LTT virtual activities in Latvia (24th-28th May)

The first day: Workshop “Cyberbullying: Types, Causes and Consequences”

10.30 (8.30 Portugal, 9.30 Italy) – Opening of the project’s virtual week, greetings and speeches.

We started our project with virtual tour of Naukšēni Municipality Secondary School and Latvian experience in Erasmus + projects.

Poetry presentations from each country as homework  (encouraging messages to those who suffer from bullying) and a dialogue between a bully and his conscience.

Workshop: Creating a cybersecurity board game. (Cyberbullying: Types, Causes and Consequences).

Student-Centred Approach to Learning and Flipped Classroom (High Tech) methods are used.

Teachers’ meeting. (Google Meet) Coordinators of the project meet to discuss organizational problems.

The second day:  Workshop “Visualising Cyberbullying”

Presentation of the previous day’s work: A cybersecurity board game (Kahoot, Bamboozlee interactive games and the goose game)

Followed by virtual tour about Naukšēni and Latvia (Baltic Way, Song Festival, interesting facts about Latvia and Latvians) + Kahoot

Workshop: Poster drawing “Be Polite Online” (Working out morals) and poster presentations from each country (Some animated posters. Morals on cyberbullying)

Discussion-Based Learning, Inquiry-Based Learning, Collaborative Learning methods are used.

The third day: Puppet Show Tackles Cyberbullying

Workshop: The Puppet Theatre “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” based on the motto “Against cybercrime and for a safe internet”.  Students write their comments on a chat box.

In cultural corner participants presented their national food recipes and the activity was followed by a virtual tour of Riga + a quiz in Kahoot.

Game-Based Learning, High Tech Approach to Learning methods are used.

The fourth day: Debates about the Cybercrime

Debates about the Cybercrime: Workshop: Cybersecurity in films, cartoons, art, literature (everyone explores Internet resources in their own country). Working in groups. Presentations on the topic.

A lecture on “Brief introduction to Cybersecurity” by a psychologist from the University of Applied Sciences Martinš Janševskis. All participating students were provided with the opportunity to learn such skills as cooperation and critical thinking as well as the usage of online resources and active question and answer technique. Students’ verbal interaction was encouraged.

Interactive Lecture, Question-Answer Method of Teaching are used.

The fifth day: Workshop: “Cyberbullying Prevention Ideas”

Videos on the Internet security. 10 golden rules of the Internet security + a presentation. The students posted what they had learnt on a digital canvas Padlet.

The final conference “Cybersecurity and Lockdown”

The project’s closing (photo gallery video of the virtual week, speeches)

The participating students were teenagers between 14 and 17 years old, who were really interested in the project’s topic. A few students were with fewer opportunities and had educational problems, and were helped by teachers to understand the topic better. Some classes having lessons at that time joined the activities and we got up to 40-45 students as listeners.

Worked Examples, High-Tech Approach to Learning methods are used.

All participating schools will use joint surveys, studies and analyses of the activity as new learning or teaching materials and tools in their lessons as well as organize integrated lessons of Native Language, English and IT in all involved schools and integrated English and Human and Health Safety lessons in Lithuania.

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