Our Locality

Age: 7,8,9
Project Year: 2012-13

The project was based on wildlife/sea life

Our project was based on wildlife/sea life. We studied a lot of animals/fish/insects which are common in Ireland. We aimed to give the children a greater understanding of the various habitats, physical characteristics of these animals etc. Each group had two to three animals to research. They each had various sections of a wiki page to fill in. There were question and answer sessions during videoconferencing. Children learnt how to download and resize images to insert into the project.

Face-to-face meeting

Venue: Share Centre Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, May 23rd 2013.
This venue was equidistant for both schools and had a great range of activities available. The children played a lot of co-operative games. The children played in their wiki groups so they had to mix. They also ate their lunches in wiki groups.

Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing took place about once a month. The children discussed their work on the wiki projects. The children also had a Christmas videoconference where they sang songs to/with each other. The videoconferencing meant that the children began to discover their common interests while at the same time learning about using cameras/microphones etc.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Boyle Co.Roscommon
    Age Group: 7,8
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Coalisland Road Dungannon BT71 4DP
    Age Group: 8,9
    Type: Primary

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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