Title : " An educational project on computers
for children 5-9 years old"
Duration : From 1995 -96 till 1997-98 http://members.aol.com/ndodds1578/home1.htm
Partners : Duns Primary School SC - Direzione Didattica di Bosco Chiesanuova IT- Elise Smiths Skole DN - Stjaerskolen DN.
Assessment Year A' 1995-6
Assessment Year B' 1996-7
Assessment Year C' 1997-8
Coordinator : Kindergarten of Kaparelli GR.
Funded : By E.U through the Greek national agency IKY.
Our target is : Through these 3 years of our project the children to realise they are members of one wider educational community in which they can have their own small intervention , expressing it through a variety of activities through a new tool of work in their school life , this of the computer and IT.
Our learning procedure : All the children that participated in the project had become familiar with the computer as an inseparable part of their school life, that consists of one more field , " corner of activities " offering in this way to the children a daily - 10 minutes - contact with it.. The computer which is available to the children is a 386 DX/40 MHz PC with colour screen SVGA along with a printer HP 550 C. The graphics and the text were made on the application Paintbrush of Win. 3,1.
Parents: At one planned parents meeting there was an extensive report and information by the teacher the contents and the targets of the project. The approval was almost general and some of them wanted to help where it was necessary.
Children : The first contact between the children and the project occurred through photographs , drawings and a book from the partners schools of the partnership. At these points we placed the 4 countries national flags giving the them a quick stigma at the European area . It was followed by a detailed conversation based on the topics with which we were able to be occurred with . For having a better " touch " with our " subjects" we have been visited places , spoken with some people who helped us to understand better , collected photos, slides , posters sometimes video discussing and making new observations.
So the specific pedagogical procedure was followed is:
first level : the living experience of the topic each time .
second level : the transformation of this experience in the oral speech and intellectual level
third level : a visual production on the computer of the already existing experience.
About the texts , the teacher tried to carry out , not just the words of the discussions but all the spirit and "something else" that always exists every time some ‘creative procedures ‘ take place .
Target : A software about the pre-school
education based on the analytical
programme of the pre-school education in Greece.
Contents : graphic exercises concerned the above 5 section of the greek pre-school education .
Duration : 1997 -1998
Here is the drawing (the children wanted to make this on computer ) and the poem , a Limerik : a kind of funny short poem for young children with a rhyme aa bb a :
« a smile for Europe »
Lets go for walk
To eat any chicken
To drink and to eat
Saluting the whole world
Scotland - Denmark - Italy all
of us a ‘door’
The only way to discover how it’s
possible to happen is to come here see
us , at the end of this school year.