Schoolnet 2012-2013

Accepting Others

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Project's Name: Accepting Others

Project's Coordination: Ministry of Education, Directorate General for Education in collaboration "Educational Association for IT development - EAID"

Time line: October 2012 – April 2013

Objectives: At the end of this project student will be able to:

·         Understand and accept others;

·         Tolerate differences and appreciate diversity;

·         Learn how to collaborate with people they have not met;

·         Demonstrate an ethical use of the Internet for online collaboration;

·         Explore and address issues that are relevant to cultural harmony, equality, and human rights in today's society.

Description: Groups of secondary school students will explore, collaborate, investigate and promote cultural diversity, respect and tolerance. They will select one of the proposed themes and plan in collaboration with their peers (both locally and regionally) a research around it. The research final outcomes can be an art mural, an interactive presentation, an awareness campaign, a digital story

Themes:

1.      Culture and Diversity

2.      Equal rights

3.      Gender

4.      Disability

5.      Bias and prejudice

6.      Global citizenship

Participants: Private and Public Secondary students: Age 12 to 18

Implementation schedule: The project will be launched in mid-October 2012 and will run till April 2013. Guidance for collaboration will be given during a dedicated workshop at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Teachers interested in finding international partners will join a collaborative learning network such as the "International Education and Resource Network – iEARN", "Global Teenager Project - GTP", "world Links", and other Networks.

Students’ work will be posted on the Internet on an ongoing basis through the “Schoolnet Forum", which provides for these students a space for direct dialogue over the network.

A pre-evaluation process for the projects will be conducted early March 2013. The prominent projects will be presented in a final evaluation session during the first week of April. The first project in each category will be showcased at the ceremony held under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Higher Education. Part of the ceremony will include an art mural exhibition.

Expected results:

1.      Publication (Essays, articles, stories, reports, flyers)

2.      Art mural

3.      Interactive presentations (in any form)

4.   Campaigns

Project Languages: Arabic, French or English

Implementation of the project area of the school curriculum: Social sciences, civic education, language arts, arts, technology.

General Evaluation Criteria 

Structure of the Project

4

Evidence of Learning

16

Collaborative work

24

Knowledge Building

16

Beyond Classroom

12

Use of ICT

16

Innovator and Change Agent

12

Total

100

Presentation Rubric - Evaluating Student Presentations

Grade

1

2

3

4

Total

Organization

Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.

Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around.

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow.

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.

 

Subject Knowledge

Student does not grasp the information; student cannot answer questions about subject.

Student is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions.

Student is at ease with expected answers to all questions, but fails to elaborate.

Student demonstrates full knowledge (more than required) by answering all class questions with explanations and elaboration.

 

Graphics

Student uses superfluous graphics or no graphics

Student occasionally uses graphics that rarely support text and presentation.

Student's graphics relate to text and presentation.

Student's graphics explain and reinforce screen text and presentation.

 

Mechanics

Student's presentation has four or more spelling errors and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has three misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

 

Eye Contact

Student reads all the report with no eye contact.

Student occasionally uses eye contact, but still reads most of the report.

Student maintains eye contact most of the time but frequently returns to notes.

Student maintains eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes.

 

Elocution

Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for students in the back of the class to hear.

Student's voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing the presentation.

Student's voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear the presentation.

Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear the presentation.

 
       

Total Points:

 

Art mural Rubrics

CRITERIA

Score

Content / Message

 

Mural design is relevant to the theme and addresses a clear message:

·         The theme and message are clearly conveyed through art (not written messages)

30

Use of Visual Metaphors

• Artist uses images/visual symbols in a creative way to convey the message

10

Composition / Use of Space

·         Mural design is thoughtfully organized and visually dynamic

·         Entire surface area is covered

·         Visual elements are well balanced with point or area of emphasis (focal point(s))

·         Elements and principles of design are respected

·         Artistic link Mural and Slogan(creative slogan, relation between one and the other)

30

Craftsmanship

·         Mural design shows significant creativity and evidence of effort

·         Drawing and coloring are neatly and carefully executed

·         Artist successfully employs a variety of colored pencil techniques, including layering, blending, and fading

30

Art language Rubrics

CRITERIA

Score

1.    Title

·       Form

·       Effectiveness

4

2.    Beginning

·       Effectiveness

·       Reader’s attention

6

3.    Setting

·       Established early

·       Essential

 

10

4.    Characterization

·       Reader needs to identify with the characters

·       Reader is interested in the characters

12

5.    Theme

·       Message

·       Quotes

·       Run-ons

·       Fragment

·       Tense consistency

16

6.    Ending

·         Writing

·         Explanation

10

7.    Plot/Conflict

Action

High point

Increasing

12

8.    Style

Specific details

Figurative language

Other style

10

9.    Tone/Mood 

8

10    Errors

Spelling

allure

12

Coordinators

 

General Coordinator: Abdou Yammine, ICT Educational Projects Unit Manager - Ministry of Education and Higher Education

In collaboration wth International Educational Association - IEA and other Associations on the way to support the project

 

For additional information you may contact the  “ICT Educational Projects Unit” on the following number: 01--772401

 

ICT Educational Projects Unit Manager

 

Abdou Yammine