Media Gallery

For Dissolving Boundaries Day 2014 we invited schools to send us short video recordings that show what DB means to them. We've pieced these together into a movie!

A documentary about linking schools through ICT; case studies of cross-border links between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the Dissolving Boundaries programme and in Israel through the TEC program.

 

School Participation

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