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This paper examines some features of project-based learning to activate the learning process of English at an early stage. Work in a virtual electronic environment provided by the site Glogster Edu. Operation is performed by making students of briers (virtual presentation) in a particular set of topics with a particular teacher for educational purposes and tasks. The aim is not only to achieve a basic literacy in a foreign language, and to develop and much needed basic key skills student of twenty-first century, namely: critical thinking, the ability to find, analyze and implement appropriate information with great flexibility, teamwork and sharing of ideas through new technologies.

This report explores some possibilities of the project-based learning to activate the learning process of ESL at primary level of education,working in a virtual electronic environment provided by the site Glogster Edu. Activities are implemented through development of pupils glogs (virtual presentations) on a particular topicset bythe teacher with educational purposes and tasks. The aim is not only to achieve a basic literacy and foreign language skills but also to developstudents’basic key skills much-needed for twenty-first century, namely: critical thinking, ability to find, analyze, and appropriate application of information with great flexibility, teamwork and sharing of ideas through new technologies

Three years working with my students on the site such as Glogster Edu share a common virtual space called "Internet classroom." In my teacher account (klik1 ) I produce virtual presentations that illustrate the educational content (klik2) and makes it available to adopt children, and organize and manage the project - based learning using the capabilities of Glogster Edu Premium (klik3 ) . In their student accounts children set out my language and creative tasks creating special web a page called briers (klik4) , which articulate studied. In carrying out its work as they acquire new language skills and develop new key skills and competencies, performing the necessary technological manipulation Glogster - Tools and other digital resources. In the past, I have asked over 50 (klik5) project activities with specific language and creative tasks, and I came to the conclusion that this is a successful practice that gives good results and benefits for all students. That's why I decided to consistently describe how does planning, management and evaluation of such an activity, the role of the teacher and the students in it and what are their bilateral benefits.

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Glog - presentation of the test set as project work

Hawthorn - presentation of project work of students - a feature that teachers can implement with Glogster Edu Premium and share the work and its results widely in cyberspace through the link.



How to organize a project - based learning in Edu Glogster?

1. The planning of project-based activities or the creation of project hawthorn (klik6) is done by the teacher. Usually the purpose and objectives are directly linked to education standards and the teaching hawthorn includes a number of tasks which students have to solve to achieve the targeted teacher tseli.Glogster Edu Premium allows this to happen with the development of teaching hawthorn-matrix (template) (klik7 ) and be distributed to each student.

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2. Rakovodenetona project-based activities are carried out by the teacher. When the design hawthorn - matrix is ready, it sends it through a function of the site to the selected class and student, as previously given written instructions about the terms of performance, the type of activities to be carried out, how to conduct them (klik8) , Prepare visual supports (klik9) if provides difficulties in the implementation of operational tasks. Students acquire teaching hawthorn in your account and in working out the necessary manipulations on it to solve the tasks (click) . The teacher monitors the implementation of the set of his instructions from their desktop, which are displayed all ready project briers students (klik10) . As a tool for fast and easy communication between him and the children can use the messaging system on the site or Skype - connection if the project work is set to perform at home.

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3. Evaluation can be performed directly from the teacher, giving verbal and numerical evaluation and comment to her in a special sector under project hawthorn (klik11) . This assessment the student receives a private message from uchitelya.A also in the sector of public comment, the teacher can add Rating Scale and benchmarks for the student to seek and find the mistakes. (klik12) Thus, it can actively participate in process of assessment and verification and to make the necessary amendments to the improvement of knowledge.

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In the process of planning, management and evaluation of project - based activities, the relationship and cooperation between teacher - student and student - student is constant.

The teacher acts in a facilitator assisting the training of their students. When planning learning activities, it draws attention to the interests, abilities and learning styles of their students. He appreciates the students during the entire learning process, using different types of assessment and provides continuous feedback.

Pupils involved in project-based learning, an increased motivation-they spend more time and attention, work with passion and enthusiasm to a problem, demonstrate greater responsibility and give better results. Improves abstract thinking, self-directedness, mutual assistance and cooperation. (click 13) (klik14)

The benefits of the project - based learning site Glogster Edu are for all and especially for those students for whom traditional methods and approaches are not as effective. In the new study conditions disinterested even before students begin to participate in class. Improves their attitude towards homework and set-design work as the computer it becomes desirable, accessible and lesnoizpalnima. Their work the students have the opportunity to share widely with friends on Facebook or other sites. Access to a wide range of job opportunities in the real and virtual classroom and outside it provides ways of involving students with cultural differences.


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