Sophia Kouzouli

Country: 
Greece
http://blogs.sch.gr/skouzouli/

I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens and a M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the H.O.U., Patra, Greece. I have been teaching English for more than 20 years and am an enthusiast eTwinner. I am interested in exploring innovative ways to integrate technology in the classroom to foster creativity and promoting collaborative learning. My blog is at http://blogs.sch.gr/skouzouli/

Follow me on Twitter: Twitter


School: 1st Primary School of Pyrgos

Our Projects

What is Climate Change?

This week the 5th grade students of the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos watched very short videos which focus on Climate Change.

The videos contributed to the brainstorming of ideas. Students were required to take notes about specific issues that were raised in the videos.

After each video, they used their notes to explain the environmental problems presented and what people should do to protect the environment and consequently themselves. In this way they got engaged and got familiar with the notion of climate change.

Then, they worked in groups: some of them used their computers to explore climate change and collect information and others drew pictures about it.

Causes and effects

The 2nd week the 5th grade students of the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos initially watched some of the videos of The World’s Largest Lesson “Simon Says Save the Climate!” as a way to activate prior knowledge and connect to the previous lesson.

They explored the climate in Greece and, more specifically, in the area of Pyrgos, in the South West of Greece.

Then, they investigated how the climate has changed over the last decades.

They also looked into the ways climate change is affecting our lives and cases where the effects of climate change can be observed.

Taking action!

In the 3rd week the 5th grade students of the 1st Primary School of Pyrgos looked into solutions to reduce climate change impact and effective ways to stop global warming.

They realised they have to convince people to be more responsible and take action on a personal level initially and then locally and globally.

They all agreed that... Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!

Climate action: Connecting Classrooms

Climate Action brings pupils together!

We had the opportunity to have a skype call with St. Augustine's National School in Clontuskert, in the Republic of Ireland.