In this learning scenario, all the activities are done in an ‘online environment’ which is called ‘virtual classroom’. It supports teachers and students in response to the teaching situation the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Therefore, you can gain insight from the scenario. It is a cross-curricular remote project aimed to empower English language learning and basic programming skills.
Skills and tools
Reading comprehension and writing skills are the main achievements developed in this project. To do so, Europeana Collections is used as a dedicated reading platform. Students explore how pioneer women impacted Europe and create a story of them with a digital storytelling VR app Cospaces. They also develop basic programming skills to animate the characters created inside Cospases. The teacher and students implement the activities in a Zoom Virtual Classroom.
This lesson plan applies to age 12 and upper ages. The students use mobile apps as well as the web.
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The featured image used to illustrate this article has been created during the implementation of this learning scenario. The original image used to create it has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection (CC BY 4.0).