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1 Carapinheira

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3 Half way between the beautiful white beach sand of Figueira da Foz...

4 and the city of Coimbra,

5 where you can find one of the most antique universities of Europe...

6 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 in Carapinheira, lies our School Dr. José dos Santos Bessa

7 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Carapinheira The village Carapinheira is in a soft hill above the fields by the Mondego River, 5 km northeast from Montemor-o-Velho. The village Carapinheira is in a soft hill above the fields by the Mondego River, 5 km northeast from Montemor-o-Velho. From the highest point you have an extremely beautiful view: the green rize fields along the river.

8 Our homepage: www.eb23- carapinheira.rcts.pt

9 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 since 1984: a preparatory school, since 1984: a preparatory school, 1995/1996 transformed into a Middle School (5th – 9th) 1995/1996 transformed into a Middle School (5th – 9th) amplified in 1999 (construction of a new block of classrooms, a field for games and a balneary) amplified in 1999 (construction of a new block of classrooms, a field for games and a balneary) In 2003/2004, two kindergartens, 8 primary schools and our Middle School were included in a School Group, being our school the mother school. In 2003/2004, two kindergartens, 8 primary schools and our Middle School were included in a School Group, being our school the mother school.

10 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Social and economical reality Low scholarity of parents: Low scholarity of parents: 50% - primary school (4th grade),50% - primary school (4th grade), 25% - 6th grade,25% - 6th grade, 10% - 9th grade10% - 9th grade 7% - secondary school 7% - secondary school 3% - medium or superior degree. 3% - medium or superior degree. Main working branches: Main working branches: civil construction,- housewives,civil construction,- housewives, agricultures,- housekeepers,agricultures,- housekeepers, lorry-drivers. - factories or commerce.lorry-drivers. - factories or commerce.

11 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Social and economical reality Low social, economical and cultural family background, Low social, economical and cultural family background, Lack of support at home with schoolwork, Lack of support at home with schoolwork, Poor motivation for school life, Poor motivation for school life, Family disorganization and an ill-favoured social economical background: Family disorganization and an ill-favoured social economical background: -social exclusion -low personal and professional expectations Students often study in group at the library

12 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Lack of free time occupations after school Lack of free time occupations after school Free time activities: Free time activities: watching TV,watching TV, listening to musiclistening to music playing computer (about 50% have a pc at home).playing computer (about 50% have a pc at home). Poor reading habits Poor reading habits Sports activities are limited to the ones the school offers. Sports activities are limited to the ones the school offers. Mobile Bookshop visits school Professional Basketball players with students

13 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 What made us go ahead? the ill-favoured social, economical and cultural background the ill-favoured social, economical and cultural background almost no access to information or to new technologies besides the ones the school offered almost no access to information or to new technologies besides the ones the school offered

14 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Library General view Writer António Torrado visits our school, students make interview

15 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 imperative to give our students the possibility to have imperative to give our students the possibility to have - access to various information resources, - new technologies, Writer Graça Gonçalves shows students how a book is edited Exhibition of new Information and Communication technologies

16 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 reorganization and reequipment of the school library reorganization and reequipment of the school library acquire the first computers acquire the first computers

17 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Programme Internet at School 1997/98: a computer with connexion to the Internet The Programme Internet at School made it possible for students to make their first steps in the World Wide Web Internet Club

18 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 - High motivation to surf the net, - Desire to communicate with e-mail - Experience in chat-rooms (mirc) - More information available and research in the web, and not any more confined to the books, available at the school library… BUT only one computer with connexion to the Internet: impossible for the majority of students to access it. create conditions to have a local network, with more computers connected to the net, so that more students could make use of the ICT.

19 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Computers in use at present Computing lab: 14 Computing lab: 14 Library: 7 Library: 7 Multi-media room: 1 Multi-media room: 1 Metereology Club: 2 Metereology Club: 2 Classroom B7: 3 Classroom B7: 3 Science lab : 1 Science lab : 1 Art room: 1 Art room: 1 Students with special education needs: 2 Students with special education needs: 2 Total 31

20 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Physical Education room: 1 Physical Education room: 1 Maths Room: 1 Maths Room: 1 Psychologist: 1 Psychologist: 1 Head Teachers room: 1 Head Teachers room: 1 Teachers Staff Room: 1 Teachers Staff Room: 1 Direction : 3 Office: 7

21 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Total number of computers with conexion to the Internet: 34 Regional Services of Education: one of the schools with the highest ratio computer – student, in the centre of Portugal. … one of the schools in the district, with the most regular access to the Internet.

22 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Students and the use of ICT This school year, for the first time, a subject called ICT for students of the 9th grade, part of the Educational Reform and the national curriculum. This school year, for the first time, a subject called ICT for students of the 9th grade, part of the Educational Reform and the national curriculum.

23 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 New Flexible Management of the Curriculum since 2000/2001 since 2000/2001 one of the few pioneer schools one of the few pioneer schools with this model and with the school autonomy it was possible, to design a curriculum, adapted to the needs of our students with this model and with the school autonomy it was possible, to design a curriculum, adapted to the needs of our students possibility to have Introduction to Computing in the 6th grade possibility to have Introduction to Computing in the 6th grade

24 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 once in a fortnight once in a fortnight exchange infomation plan cross-curricular activities for Study Time, Project Area, ICT Teacher meetings New Flexible Management of the Curriculum

25 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Project Area: students make regular use of ICT: research in the net; processing information, doing Powerpoint presentations or other types of computer work Project Area: students make regular use of ICT: research in the net; processing information, doing Powerpoint presentations or other types of computer work Example chosen: Powerpoint presentation about the URO Example chosen: Powerpoint presentation about the UROURO

26 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Other use of ICT since 2003/2004, students from the 4th grade, come once a week to enrich their curriculum with other subjects, including Computing. since 2003/2004, students from the 4th grade, come once a week to enrich their curriculum with other subjects, including Computing. extra-curricular activities, such as various clubs, in which students can make use of ICT: extra-curricular activities, such as various clubs, in which students can make use of ICT: Computer Club Computer Club Internet Club Internet Club Journalism Club Journalism Club Meteorology Club (Weather Club) Meteorology Club (Weather Club) Meteorology Club (Weather Club) Meteorology Club (Weather Club)

27 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Teachers and ICT X Some rarely use ICT in their pedagogical practice X Some rarely use ICT in their pedagogical practice X Are not willing to do some / more ICT teacher training X Are not willing to do some / more ICT teacher training X Feel not comfortable with teaching non- subject areas where students use computers X Feel not comfortable with teaching non- subject areas where students use computers The majority recognizes the advantages of the use of the new technologies The majority recognizes the advantages of the use of the new technologies Has made a bigger use of ICT in their teaching Has made a bigger use of ICT in their teaching Develop their knowledge on this matter. Develop their knowledge on this matter.

28 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Teachers and ICT Personal use Personal use Pedagogical use: Pedagogical use: material which is produced by the teachers themselves material which is produced by the teachers themselves educational software available at school educational software available at school Internet with students Internet with students more elaborated projects more elaborated projects More motivation and concentration; Learning becomes something fun to do; Students develop global competences.

29 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Teachers, who are training at our school, for example, have carried out several interesting experiences using ICT: Teachers, who are training at our school, for example, have carried out several interesting experiences using ICT: Games Games Training sessions (Security at school) Training sessions (Security at school) Training sessions / motivation sessions to alternative sports Training sessions / motivation sessions to alternative sports alternative sports alternative sports The motivation, as well as the concentration of the students was notorious and learning became something fun to do. The motivation, as well as the concentration of the students was notorious and learning became something fun to do. …

30 Selected project : pavilion of Portugal, Expo Hanover 2000, Germany

31 Description of the village English and Portuguese version

32 Description of tradicional customs

33 . Biography of the patron of the school, a paediatrician from Carapinheira

34 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 ICT in teaching and learning process ICT helps motivate and engage students ICT helps motivate and engage students significant improvements and advantages, not only in the teaching - learning process but also in the curricular evaluation of the students. significant improvements and advantages, not only in the teaching - learning process but also in the curricular evaluation of the students. It has contributed to the development of global competences, preparing them to be more informed citizens, with better and broadened knowledge. It has contributed to the development of global competences, preparing them to be more informed citizens, with better and broadened knowledge. ICT helps prepare children for the world of work ICT helps prepare children for the world of work Study trip to the Communications Museum in Lisbon

35 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Teacher Training in ICT The school has had some courses in its own facilities, available for teachers of our school, promoted by external entities; The school has had some courses in its own facilities, available for teachers of our school, promoted by external entities; Proposes new topics to the Training Centre Proposes new topics to the Training Centre Some more innovative teachers organize small training sessions for the colleagues, which are generally well accepted and enthusiastically attended. Some more innovative teachers organize small training sessions for the colleagues, which are generally well accepted and enthusiastically attended. Also the office staff has had regular formation in ICT area, so that they can make proper use of the administration software. Also the office staff has had regular formation in ICT area, so that they can make proper use of the administration software.

36 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Difficulties Most of them are related with the equipment: Most of them are related with the equipment: acquisition of the necessary hardware and software, acquisition of the necessary hardware and software, high cost of technical assistance and maintenance, high cost of technical assistance and maintenance, lack of adequate teacher training. lack of adequate teacher training. another computer lab would be necessary, in order to make the use of ICT more regular. another computer lab would be necessary, in order to make the use of ICT more regular. Felt by teachers, who sometimes feel uncomfortable, because some students have more knowledge. Felt by teachers, who sometimes feel uncomfortable, because some students have more knowledge. Not always are they prepared to overcome small technical problems Not always are they prepared to overcome small technical problems

37 1st ELFE Conference - 22 - 23 November 2004 Importance of ICT - Conclusion Students acquire computing skills Students acquire computing skills Students have access to vaster information resources which they otherwise wouldnt have Students have access to vaster information resources which they otherwise wouldnt have Very advantageous and gratifying in the teaching- learning process Very advantageous and gratifying in the teaching- learning process Contributes to the development of global competencies, and therefore to a better preparation for our students future. Contributes to the development of global competencies, and therefore to a better preparation for our students future.

38 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

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45 School Dr. José dos Santos Bessa CarapinheiraPortugal Bruxelles, 23 November 2004 www.eb23-carapinheira.rcts.pt info@eb23-carapinheira.rcts.pt


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